Becoming an IABC Member

Member Benefits

  • Connections to help you advance

    Find mentors and tap into a global network of peers for answers to pressing questions through The Hub, a private online community for IABC members only.

  • Tools to leverage for results

    Access critical information when you need it, from an online library that includes award-winning case studies, webinars, podcasts and more.

  • Content to keep informed

    Stay current with Catalyst magazine articles and other content on critical industry topics delivered to your inbox each week.

  • Learning to stay sharp

    Keep growing with discounts on professional development through IABC Academy online courses, the IABC World Conference, the IABC Gold Quill Awards, and with chapter and regional events in your local area.

  • Credentials to raise your profile

    Get discounts on professional certification through the Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC).

Find the right membership package for you.

IABC Individual Member
Member-only resources Member-only resources including Gold Quill Award-winning case studies, white papers, e-books and more
Monthly webinars & classes Monthly free-to-member webinars, master classes and an on-demand webinar library
Member-only tools & templates Access to member-only tools and templates to help you do your work better
Catalyst content Access to IABC's twice-annual Catalyst print magazine and online content center
Job Centre Early access to postings on the IABC Job Centre
The Hub Access to The Hub, IABC's member-only online community.
Leadership opportunities Opportunity to develop leadership skills by serving on an IABC committee, task force or in chapter leadership.
Network support A network to support you where you live and work with an IABC chapter. (Local chapters are not available in all areas.)
Mentorship Access to opportunities for mentorship worldwide
Gold Quill Awards Evaluator Opportunity to learn how to evaluate against the Global Standard, by serving as a Gold Quill Awards evaluator.
IABC World Conference Deep discounts to the annual IABC World Conference
Education & All-Access Pass Deep discounts on education in the IABC Academy, including the All-Access Pass and IABC Business Acumen Certificate
Job Centre Discount on posting to the IABC Job Centre to attract the best talent to your organization
Professional certification 75% discount on professional certification through the Global Communication Certification Council
*Local chapters are not available in all areas.
Corporate Community Corporate Advantage Corporate Enterprise
Number of members who can participate (Includes regional and chapter levels) Up to 25 members Up to 50 members up to 100 members
Unlimited access to all IABC Academy courses for your organization’s members Included Included Included
Co-branded IABC online learning portal hosting (IABC Academy courses to serve as your in-house online communication training platform. Management access provided to monitor ongoing employee training progress and outcomes.) US$7,000 US$5,000 Included
Access for all employee members to The Hub (IABC's private online collaboration community, providing access to our global member community to discuss and seek solutions to daily challenges and build a network of global professional support) Included Included Included
Invitations to the World Conference Executive Summit, where business leaders network and engage in thought leadership discussions on the most pressing challenges in the field 2 3 4
Complimentary Gold Quill Awards entries 2 3 4
Discounted registration to IABC World Conference (discount taken off member registration rate) 10% discount 10 % discount 2 complimentary registrations & 10% off thereafter
Number of included CMP or SCMP certification exam application fee waivers 4 10 20
Access to IABC's Catalyst magazine and online content center Included Included Included
Access to monthly free-to-member webinars) covering emerging topics and issues in the communication profession (live and on-demand) Included Included Included
Complimentary IABC Job Centre postings 3 Basic 7 Basic 12 Basic
Annual membership fee US$8,499 US$14,999 US$34,999
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