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Membership Types

Membership to the IABC is handled by our Global Headquarters, and you can find more information about membership types in detail at our global website.

If you're interested in joining and would like to speak to someone first, contact our Membership Officers.


Membership for individuals who are current or aspiring business communicators. May be paid by the individual or their employer.

Corporate Package

Corporate packages offer discounts to five or more employees from the same company. To initiate a package, please see our global website.

The 500 Club

So named because only 500 members will be allowed to participate, the 500 Club offers lifetime membership in IABC. The 500 Club is closed, as all slots have been taken.


Student memberships are available to full-time students of colleges, universities and other educational institutions, as well as part-time students working toward a degree, who are not presently working in the communication profession.

Student transition:

Professionals who have graduated from a degree program from an accredited institution in the last year are eligible for the student transition rate. 


Individuals who have been professional IABC members for at least five years, are retired from employment in the communication industry, and are at least 55 years of age are eligible for retiree status.

Fellow and Honorary

These membership categories are conferred upon members by the IABC international executive board in recognition of service to IABC and the profession. Nominations can be submitted to headquarters. 


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