Types of Membership
IABC membership runs for 12 months. Members belong to the international level of the association, to a chapter if the member is within 50 miles of one (i.e. Toronto), and to a region (Canada East).
Membership fees can be paid on an annually or quarterly basis. Your membership will be active and will be processed upon application to IABC world headquarters and receipt of payment.
The prices below are inclusive of both IABC international dues and IABC Toronto local chapter dues where applicable. On the IABC website, select your currency as “Canadian” and your chapter as “Toronto.”
IABC+ – $485
Everything that is included in the Standard IABC membership, plus complete access to professional development through IABC Advance (formerly IABC Academy), certification resources with application fee waived, free GCCC recertification fee, and the ability to join more than 1 Shared Interest Group (SIG).
Standard – $350
As a member, you have access to all things IABC, including member-only resources, monthly webinars, content in Catalyst, discounts on registration for the IABC World Conference and discounted professional certification through the Global Communication Certification Council. You have access to all IABC International benefits (including The Hub, international special interest groups, etc.) and all local IABC Toronto Chapter benefits (discounted rates for local networking and professional development events, leadership and volunteer opportunities, etc.)
Early Career – $270
Professionals with 1-3 years of experience can apply for this discounted rate. You’ll still get the same access and benefits as the Standard IABC Membership.
Campus to Career – $150
Professionals who have graduated from a degree program from an accredited institution in the last year are eligible for the Campus to Career rate. Members are eligible for a Campus to Career membership for one year and then can transition to the Early Career Membership.
Retired – $99
Individuals who have been professional IABC members for at least five years, are retired from employment as a communication professional, and are at least 55 years of age are eligible for retiree status.
Student – $40
Full-time college student or part-time college student who is not currently doing paid work as a communication professional.
Group and Corporate Membership
Group (5 to 10 members)
Group memberships can be obtained by groups of 5 or more. Group members receive the same benefits as professional members, but receive a 15% discount on international dues.
Corporate memberships include additional benefits to your organization, including complimentary job postings and award entries, discounts to the World Conference, unlimited access for all corporate members to IABC Advance (formerly IABC Academy) and more! Pricing depends on the number of members. To attain a price quote, please contact IABC Headquarters.
Have questions about your membership?
See Frequently Asked Questions or contact Member Relations