Membership

Invest in your career. Invest in you.

IABC is the International Association of Business Communicators. When you join this global community you gain access to unparalleled guidance, skill development, job opportunities and countless networks of communication professionals in St. Louis and around the world.

Membership in IABC St. Louis will help you:

  • Connect with your development
  • Connect and advance at work
  • Connect with ideas
  • Connect with your peers
  • Connect with information

Learn more about all of the benefits to being an IABC member, then join us today.

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Membership Benefits

Grow Professionally

Make life-long business and personal connections.

Start with the IABC St. Louis chapter and grow your network–and your knowledge. Stay informed of emerging trends and best industry practices by attending monthly professional development and networking events. Become an IABC volunteer. You’ll make new friends, enhance your resume and hone new skills. Membership also means access to IABC Academy, an online archive of webinars, workshops and face-to-face training on timely issues and topics.

Find Your Next Career Opportunity

Access the hidden job market.

IABC’s Job Center lists hundreds of jobs at all levels of experience. Search by keyword, location, or job type and find detailed information and contact information on interesting positions worldwide. Plus members get exclusive access to the newest job postings before they’re released for public view. This means getting your resume and portfolio first in line.

Get a little help or even a mentor.

Ask the communication experts or contact a career coach when you’re stuck on a problem or need some job advice. IABC also offers valuable resources to help you in planning, research, resume development, interviewing and salary negotiation.

Access Resources 24/7

Tap worldwide expertise and a wealth of online tools.

From local chapter professionals to thought leaders in 70+ countries, IABC has one of the most active global networks in the communication profession. Seek advice and share ideas through online forums and IABC’s worldwide membership directory. Access detailed case studies, how-to advice, and the latest industry news, research, technology, and trends in IABC’s monthly digital magazine and in the online resources library.

Get Recognized

Global Certification for the business communication master.

IABC’s Communication Management Professional (CMP) certification is recognized internationally as the standard of communication excellence. Earn CMP certification, and engage in a process of lifelong learning to keep your skills fresh and relevant.

Showcase your talents and earn industry recognition.

Every year, IABC offers work-centered competitive awards at the local, regional and international levels. Learn more about each of the programs

As an IABC member, you can enter and attend the St. Louis awards ceremony at a significant discount!

Types of Membership

Professional
The vast majority of IABC members are professional members. A $40 application fee applies to new and lapsed members. Dues for professional members can vary based on where you live. Some countries are charged a lower amount for international dues, based on World Bank data. Chapter and region dues also vary. Join today.

IABC membership belongs to the member, even if the employer paid for it. If the employer pays for the membership and the member moves to another employer, the member retains IABC membership for the duration of the year and can renew without paying a reinstatement fee. The former employer (who paid for the membership) can also arrange to have a successor “assume” the remainder of the paid membership (if there are three or more months remaining on the membership). If the member is changing positions within the same organization this policy does not apply.

Corporate

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

A higher value “Platinum” package is also available, offering on-site training, PR opportunities for the company, and special pricing on IABC products and events.

  • Platinum Package (for 75+ employees)
  • Gold Package (for 31-74 employees)
  • Silver Package (for 16-30 employees)
  • Bronze Package (for 5-15 employees)
Student
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, or a certificate program in Canada, who are not presently working in the communication profession. Join as a student today!

Student Transition

Upon graduation, IABC student members qualify for 40% off the international membership dues and exemption from the application fee if they join IABC as a Transitional member within one year of their graduation date. Full chapter and regional dues still apply. To apply for student transition rates, please call Member Relations at +1 800.776.4222 or +1 415.544.4700.

Retiree, Fellow, Honarary
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. Please call Member Relations for current rates at 800.776.4222 or +1 415.544.4700.

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. Contact the Leader Centre at leader_centre@iabc.com for more information on submitting nominations.

I can’t praise enough the opportunities I’ve had to add to my professional development and share wonderful camaraderie with other members. Shera Dalin

Media & Community Relations Manager, U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corp.

My IABC membership was directly responsible for getting me my job. I have met many people through IABC who are not just excellent business contacts; they are now wonderful and cherished friends. David Sheets

Public Relations and Communications Manager, Perficient, Inc.

IABC has given me the chance to volunteer for different programs and events. It’s a great addition to my resume, and I have fun doing it. Alice Telios-Dunlap

Communications Specialist, BJC HealthCare