IAAP International

The International Association of Administrative Professionals
is a not-for-profit professional association for office professionals with approximately 40,000 members and affiliates and nearly 600 chapters worldwide. Our mission is to enhance the success of career-minded administrative professionals by providing opportunities for growth through education, community building and leadership development.

Our core values:
  • Integrity: We demonstrate this cornerstone of our profession through honesty, accountability and high ethical standards.
  • Respect: We create respect within our profession and association through listening, understanding and acknowledging member feedback.
  • Adaptability: We ensure the success of our association by embracing positive change and by nurturing diversity, creativity and visionary thinking.
  • Communication: We cultivate and maintain excellence by remaining approachable at all levels, communicating openly and building strong relationships.
  • Commitment: We are steadfast in our goals to develop learning opportunities for career-minded administrative professionals and to strengthen efficiency and effectiveness.  

Advance your administrative career

For over 70 years, the International Association of Administrative Professionals has been helping office professionals reach their career goals through education, community building and leadership development. Our certification programs are recognized as the industry standard of proficiency. Our educational programs, including OPTIONS Training, help admins advance their careers without putting their life on hold. With three annual conferences a year, members have numerous opportunities to learn and grow, not just at their job but in their life. We produce three different publications that go out to our members, which impart cutting-edge information about today's office.  If you've been searching for a community to help you thrive in today's office culture, you've come to the right place. Come join us as we create a better workplace, one admin at a time.

Help Us Celebrate 70 Years!

In celebration of IAAP reaching its 70th anniversary, we’re offering administrative professionals a special price when they join the association as a new member. From now until December 31, 2012, new members can join IAAP at the chapter, division and international level—all for one $70 price. Don’t put it off. Join today to take advantage of the world’s best networking and education for administrative professionals. Go to our Membership Page to learn more.

Membership Types

Professional Member
Student Member
Associate Member

Gift of Membership

Do you have a special co-worker or friend who is also an administrative professional? If you’d like to do something special for him or her we have the perfect idea: The Gift of Membership. It’s a great way to introduce your friends and co-workers to IAAP. Maybe it’s a way to help that admin that just got laid off, or as a special gift for your son or daughter who is now a part of the profession.

It’s easy to give the Gift of Membership. You can either mail/fax in the Gift of Membership form or call Headquarters with your information, including payment, and the name and contact information of the recipient. After the membership department gets the information, they will send out an e-mail informing the recipient of his or her Gift of Membership. It only takes a few minutes but gives a gift that lasts an entire year.

Don’t let another day go by. Give the perfect gift, the Gift of Membership.

Gift a New Membership

Gift a Membership Renewal

Benefits of IAAP membership

  • Member discount on purchases through IAAP on education and professional development resource materials
  • Discounts on registration of any IAAP sponsored international level training workshops, seminars, conferences and conventions.
  • Discounts on registration for the Certified Administrative Professional exam
  • Subscription to: OfficePro magazine, OfficePro Express, an e-newsletter full of research, trends and technology information; IAAP Connections, the association’s monthly e-newsletter
  • Full access to the IAAP Web Community, an online social network for IAAP members.
  • Local chapters, which hold training and networking events and have opportunities for leadership
  • Download a printable membership application
  • Download a printable 70-for-70 Promotion Membership ApplicationJoin Online Now!