Benefits of Membership

What IABC Membership Provides

IABC provides educational and career enhancing programs designed to meet the needs and recognize the accomplishments of professional communicators throughout the globe. Access the IABC membership brochure here.

Local Chapters

Connect, learn and make new friends with communication professionals in your area by joining a local IABC chapter. Attend meetings, take advantage of professional development opportunities, and even find your next job.

World Conference

A multi-day event held annually to provide an opportunity for IABC members and non-members alike to learn from experts in a multitude of communication areas, while also networking with colleagues who attend from around the world.

Gold Quill Awards

The only global program designed to recognize the broadest spectrum of communicators. Each year hundreds of applicants submit their best work in areas as diverse as branding, research, employee engagement and social media.

The IABC Academy

By partnering with known experts in specific fields, The IABC Academy offers webinars, online workshops and face-to-face training that help you stay current on topics that are important for professional and personal growth.

GCCC Certification (CMP & SCMP)

The current Communication Management Professional (CMP) or Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP) certifications correspond to the Generalist/Specialist career level as outlined in the IABC Career Road Map. Future levels will be developed on a timely basis. IABC members receive significant discounts on all certification application fees.

Communication World (CW)

Our monthly magazine is now entirely digital. With more interactive content, the ability to share articles immediately and availability on nearly every mobile device and platform, the new CW digital is meeting the need for access to more in-depth content on leading-edge communication topics.

Career Opportunities – Job Center

Discover your next career opportunity through IABC’s online Job Center. Search by keyword, location, or job type and find hundreds of communication jobs at all levels of experience.