Membership Options


Joining and participating with IAAP will give you tools to further your career. For over 60 years, the International Association of Administrative Professionals has been helping administrative professionals reach their career goals through education, networking, and leadership development.

You can qualify for this membership in one of three ways: 


You qualify for this membership if you are currently employed (or within the last two years) administrative professional, or a holder of the CAP, CAP-OM, CAP-TA ratings, or an employed teacher of business education. 

CAP - Certified Administrative Professional
CAP-OM - CAP & Organizational Management Professional
CAP-TA - CAP & Technology Applications   

The professional membership is the most common membership chosen. This membership is non-transferrable and remains with the individual even if he or she changes employment.  Bellingham waives the 1st year dues toward the chapter portion of professional membership cost.

You qualify for this membership if you are a student in business education. Individuals can be student members for a maximum of four years. After that time the membership is automatically transferred to a professional member status. This type of membership is non-transferable. It remains with the individual. 
Bellingham waives the first year dues toward the chapter portion of the student membership cost.

Bellingham Student Member Application:  (page under construction...document coming soon)

An individual, firm, or educational institution that sustains the objectives of IAAP qualifies for this membership. A contact person is named by the business or institution to receive the benefits of membership. This type of membership is transferrable and a new contact person can be named.

Bellingham Associate Member Application: (page under construction...document coming soon)


  • 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 or the Certified Professional Secretary exams.

  • Membership includes a subscription to: OfficePro magazine, OfficePro Express, an e-newsletter full of research, trends and technology information; and IAAP Connections, the association’s monthly e-newsletter.

  • Our certification programs are recognized as the industry standard of proficiency.

  • Our educational programs, including on-line and OPTIONS Training, help admins advance their careers without putting their life on hold.

  • With three international 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 visit at our monthly programs us as we create a better workplace, one admin at a time.