Staff Development Resources
Regional Professional Associations and Organizations
Living in Pittsburgh offers various opportunities to connect with professionals in the same field and industry. You are highly encouraged to access your local network via the following membership-based organizations, many of which conduct networking events and professional development programs for individuals in and around Pittsburgh.
- American Institute of Architects — Pittsburgh Chapter
- American Marketing Association — Pittsburgh Chapter
- Association for Talent Development — Pittsburgh Chapter
- Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania
- HelpDesk Chapters Inc. (HDI) — Steel City Chapter
- National Speakers Association — Pittsburgh Chapter
- Pittsburgh Human Resources Association
- Pittsburgh Young Professionals
- Project Management Institute — Pittsburgh Chapter
- Public Relations Society of America — Pittsburgh Chapter
- Society for Marketing Professional Services — Pittsburgh Chapter
National Professional Associations and Organizations by Industry
Membership in professional associations and organizations is a great way to enhance your résumé and professional profile. The following compilation of over 300 associations and organizations contains a sampling of some of the membership opportunities available to anyone interested in pursuing professional development and networking opportunities on a broader scale. The list was adapted from an even more detailed list compiled by jobstars.com.
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- American Accounting Association (AAA) is the largest community of accountants in academia.
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) monitors and enforces compliance of the profession's standards and provides educational guidance materials to members.
- American Payroll Association (APA) is the nation’s leader in payroll education and resources for payroll professionals.
- Association of Chartered Certified System Accountants (ACCSA) was established to provide services and support to accounting professionals working within an IT environment.
- Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is the recognized authority, leader, advocate and educator for internal audit professionals.
- Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) provides access to tools, information and peer networks for management accounting professionals.
- National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) provides members with educational information, tools and updates to support tax professionals.
- National Society of Accountants (NSA) aims to help tax and accounting professionals become more successful through sponsored educational programs.
- American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP) provides resources, training and certification opportunities for administrative professionals and executive assistants.
- Association of Executive and Administrative Professionals (AEAP) helps members keep in touch with advances and changes in professional practice and technology.
- Executive Assistants Organization (EAO) is a globally recognized organization dedicated to the growth and development of executive and personal assistants through networking, training, mentorship, and ongoing career support.
- International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) is an association dedicated to helping office and administrative professionals advance their careers by providing knowledge, skills, and insights that support job advancement, success and recognition.
- National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education (NAPAHE) serves presidential assistants (PAs) and other professionals supporting higher education leaders.
- National Association of Professional Receptionists (NAPR) is a professional association providing representation, education, valuation and accreditation to receptionists, switchboard operators, information clerks, greeters, and customer service professionals across the country.
- American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) is a members-based organization serving professionals who are dedicated to the humane care and treatment of laboratory animals.
- American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) provides certification of animal scientists through examination, continuing education, and commitment to a code of ethics.
- American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) is a membership society that supports the careers of scientists and animal producers in the United States and internationally.
- American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI) is dedicated to improving architectural drawing and those engaged in the serious pursuit of architectural illustration.
- Association of Architecture Organizations (AAO) is an international member-based network that connects, supports and advocates for organizations and individuals devoted to advancing the role of architecture, planning and design in service to society.
- Association of Licensed Architects (ALA) is a member-based organization for architects and professions related to architecture.
- Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) is a small, intimate group of members at various stages of architectural training and careers with the mantra, “Architect helping architect.”
Arts (Performing, Visual)
- American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a membership-based organization with the mission of inspiring excellence and nurturing lifelong involvement in choral music through education, performance, composition and advocacy.
- American Federation of Musicians (AFM) is the largest union of professional musicians, playing in orchestras, theaters, film, radio, television and clubs.
- American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers.
- American String Teachers Association (ASTA) is a membership-based organization that supports string and orchestra teachers and players.
- ArtTable is a membership-based organization dedicated to advancing women working in the visual arts industry.
- Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) is a membership-based nonprofit organization for college and university theatre departments and administrators, educators, graduate students and theatre practitioners.
- Audio Engineering Society (AES) is the leading professional association for professionals and students who specialize in audio technology.
- College Art Association (CAA) is a membership-based association committed to the practice of art, teaching, and research of and about the visual arts and humanities.
- National Costumers Association (NCA) is a professional organization promoting the artistic, historical, educational, and social nature of costuming
- National Dance Society (NDS) is membership-based organization that provides leadership in promoting research, advocacy, and best practices in the delivery of dance and dance education.
- National Folk Organization (NFO-USA) is a membership-based organization that offers a network of support for folk dance professionals and practitioners.
- National Opera Association (NOA) is a membership-based association that promotes excellence in opera education and pedagogy through its support of a diverse community of opera educators and professionals.
- Professional Association of Visual Artists (PAVA) is a membership-based association dedicated to the advancement of education to promote the highest professional standards in the visual arts.
- Stage Managers’ Association (SMA) is a professional organization dedicated to the education, mentoring, recognition, and advocacy of the working stage managers community in the U.S.
- National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is a membership-based association that brings together university career services, relations and recruiting professionals.
- National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) is the membership-based association that unites workforce professionals to help foster economic development in America.
- American Communication Association (ACA) is a nonprofit virtual professional association for scholars and practitioners in the communication field.
- American Translators Association (ATA) is a membership-based association founded to foster professional development opportunities to help advance translators and interpreters working in various industries.
- Communications Media Management Association (CMMA) is the premier professional organization for communications managers and individuals who direct the creation, distribution and utilization of communications media.
- International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is membership-based network of business communication professionals committed to improving organizational effectiveness through strategic communication.
- National Communication Association (NCA) is a membership-based association devoted to the study and research of all forms and modes of media and the consequences of communication.
- National Information Officers Association (NIOA) is a membership-based association dedicated to serving the needs of information officers, spokespersons and media relations professionals by providing networking and ongoing educational opportunities.
- National Speakers Association (NSA) is the leading source for community, education and entrepreneurial business knowledge needed to be successful in the speaking profession.
- Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) is a membership-based association for professionals and academics engaged in scientific research and technological innovation for the graphic communications industry.
- Accessibility Professionals Association (APA) is an association of professionals focusing on accessibility in the built environment.
- American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a membership organization that unites individuals involved in concrete design, construction, materials and repair.
- American Planning Association (APA) is an independent, not-for-profit educational association organized to advance the art and science of urban and regional planning.
- Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national industry trade association representing professionals in the construction industry.
- Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) is dedicated to the interests of professionals in construction management and programming.
- National Association of Construction Auditors (NACA) is dedicated to enhancing the control environment related to construction projects.
- National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) brings together and represents electrical contractors involved in the design, installation and maintenance of electrical systems.
- National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) serves as a resource to those who plan, design, procure, construct, use, operate, maintain, renovate and retire physical facilities.
- American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) is a member-based organization that helps promote a better understanding of human sexuality and healthy sexual behavior.
- American Counseling Association (ACA) is a nonprofit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession.
- American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) enhances the profession of mental health counseling through advocacy, collaboration, research, education, training and professional development.
- American School Counselor Association (ASCA) supports school counselors’ efforts to enhance students' efforts to focus on academic, career and social/emotional development.
- Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) represents the professional interests of addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals.
- Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) is a professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence and recognizing diversity in death education, care of the dying, grief counseling and research in thanatology.
- Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) is a professional organization dedicated to improving patient care by advancing the specialty through research and education.
- National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) is dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing post-secondary education.
- National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists (NACBT) functions to support professionals serving as cognitive-behavioral therapists through continuing education and networking.
- National Organization of Forensic Social Work (NOFSW) is committed to the advancement of forensic social work through professional development activities.
- American Polygraph Association (APA) is the world’s authority dedicated to the standards used by professionals in the polygraph examination field.
- American Society of Criminology (ASC) is a membership-based organization whose members pursue scholarly, scientific, and professional knowledge concerning the measurement, etiology, consequences, prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency.
- High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) provides education and collaborative opportunities to members for the prevention and investigation of high tech crimes.
- International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is a professional association for police leaders that is committed to advancing the safety of communities.
- International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) is a membership-based organization comprised of crime analysts, intelligence analysts, police officers, educators and students.
- International Association of Forensic Criminologists (IAFC) is an association of students and professionals dedicated to the application of evidence-based criminological theory and criminal profiling techniques within investigative and legal venues.
- International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA) is the largest professional organization in the world representing law enforcement analysts.
- National Association of Chiefs of Police (NACOP) supports and promotes the law enforcement profession.
- National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) is a non profit association of fire investigation professionals dedicated to the education of fire investigators worldwide.
- National Association of Forensic Counselors (NAFC) promotes the development of a competent workforce to counsel, treat, evaluate, supervise and manage criminal offenders.
- National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) is a nonprofit association that assists criminal justice agencies in the development and implementation of effective criminal justice policy.
- United States Police Canine Association (USPCAK9) is a membership-based organization that specializes in canine handling, training, and the certification of police dogs for general patrol dog use, tracking, protection, narcotic detection, explosive detection, arson, fish and game, and search and rescue.
- Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA) is the premier global nonprofit organization dedicated to the customer experience profession.
- American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) is the premier global professional society dedicated to improving physics education.
- American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA) provides members with services, resources and information to promote effective human resource practices within education.
- American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) strives to promote teaching and learning of the French language and French-speaking cultures and civilizations.
- American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) promotes the study of the German-language and culture to its members.
- American College Personnel Association (ACPA) leads the way in policies, practices and programs for student affairs professionals and the higher education community.
- American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is a membership-based organization supporting language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education.
- American Evaluation Association (AEA) specializes in the application and exploration of program and personnel evaluation, the associated technology, and many other forms of evaluation.
- American Historical Association (AHA) promotes historical studies and thinking by bringing together a wide variety of professional historians.
- Association for Career & Technical Education (ACTE) is a national association dedicated to the advancement of education and training that develops a competitive workforce.
- Association for Early Learning Leaders is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting leadership development and enhancing program quality for early care and education programs.
- Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is a professional association composed of instructional designers, educators and professionals who provide leadership and advise policy makers in order to sustain a continuous effort to enrich teaching and learning with technology.
- Association for Experiential Education (AEE) is dedicated to supporting experiential education and the students, educators and practitioners who embrace its principles.
- Association for Graduate Enrollment Management (NAGAP) is focused on the needs and concerns of professionals specializing in graduate enrollment management.
- Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) is a provider of services and resources to help promote excellence in learning, teaching and leading.
- Association of American Educators (AAE) is a nonprofit organization that seeks to foster greater professionalism in the classroom.
- Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) is the only association dedicated exclusively to senior leaders in the field of international education.
- Association of International Educators (NAFSA) is the leading membership-based association dedicated to international education leadership.
- Modern Language Association (MLA) is a professional association that works to strengthen the study of teaching of language and literature.
- Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) is a membership-based organization that supports music teaching professionals and is committed to furthering the art of music.
- NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising is an association of professional advisors, counselors, faculty, administrators, and students working to enhance the educational development of students.
- National Art Education Association (NAEA) is the leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts and design educators.
- National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) is a nonprofit membership organization devoted to representing bilingual learners and education professionals.
- National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the largest professional membership association exclusively for early childhood educators.
- National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) empowers educators to provide the best possible biology and life science education for all students.
- National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) supports a diverse, inclusive and thriving community of educators and education researchers to improve teaching and learning about the earth.
- National Association of Scholars (NAS) is a network of scholars and citizens united by a commitment to academic freedom, disinterested scholarship, and excellence in American higher education.
- National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) empowers school psychologists to promote the learning, behavior, and mental health of all children and youth.
- National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) represents financial aid professionals at more than 3,000 colleges, universities and career schools across the country.
- National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing, offering a variety of lifelong learning experiences to its members.
- National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels.
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) is the public voice of mathematics education and advocates for high-quality mathematics teaching and learning for each and every student.
- National Education Association (NEA) is the nation's largest professional employee organization committed to advancing justice and excellence in public education.
- National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) was established with the goal of fostering necessary improvements to the postdoctoral experience by supporting a culture of inclusive connection through professional growth, awareness and collaboration with stakeholders in the postdoctoral community.
- National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is the largest organization in the world dedicated to excellence and innovation in science education.
- Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) is committed to advancing teaching excellence, social justice and diversity in the law teaching community.
- Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) is a member-centered association committed to supporting a diverse and passionate network of student affairs professionals.
- Black Emergency Managers Association (BEMA) is a membership organization for African-American professional emergency managers.
- International Association for Preparedness and Response (DERA) links professionals, volunteers and organizations in disaster preparedness and emergency management.
- International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) is a worldwide organization dedicated to promoting the principles of emergency management.
- National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) offers membership to those who play a role in emergency management.
- National Information Officers Association (NIOA) is composed of hundreds of government and emergency services spokespersons from across North America.
- U.S. First Responders Association (USFRA) is a nonprofit professional and social network of firefighters, EMS, rescue, police officers, military and civilian support teams.
- American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) serves the environmental engineering and environmental science professions.
- American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is the world’s leading organization for chemical engineering professionals.
- American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE) is a global community advancing the science and art of precision engineering.
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is the nation's oldest engineering society with 150,000+ members.
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) promotes the art, science and practice of multidisciplinary engineering around the globe.
- Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) is the oldest and most experienced facilities maintenance and engineering organization in the world.
- Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) is a nonprofit professional society of over 16,000 members in 90 countries.
- Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) is a membership organization for educators and industry professionals involved in integrating technology, leadership and design.
- Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) is the professional society for biomedical engineering and bioengineering.
- Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) is the recognized technical authority on illumination.
- Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s largest professional association advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity.
- Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) is committed to leadership in packaging through the continuing education and growth of its members.
- International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is an organization founded to share and promote the best principles and practices of systems engineering.
- National Association of Power Engineers (N.A.P.E.) is the oldest association dedicated to education and training for responsible engineering practices.
- National Association of Rocketry (NAR) is the oldest and largest spacemodeling organization in the world.
- National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) serves as the recognized voice and advocate of licensed professional engineers.
- Society of American Value Engineers (SAVE) promotes, advocates, certifies and educates engineers related to the "value methodology" and its practitioners.
- Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) promotes the exchange of technical knowledge within the upstream oil and gas industry.
- Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers (SPEE) is dedicated to the advancement of the profession of petroleum evaluation engineering.
- Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) mission is to promote and provide the knowledge and education of plastics and polymers worldwide.
- Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) is the leading international association for environmental professionals interested in expanding their professional knowledge and networks.
- Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) is a nonprofit membership organization for executives and officials worldwide in industry, government, academia and the nonprofit community.
- Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) provides multiple forums for exchanging ideas relevant to the management of natural and environmental resources.
- Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) is a membership organization composed of design professionals, social scientists, students, educators and facility managers.
- Environmental Information Association (EIA) offers professional growth and networking opportunities among a diverse group of individuals involved with environmental management and control.
- National Association for EHS&S Management (NAEM) empowers corporate leaders to advance environmental stewardship, create safe and healthy workplaces, and promote global sustainability.
- National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) is dedicated to developing the highest standards of ethics and proficiency in the environmental professions.
- National Environmental, Safety and Health Training Association (NESHTA) provides training and education for all environmental, occupational safety, and health and emergency response training specialists.
- National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) provides environmental health and protection professionals with networking and professional development opportunities.
- National Ground Water Association (NGWA) is composed of U.S. and international groundwater professionals including contractors, scientists and engineers, equipment manufacturers and suppliers.
- North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) advances environmental literacy and civic engagement through the power of education.
- Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) is dedicated to the study, analysis and solution of environmental problems, management of natural resources, and environmental education.
- Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) is the oldest and most experienced facilities maintenance and engineering association.
- Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA) is dedicated to providing professional development, standards development and credentialing for educational facilities professionals.
- International Association of Museum Facility Administrators (IAMFA) is devoted to meeting the professional needs of facility and security administrators at cultural institutions.
- International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals.
- American Finance Association (AFA) is the premier academic organization devoted to the study and promotion of knowledge about financial economics.
- Association of Finance Professionals (AFP) is the global resource and advocate for the finance profession.
- Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) is the international leader in alternative investment education.
- CMT Association is a global credentialing body with nearly 50 years of service to the financial industry.
- Financial Planning Association (FPA) is the principal professional organization for CFPs, educators and financial services professionals.
- National Association for Business Economics (NABE) is the global professional association for business economists.
- National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) advances the practice of investor relations and professional competency and stature of its members.
- National Society of Compliance Professionals (NSCP) is a membership organization dedicated to serving and supporting the compliance professional in the financial services industry.
- National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) is the leading organization representing the U.S. venture capital industry.
- Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) is dedicated to defining and implementing the best practices of risk management.
Food Service and Culinary
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.
- Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP) is dedicated to the mission of providing optimum nutritional care through foodservice management.
- Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is committed to advancing and shaping the future of the food science and technology profession.
- International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) is composed of food media members, culinary instructors, chefs, restaurateurs, artisan food purveyors, cookbook authors and more.
- Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management (SHFM) represents executives in the corporate foodservice and workplace hospitality services.
- Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the professional association of individuals and organizations that generate philanthropic support for charitable institutions.
- Grant Professionals Association (GPA) builds and supports a community of grant professionals committed to serving the greater public good.
- American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) is a multi-partisan organization of political and public affairs professionals dedicated to improving democracy.
- Foreign Policy Association (FPA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring Americans to learn more about the world.
- Government Blockchain Association (GBA) consists of individuals and organizations that are interested in promoting blockchain related solutions to government requirements.
- National Association of Government Contractors (NAGC) provides programs and events that increase business opportunities for member companies.
- American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED) is the association of professionals managing affirmative action, equal opportunity, diversity and other human resource programs.
- American Staffing Association (ASA) is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting and workforce solutions industry.
- Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) is a nonprofit membership organization supporting an inclusive workforce for people with disabilities.
- College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) is the leading association for HR professionals in higher education.
- Corporate Health and Wellness Association (CHWA) focuses on health, wellness, prevention and disease management.
- Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) is the world’s largest, oldest and most respected membership organization for employee assistance professionals.
- International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM) is the world’s leading membership association dedicated specifically to serving HR technology professionals.
- International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) is the leading public sector human resource organization in the world.
- Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) is the singular organization in the country where professionals interested in all aspects of labor and employment relations network.
- National Human Resources Association (NHRA) is focused on advancing the individual career development, planning and leadership of human resource professionals.
- Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) is dedicated to the continuous enhancement of human resources through networking, learning and advocacy.
- Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries.
- WorldatWork is the leading nonprofit professional association in HR, compensation and total rewards.
- Agile Alliance is a nonprofit member organization dedicated to promoting the concepts of agile software development.
- ASIS International supports the advancement security worldwide.
- Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is a global community of educators, researchers and professionals connecting to address the field's challenges.
- Association of Computer Engineers and Technicians (ACE – ACET) are nonprofit associations that promote professional standards within the IT industry.
- Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) is the go-to industry association for independent information professionals and entrepreneurs.
- Association of Software Professionals (ASP) is a professional trade association of software developers who are creating and marketing leading-edge applications.
- Building Industry Consulting Services International (BICSI) is a professional association supporting the advancement of the information and communications technology profession.
- Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) is a membership-based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting open markets, open systems, open networks, and full, fair and open competition in the computer and communications industries.
- Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) promotes industry growth through education, training, certifications, philanthropy and market research.
- EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association consisting of IT leaders and professionals committed to advancing higher education through the use of information technology.
- Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) is a professional association and leading advocate for anyone using geospatial technology.
- HelpDesk Chapters Inc. (HDC) is a membership-based organization for technical support professionals to connect, share and collaborate with like-minded professionals.
- IEEE Computer Society is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.
- Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) is a global association made up of IT and cybersecurity professionals whose purpose is to help business technology professionals and their enterprises realize the positive potential of technology.
- Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is a global nonprofit organization committed to promoting effective cyber security practices and education to information security professionals.
- International Association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM) provides education, certification and hosted events for professionals specializing in asset management.
- International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource.
- International Web Association (IWA) is the recognized leader in providing educational and certification standards for web professionals.
- Network Professional Association (NPA) is a nonprofit committed to promoting high standards and ethics among IT and network computing professionals.
- User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) supports people who research, design and evaluate the user experience of products and services.
Journalism and Photojournalism
- American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) is the only professional association that specifically focuses on independent nonfiction writers.
- American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) is a trade association for professional photographers who create images for publication.
- Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) is an independent, nonprofit association for journalism and mass communication educators, students and media professionals.
- National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is the voice for the nation's radio and television broadcasters.
- National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) is the voice of visual journalists and is dedicated to the advancement and representation of individuals who are working or aspiring towards working in the field of visual journalism.
- Online News Association is a nonprofit membership organization and the world’s largest digital journalism association, connecting journalism, technology and innovation.
- Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the world’s largest nonprofit association and community for professional photographers at all stages of their careers.
- Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) is the world's largest membership organization for economic journalists.
- Society for Features Journalism (SFJ) promotes the craft of writing and innovation in lifestyle, arts and entertainment journalism.
- Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) amplifies the voices of broadcast engineers by validating skills with professional certification, by offering educational opportunities to maintain and expand those skills, and by speaking out on technical regulatory issues.
- Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) provides educational opportunities and vital support to journalists of all media who face the challenging responsibility of covering complex environmental issues.
- Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to improving and protecting journalism.
- National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) is the national trade association representing an industry of nearly one million professionals.
- American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) is a membership organization that provides leadership to advance science and its application to the legal system.
- American Bar Association (ABA) is a membership organization that provides resources for lawyers, judges, legal professionals, law students and anyone interested in law-related issues.
- American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) promotes justice, fair policy and the advancement of the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice to its members by providing continuing legal education, information, professional services and expertise.
- Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is a worldwide network of legal professionals that promotes in-house counsel through information, education, networking opportunities and advocacy initiatives.
- Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) provides support to professionals specializing in the management of law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies.
- National Association for Legal Professionals (NALS) offers professional development opportunities to legal service professionals by providing continuing legal education, certifications and training opportunities.
- National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) seeks to advance paralegal professionals throughout their careers by providing certification and professional development opportunities and resources.
- National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI) is a membership-based organization committed to endorsing, promoting and safeguarding the highest professional ethics of the legal investigative profession.
- National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC) is the only national organization specific to the legal search profession.
- National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP) is nonprofit association dedicated to supporting patent professionals and those working in the field of patent law.
- National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) advances employee rights and serves lawyers who advocate for equality and justice in the American workplace.
- National Notary Association (NNA) is dedicated to serving notaries and their employers by promoting standards, providing education, and advocating for the profession.
- American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world.
Logistics and Supply Chain
- Association for Supply Chain Management is a membership-based nonprofit that is the leader in supply chain organizational transformation, innovation and leadership.
- Council of Logistics Engineering Professionals (CLEP) is dedicated to advancing logistics engineering professionals through education, mentoring and outreach.
- Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) advances the supply chain profession by connecting, educating and developing the world’s supply chain management professionals throughout their careers.
- International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) is the resource for warehouse logistics and is dedicated to serving warehouse logistics providers, suppliers and customers.
- International Society of Logistics (SOLE) is a nonprofit international professional society composed of individuals organized to enhance the art and science of logistics technology, education and management.
- Institute for Supply Management (ISM) provides opportunities for the promotion of the supply management profession through a broad community and a network of local chapters.
- National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) is a nonprofit professional association for procurement and supply chain professionals in higher education.
- National Contract Management Association (NCMA) is a membership-based, professional society for contract management, acquisition, and procurement professionals that provides high-quality training and resources to support professional growth.
- American Society for Quality (ASQ) is committed to providing enhanced expertise, professional networks, tools and solutions to help members advance their products, services, and industries.
- Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) provides a forum where members can stay current with new and developing management and operational techniques.
- American Advertising Federation (AAF) is a leading professional organization that includes members across all disciplines and career levels in advertising.
- American Marketing Association (AMA) strives to be the most relevant force and voice shaping marketing around the world, an essential community for marketers.
- Association of National Advertisers (ANA) helps its members become more effective marketers, build stronger brands, and drive industry and societal change.
- PROMAX is the global association for the entertainment marketing industry, representing thousands of people who create, market and distribute content in media.
- Social Media Association (SMA) brings together the media community both online and offline in a non-competitive environment where members can learn, share and have fun together while informing, inspiring and empowering business through social, digital and future media.
Occupational Health and Safety
- American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is the association for scientists and professionals committed to preserving and ensuring occupational and environmental health and safety in the workplace and community.
- American Society for Safety Professionals (ASSP) supports occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals in their efforts to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities through providing education, advocacy, standards development and a professional community for members to advance their careers and the OSH profession as a whole.
- National Association of Safety Professionals (NASP) provides training, consultative services and professional certifications in the workplace safety industry.
- National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) is a non-profit professional society dedicated to advancing the profession of research administration through education and professional development programs, the sharing of knowledge and experiences, and the fostering of a diverse, collegial, and respected global community.
- Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI) is the premier global research management society providing education, professional development and the latest comprehensive information about research management to professionals from over 40 countries.
- American Anthropological Association (AAA) is the world’s largest scholarly and professional organization of anthropologists.
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing science, engineering and innovation.
- American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB) is dedicated to serving the community clinical laboratory and the professionals involved in clinical laboratory operations.
- American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) is the world's premier professional association for explorationists dedicated to advancing the science of petroleum geology.
- American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) is an international nonprofit organization for amateur and professional astronomers.
- American Astronomical Society (AAS) membership includes physicists, mathematicians, geologists, engineers and others whose research interests lie within astronomy.
- American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) represents the interests and needs of practitioners of biological safety.
- American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world's largest scientific society and one of the world's leading sources of authoritative scientific information.
- American Institute of Chemists (AIC) fosters the advancement of the chemical profession in the United States.
- American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization made up of students, researchers, educators and industry professionals.
- American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is a professional association offering membership for individuals working in cell biology or related fields.
- American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is the world's largest scientific society of researchers, educators and health professionals interested in the microbial sciences.
- American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) is a nonprofit professional society devoted to the advancement of the plant science research and education.
- American Statistical Association (ASA) is the world's leading community of statisticians, quantitative scientists and users of statistics.
- American Vacuum Society (AVS) is an global community of scientists, engineers and instrument manufacturers, which strives to promote research and communicate knowledge in the important areas of surface, interface, vacuum and thin film science/technology.
- Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) was established to provide structure and leadership to the emerging field of molecular diagnostics.
- Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) supports clinical research professionals through membership, training and development, and certification.
- Botanical Society of America (BSA) is a global community committed to advancing fundamental knowledge and innovation in the botanical sciences for the benefit of people and the environment through research and education.
- Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA) educates and advocates on behalf of members and plays a leadership role in enhancing the image and increasing the visibility of the laboratory management profession.
- Ecological Society of America (ESA) is a nonprofit community of professional ecologists.
- National Science Policy Network (NSPN) supports early career scientists and engineers through outreach, professional development, community awareness and advocacy.
- Society for American Archeology (SAA) is an international organization dedicated to the research, interpretation and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas.
- Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) is nonprofit with the mission of connecting geophysicists from around the world.
- Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) is a nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of formation evaluation and petrophysics.
- American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) is the international organization for professionals skilled in the design, specification and inspection of plumbing systems.
- American Welding Society (AWS) is committed on a global scale to the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes, including brazing, soldering and thermal spraying.
- Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA) is a professional organization with the mission of advocating for the growth and sustainability of the North American metal processing, forming and fabricating industries.
- American Psychological Association (APA) is the largest national scientific and professional organization representing psychology researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students.
- American Sociological Association (ASA) is the national professional association for students, faculty, and other practitioners interested in sociology.
- National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is an international, professional association for school psychologists developed to promote the learning, behavior and mental health for all children and youth.
- National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world.
- Association for Behavioral Analysis International (ABAI) is a leading membership organization for those interested in the philosophy, science, application and teaching of behavior analysis.
Strategy and Management
- American Management Association (AMA) is a world leader in professional development, advancing the skills of individuals to drive business success.
- Association for Strategic Planning (ASP) is a nonprofit membership organization representing professionals involved in strategic thinking, strategic planning and strategic action.
- Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) is the premier and most respected global community advancing the discipline of change management.
- Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) is dedicated to negotiating, planning and executing alliances, partnerships and other collaborative business relationships.
- National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) specializes in boardroom best practices and fosters collaboration among directors, investors, and corporate governance stakeholders.
- Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) is a global organization that focuses on competitive intelligence and the related benefits that help reduce strategic risk and increase revenue.
- Strategic Management Society (SMS) is a membership-based nonprofit organization dedicated to representing individuals in the strategic management field.
Training and Development
- Association for Talent Development (ATD) is the world's largest association dedicated to those who develop talent in organizations.
- International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) is dedicated to quality continuing education and training programs.
- American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) is composed of full-time and freelance editors, writers and graphic designers employed in the business, trade and specialty press.
- Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) provides community, opportunities, ideas, news and advocacy for writers and teachers of writing.
- Education Writers Association (EWA) is committed to strengthening the community of education writers.
- National Association of Memoir Writers (NAMW) is a membership organization for memoir writers from all over the world.
- National Association of Science Writers (NASW) is the largest organization devoted to the professional interests of science writers.
- Society for Editing (ACES) is a professional organization working toward the advancement of editors.
- Spanish Editors Association (SEA) is dedicated to promoting high standards of quality, ethics and business practices for editors of Spanish texts for the United States.