The professional level in IAAP is the most common membership chosen. This membership is non-transferrable and remains with the individual even if he or she changes employment. You can qualify for this membership in one of three ways:
- A currently employed (or within the last two years) administrative professional
- A holder of the CPS and/or CAP rating
- An employed teacher of business education
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-transferrable. It remains with the individual.
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.