Membership Types

Click on the appropriate membership category below to access the online application. All fields are required unless noted otherwise. Watch for your welcome email with member login information shortly after submitting your application.

Animal Welfare Professional

$250/year or $22/month
Any individual working in an animal welfare or animal care and control operation or an organization that enforces animal regulations; any individual interested in the field of animal welfare or animal care and control.

There are two payment options: one annual payment of $250 due with submission of your membership application; or monthly payments of $22/month auto-billed on the 1st of each month.

industry partner

$350/year
Individuals employed with vendors to the trade.

Student

$15/year
Any individual who is currently enrolled full or part time at an accredited degree-granting college or university. The student shall not be employed full time by an animal welfare organization; and shall not be joining to promote a business.

Learning member

FREE
A free membership type open to anyone. Learning members will get access to all The Association's recorded and upcoming webinars in The Learning Center and will receive our free weekly industry newsletter.

Click on the appropriate membership category below to access the online application. All fields are required unless noted otherwise. Watch for your welcome email with member login information shortly after submitting your application.

Click on the appropriate membership category at the bottom of the chart to access the online application. All fields are required unless noted otherwise. Watch for your welcome email with member login information shortly after submitting your application.


Animal Welfare Professional

Industry
Partner

Industry
Partner
non-member

Student

Learning
Non-Member

Who can join

Individuals working at a non-profit organization within the animal
welfare movement

Individuals employed with a company that
sells goods or services

Individuals employed with a company that
sells goods or services

Individuals currently enrolled full- or part-time at an accredited
degree-granting college or university and not employed full-time in animal welfare

Individuals working at a non-profit organization within the animal welfare movement

Membership Fee

$250/year
(or $22 monthly)*

$350/year

Free

$15/year

Free

BENEFITS

The Network online community

Discount for CAWA Exam and recertification
Discount for our Annual Conference

Free registration for our online conference, The Solutions Summit

Discount for Compensation & Benefits Study

Access to The Learning Center's library of recorded and live webinars

Human Resources & Operations Leadership Meetings

Free job postings in the Career Center

Access to the Member Directory

Receive the Members Monthly newsletter

Receive the weekly industry newsletter, #leadbyassociation

Partner Discounts (grants, tech, and more)

* For the Animal Welfare Professional member type, there are two payment options: one annual payment of $250 due with submission of your membership application; or 12 monthly payments of $22/each auto-billed on the 1st of each month.

Animal Welfare Professional

For Individuals working within the animal welfare movement

COST: $250/year (or $22 monthly)*

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • The Network online community
  • Discount for CAWA
  • Discount for Association Conferences
  • Discount for Compensation & Benefits Study
  • Access to The Learning Center's library of recorded and live webinars
  • Human Resources & Operations Leadership Meetings
  • Free job postings in the Career Center
  • Access to the Member Directory
  • Receive the Members Monthly newsletter
  • Receive the weekly industry newsletter, #leadbyassociation
  • Discounts to Certificate Programs & online courses
  • Partner Discounts (grants, tech, and more)
JOIN
as a Professional Member

* There are two payment options: one annual payment of $250 due with submission of your membership application; or 12 monthly payments of $22/each auto-billed on the 1st of each month.

Industry Partner

For Individuals employed with a company that sells goods or services

COST: $350/year

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • The Network online community
  • Discount for Compensation & Benefits Study
  • Access to The Learning Center's library of recorded and live webinars
  • Access to the Member Directory
  • Receive the Members Monthly newsletter
  • Receive the weekly industry newsletter, #leadbyassociation
JOIN
as an Industry Partner

Industry Partner Non-Member

For Individuals employed with a company that sells goods or services

COST: FREE

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Access to The Learning Center's library of recorded and live webinars
  • Receive the weekly industry newsletter, #leadbyassociation
JOIN as an
Industry Partner Non-Member

Student

Individuals currently enrolled full- or part-time at an accredited degree-granting college or university and not employed full-time in animal welfare

COST: $15/year

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Discount for Association Conferences
  • Access to The Learning Center's library of recorded and live webinars
  • Receive the Members Monthly newsletter
  • Receive the weekly industry newsletter, #leadbyassociation
JOIN
as a Student Member

Learning Member

Open to anyone

COST: FREE

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Access to The Learning Center's library of recorded and live webinars
  • Receive the weekly industry newsletter, #leadbyassociation
JOIN
as a Learning Member

Are you Retiring?

Members of The Association who have officially retired from animal welfare or animal care and control may request to be transitioned to our free Retired Membership category. If you meet the below qualifications, please email membership@theaawa.org for more information.

Requirements for Retired Membership:

  • You are officially retired from animal welfare, care and control
  • Your membership is in good standing
  • You are a minimum age of 55
  • You have been a member of The Association for at least 10 years
  • The combination of years as a member of The Association and years in animal welfare is a minimum of 10

We look forward to your involvement and participation in The Association.

Questions? Please feel free to email membership@theaawa.org.