Member Benefits
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Read on and learn more about our Member Benefits: 


The Association’s Best Practices & Emerging Trends

Resources developed by The Association's Best Practices & Emerging Trends Committee serve as a guide for program management that follows industry standards, ethical behavior, and contributes to our shared industry goals. 

The Learning Center

While most of The Learning Center’s educational materials are available for free to maximize accessibility, there are significant savings for members interested in certificate courses, micro-credential programs and training packages. Members also receive valuable discounts from our training partners. Learn more about discounts offered by our training partners. 

Professional Certification

Join an elite group of professionals committed to excellence in the management and operation of local animal welfare and control organizations. Members receive a discounted rate for the Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) Exam – almost a 50% savings!  Click here to learn about the importance of becoming a CAWA.

Peer-to-Peer Private Networking Groups

Members are invited to join our very active General Discussion (for general issues and information) and Executive Leadership Forum (for executive team professionals discussing strategic or advanced level issues) Facebook groups. These groups, a members-only benefit, give you 24/7 access to colleagues across the country and beyond.

Networking Teams

The more engaged you are, the better your membership will be! Members are encouraged to participate as volunteers for Association Committees.  Be a mentor, have a mentor, and use your expertise to help advance animal welfare.

Regional Representatives

Members are eligible to become an ambassador and serve their region by welcoming, supporting, and engaging new members while working to strengthen the network within the animal welfare, care and control sector. Click here to meet your Regional Representative.

The Association Conferences

The Association conferences attract many top-level decision makers from organizations around the globe!  It’s a great way to connect, learn, have fun & bring home a wealth of knowledge & new ideas for your organization.  Members get a discounted rate on conference registration. 

Compensation & Benefits Survey

The Compensation & Benefits Survey is a comprehensive resource designed to give you anytime access to on-demand insights related to compensation and benefits across nearly 60 job descriptions, representing organizations across the U.S, Canada and even beyond. Members get discounted access.  

Career Center

Seeking qualified applicants to join your team? If you post just two jobs a year within our Career Center, it more than pays for your membership. And as a member, you post jobs for free. 

Searchable Member Directory

Easily keep in touch with your peers by using our Membership Directory.


Ready to join and be a part of something bigger?


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