Membership categories

There are two membership categories within IAHAIO, based on the scope of activity of the organization within the field of human-animal interactions (HAI): affiliate membership and full membership.

All members must to agree to the Terms and Conditions of membership and pay an annual membership subscription fee.

Affiliate membership

To be recognised as an affilitate member of IAHAIO, your organization must:

  • Be involved in human/animal interaction/research/animal-assisted interventions that recognize role of HAI in health and well-being
  • Demonstrate sympathy to IAHAIO goals/aims/objectives

Fees: An annual fee is payable for IAHAIO affiliate membership as follows:
Not-for-profit: 300 USD per annum
Commercial organizations: 2,500 USD (non-voting)

Full membership

To be recognised as a full member of IAHAIO, your organization must:

  • Have human-animal interactions as its main focus
  • Be involved in at least 3 of the following activities in HAI:
    • Research
    • Programme delivery (eg AAI)
    • Education, information and publications
    • Conferences and events
    • Policy development and influence (regional, national or international)
    • Be engaged with activities that support the goals/aims/objectives of IAHAIO
  • Adopt the IAHAIO resolutions in activities, particularly the Prague and Tokyo Guidelines if delivering AAI programmes
  • Have a clear organizational structure and governance

Fees: An annual fee is payable for IAHAIO full membership as follows:
Not-for-profit: 600 USD per annum
Commercial organizations: 3,000 USD (non-voting)