Become part of a worldwide network of fellow professionals who are committed to the highest organizational communication standards.

There are so many reasons to and become an active member of IABC Los Angeles:

  • career advancement
  • exposure to new ideas
  • keeping up with technology
  • making valuable contacts.

But the reason most people join and stay active is that they enjoy it! While many communicators appreciate the benefits of international membership in the International Association of Business Communicators — for most members, the real value is in local chapter participation. Please contact to enquire about volunteer opportunities. 

To learn more about joining IABC, contact:

Your IABC membership entitles you to a wide range of benefits and services and supports IABC’s continuing effort to build a library of communication knowledge that supports the work of members, and the profession as a whole. In addition to the many benefits you receive with your membership, here are just a few of the benefits offered by your local Los Angeles Chapter:

Local networking opportunities with leading communications professionals.
Professional development events including our new online Learning Lounge series. (Is this current?)
Leadership opportunities The Los Angeles Chapter is run entirely by volunteers, and the more we have people that help, the better our programming and richer the member experience will be. It only takes a few hours a month. Build your resume and develop career building skills. Check out our current volunteer opportunities, or inquire about joining our board.




IABC’s internationally recognized accreditation program is the hallmark of professional achievement for business communicators. Accredited members practicing around the world apply the same strategic management process in all communication disciplines, across diverse cultures, and in for-profit and nonprofit organizations of all sizes.

This peer-reviewed program gives you the chance to demonstrate your knowledge of strategic communication planning, implementation, measurement and ethics. Candidates who meet all requirements earn the designation Accredited Business Communicator (ABC).


The ABC designation illustrates that you have successfully met a global standard in organizational communication. You have a specific level of education and experience as a business communicator. Your work has demonstrated that you can think strategically, establish meaningful goals and objectives, and measure your success. As an Accredited Business Communicator, you join a global network of public relations practitioners, internal communication experts and consultants whose professional achievements are recognized by peers, employers and clients alike.


  1. Application
  2. Qualification (the portfolio)
  3. Examination (written and oral)

Applicants  must successfully complete each step before proceeding to the next.




“Earning my ABC has given me confidence in knowing that my capabilities as a professional communicator are aligned with a globally recognized standard of excellence. The accreditation has added value to the services I provide for U.S.-based and international clients.” – Pamela Corante-Hansen, ABC. Principal, Letra Nova Communications

“Attaining my accreditation definitely made an impact on my career. I felt more confident in my communication skills and knowledge. That motivated me to broaden my outlook, which then began opening doors. These led not only to other employment opportunities, but to involvement with the international accreditation community, which has been even more rewarding.” – Nick Durutta, ABC. Vice President, The Capital Group Companies

“With my accreditation, I was able to qualify to teach public relations for a university. Normally one needs a master’s degree in the appropriate subject area to teach. The university regarded my accreditation as equivalent to a master’s in public relations in combination with my master’s in political science. My ABC expanded my career possibilities.” – Bill Spaniel, ABC. Public Relations Manager, California Society of CPAs



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