Member Benefits                

By joining AAAIP you will advance AAI and learn how to best incorporate therapy animals into your work. You will have the opportunity to connect with other professionals who share your passion and professional expertise. AAAIP membership comes with many resources for AAI professionals including access to research findings, education, courses, and a members-only online professional community. You will also enjoy significant discounts as an AAAIP member.

Resources & Research
Members have complete access to the library of AAAIP resources and research documents.

Courses & Education
Access the latest information shared in the newly developed courses for the AAI professionals by AAAIP. Save up to $90 with course discounts available to AAAIP members. View course pricing information.

  • Getting Started as an AAI Professional: Developing your AAI Program Manual
  • Training and Communication in AAI
  • Best Practices in Therapy Animal Handling
  • Zoonotic Disease Prevention
  • Animal Welfare and Well-being
  • The Case for Animal-Related Engagement

Ready to expand your knowledge in AAI? Our online courses are designed to align with the Animal-Assisted Intervention Specialist Certification. All-Access members receive a $100 discount on the AAI Specialist Certification. View pricing information.

Online Community
Make connections within the AAI field by joining the AAAIP Online Community. You can collaborate and get to know other members. The knowledge you have gained so far in your professional journey can help others new to the field.

If you’re looking for liability insurance to cover the work that you do with a therapy animal, we have that connection available to you. Connect with AAAIP’s insurance provider for your insurance needs – uniquely designed for AAAIP members.

Scholarship Program
The Magic Scholarship Fund is a program established by Dr. Aubrey Fine in memory of his therapy dog, Magic, for AAAIP members and Pet Partners volunteers. Funds are to be used for professional development in the field of animal-assisted interventions. Applications will be accepted September 1, 2023 - December 1, 2023. Learn more.


AAAIP Membership Fees

All-Access Membership Level: $299 (per year for one individual)
Access to all AAAIP resources including eNews, resources, education, and the online community. Plus, receive $100 discount on the AAIS certification. All-Access members also receive a discount on AAAIP courses with a savings up to $90 per course. Join now.

Digital Membership Level: $199 (per year for one individual)
Access to AAAIP eNews, resources and education, and the AAAIP online community. Join now.

Prefer to pay monthly?
Become an All-Access member for just $25.79 a month or a Digital member for only $17.17.
Click here to access the monthly payment membership option.

Organization Membership Level: $750 (per year for three individuals from one organization)
Organization membership allows three individuals employed by the same organization, facility, practice, school district, or institution to register with All-Access membership. Join now.

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Refund Policy
Please contact AAAIP if you would like to cancel your membership. You are eligible to receive a full refund minus credit card processing fees if you contact AAAIP support within 30 days from the start of your membership. We are unable to offer a refund after 30 days. Members who opt for the monthly payment option are not eligible for any refund and by selecting the monthly-payment option, agree to pay the entire membership fee over 12 months or sooner.  

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