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What it means to be an AAALAC International Member Organization

AAALAC International Member Organizations are a select group of prestigious scientific, professional and educational organizations with an interest in advancing animal-based science and education. Each Member Organization appoints a representative to serve as an AAALAC International Member Organization Delegate.

Active involvement of major scientific, educational and professional organizations fosters understanding by members of the scientific community and support of the AAALAC International accreditation program.

The benefits of becoming a Member Organization

Becoming an AAALAC International Member Organization demonstrates your constituents' commitment to responsible animal care and use. It's an opportunity to join with other respected groups to communicate that good animal welfare is critical to quality science and education.

Membership fosters networking with scientists and educators from other disciplines, veterinarians with expertise in research animal medicine, and research advocacy groups. It also offers a chance to help shape AAALAC International's programs and policies.


As a Member Organization, in accordance with our Bylaws, you will appoint one representative to serve as an AAALAC International Member Organization Delegate for a three-year term. Your Delegate acts as a liaison between your organization and AAALAC International. Delegates have the opportunity to advise AAALAC International on its programs and activities, vote on behalf of their organizations, participate (in person or electronically) in the annual meeting, and disseminate information about AAALAC International to their organization's membership. Your organization is responsible for any travel costs incurred to send your Delegate to AAALAC International's annual meeting which is usually held in Bethesda, Maryland (close to Washington, D.C.), in September.


Please submit your completed online Application Form and requested materials in either hard copy or electronic format to AAALAC International. Application packages are then considered and approved by the current AAALAC International House of Delegates. Receipt of application will be confirmed by email within five business days. If you have not received confirmation or have any questions, please contact the AAALAC International Executive Office.

Application Fee

A one-time application fee of $500 must be submitted with your application. The $500 application fee is nonrefundable.*

*If the application packet is submitted by email or fax, please indicate that a check will follow in the mail or pay online here (Select, Pay Application Fee and when prompted enter "MO" and the year of application (MO2021). Once payment is received, the application will be processed.

AAALAC International
5205 Chairman's Court, Suite 300
Frederick, MD 21703
United States
Telephone: 301.696.9626
Fax: 301.696.9627
Email: executiveoffice@aaalac.org

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