Trade Associations

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List of Major Trade Associations

National Association of Tax Professionals

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

The Association of Chartered Accountants in the U.S.

Advertising Specialty Institute
Promotional Products Association International

American Farm Bureau
Ecological Farming Association
Northeast Organic Farming Association

Ohio Wine Producers Association

Wine Institute

American Dog Trainers Network
American Miniature Llama Association
American Pet Association
American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior

Association of Pet Dog Trainers
International Association of Pet Cemeteries
International Professional Groomers
International Society of Canine Cosmetologists
Missouri Pet Breeders Association

National Animal Control Association

National Association of Professional Petsitters
National Dog Groomers Association of America
Pet Behaviorist
Petsitters International
Professional Dog Walkers Association

Professional Mobile Groomers International

The Cat Fanciers’ Association

The Humane Society of the United States

The Independent Pet & Animal Transportation Association

World Pet Association

American Architectural Foundation
Association for Women in Architecture

Association of Licensed Architects

Arts and Crafts
American Art Pottery Association
American Art Therapy Association
American Association of Museums
American Dance Therapy Association
American Federation of Musicians
American Institute of Graphic Arts
American Music Therapy Association
Association of American Editorial Cartoonists
Association of Crafts and Creative Industries
Association of Talent Agents
Canadian Federation of Music Teachers Associations
Contemporary Ceramic Studios Association
Forensic Artist Information
Graphic Artists Guild
Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification
International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
Jewelry Design Professional Network
Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America
Music Teachers National Association
National Art Education Association
National Association of Independent Artists
National Association for Music Education
National Candle Association
National Cartoonists Society
National Dance Teachers Association
National Writers Association
National Writers Union
Printing Industries of America
Professional Photographers of America
Professional Picture Framers Association
Society for Environmental Graphic Design
The Furniture Society
The Greeting Card Association
The International Association for Identification
The Society of Illustrators

American International Automobile Dealers Association
American Trucking Associations
Automotive Service Association
International Carwash Association
National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence
National Limousine Association
National Parking Association
National Autobody Council
Towing and Recovery Association of America

Business Services
American Association of Advertising Agencies
American Staffing Association

Associated Landscape Contractors of America

Association of Credit and Collection Professionals

Association of Executive Search Consultants

Association of Image Consultants International

Association of Relocation Professionals
Building Owner & Managers Association
Center for Marketing & Opinion Research
Customized Logistics and Delivery Association
Editorial Freelancers Association

Institute of Fundraising
International Association of Speakers Bureaus

International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association
International Disk Drive Equipment and Materials Association
International Franchise Association
International Association of Administrative Professionals

International Association of Professional Security Consultants

International Executive Housekeepers Association

International Coach Federation

Mailing & Fulfillment Service Association

Association of Management Consulting Firms

National Association of Mortgage Professionals
National Association of Record Industry Professionals
National Auctioneers Association

National Automatic Merchandising Association
National Council of Investigation & Security Services
National Human Resources Association

National Network of Embroidery Professionals
National Association of Professional Organizers
National Cleaners Association
North American Simulation & Gaming Association
Public Relations Society of America
Self Storage Association
Society for Human Resource Management
Society for Technical Communication
The National Organizers Alliance
Trade Show Exhibitors Association
Worldwide Association of Business Coaches

Center for the Child Care Workforce

Doulas of North America

Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association

American Welding Society

Association of Construction Inspectors

Construction Management Association of America
Deck Industry Association
National Association of Home Builders
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Painting & Decorating Contractors of America
United Brotherhood of Carpenters

International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians

Actors Equity Association
Association of Talent Agents
American Disc Jockey Association
Circus Friends Association
Dance Educators of America

Domestic Placement Network
Game Manufacturers Association
International Association of Amusement Parks
International Festivals and Event Association

National Association of Broadcasters

National Association of Mobile Entertainers

National Dance Council of America

National Fireworks Association
The Society of American Magicians
The United Stuntmen’s Association
United Stuntwomen’s Association
World Clown Association

Environment Technology Council

National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association

American Apparel & Footwear Association
Association of Image Consultants International

Custom Tailors & Designers Association
Professional Beauty Association

American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers
American Payroll Association
Association of Credit and Collection Professionals
Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America
International Claim Association
National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders
National Association of Stockbrokers

The Financial Planning Association

American Bakers Association
American Personal & Private Chef Association
International Cake Exploration Societé
National Association of Catering and Events
United Food & Commercial Workers International Union

Health Care
American Association for Home Care
American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists

American Dental Hygienists’ Association

American Medical Billing Association
American Psychological Association
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
International Association of Medical Equipment Remarketers and Servicers
International Chiropractors Association
National Association for Home Care and Hospice
The Association of Medical Illustrators

Home Services
American Moving & Storage Association
American Hort
American Society of Interior Designers

American Society of Landscape Architects

American Society of Plumbing Engineers

Association of Construction Inspectors
Certified Interior Decorators International
Institutional Locksmith Association
Interior Design Society
Interior Designers of Canada
International Executive Housekeepers Association

International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians
International Window Cleaning Association
Master Painters & Decorators Association
National Association of Professional Organizers

National Association of the Remodeling Industry

National Chimney Sweep Guild

National Council for Interior Design Qualifications

National Parking Association

National Pest Management Association

National Roofing Contractors Association

Plumbing & Drainage Institute

Professional Association of Cleaning and Restoration

Snow & Ice Management Association

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals
The Indoor Environment & Energy Efficiency Association
Washington Refuse & Recycling Association

National Bartenders’ Association

American Hotel & Lodging Association

Brewers Association
Council of Hotel & Restaurant Trainers
National Restaurant Association
The Association of Club Executives

American Arbitration Association

Healthcare Financial Management Services
National Association of Legal Investigators
National Court Reporters Association

National Notary Association
National Paralegal Association
National Verbatim Reporters Association
United States Court Reporters Association

Media and Communications
Digital Printing & Imaging Association
Association of American Publishers
Association of Telecom Management Professionals
Editorial Freelancers Association
International Freelance Photographers Organization
National Press Photographers Association

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Wedding & Event Videographers Association International

The Institutes

Personal Services
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
American Association of Wedding Planners
American Counseling Association

American Credit Union Mortgage Association

American Massage Therapy Association
American Physical Therapy Association

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

American Tarot Association

Career Directors International
Coin Laundry Association

Color Association of the United States

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs

Custom Tailors & Designers Association
Empire State Association of Assisted Living
Intellectual Property Owners Association
Internet Dating Executive Alliance
Meeting Professionals International
National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences
National Association for Home Care
National Association of Professional Organizers

National Employment Counseling Association
National Funeral Directors Association
National Resume Writers Association
National Strength and Conditioning Association

National Recreation and Park Association

National Tutoring Association
Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches
Professional Beauty Association
Professional Body Guard Association

Self Storage Association
Textile Care Allied Trades Association

Real Estate
American Hort
American Society of Appraisers
Building Owner & Managers Association
National Association of Realtors

American Council on Exercise

National Bicycle Dealers Association

Washington Trails Association

American Beverage Licensees
Association for Retail Environments
Convenience Distribution Association

National Association of Resale & Thrift Shops
National Parking Association
National Pawnbrokers Association
National Propane Gas Association
Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union
Society of American Florists

The National Antique and Art Dealers Association of America

International Web Association

Association of Independent Information Professionals
Society of Internet Professionals

Association of Software Professionals
IEEE Computer Society
International Webmasters Association
National Association of Software & Service Companies

National Tour Association
The American Society of Travel Agents

Wholesale Trade
American Purchasing Society

American Copy Editors Society
Editorial Freelancers Association
Society for Technical Communication

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