Membership

 

"It takes a village to deliver

high quality rehabilitation services,

and IARP is that village."

 



Why Join IARP?


 2,500+
Rehabilitation Professionals
and Growing

IARP is the premier association for professionals involved in private rehabilitation. Originally founded in 1981, IARP members are some of the most accomplished and respected professionals in their respective fields of practice.


 100+
Professional Development
Opportunities

IARP offers members a lifetime of learning and professional development opportunities in the form of national conferences, advance training classes, local chapter events, mentoring and coaching programs, and a growing repository of online educational courses.

 50,000+
Peer to Peer
Knowledge Exchanges

IARP leverages the real world expertise of its members and their willingness to share their experiences to create the greatest knowledge repository available today for rehab professionals. New members receive instant access to IARP's respected publications, research studies and members-only community.


The Course of a Lifetime Starts with IARP®



IARP Offers a Bucketful of Benefits


Professional Interest Sections

IARP's professional interest sections give every IARP member an opportunity to understand the variety of practice areas open to rehabilitation professionals.  It is through these sections that IARP helps to develop the skills and expertise members need to prosper over the course of their career.

Peer Reviewed Journals

IARP's peer-reviewed Journals consistently rank as one of the most valuable member benefits according to IARP members. In depth articles help IARP members stay on top of the latest industry trends and topics.

The Rehabilitation Professional Journal is known to IARP members simply as RehabPro. Its pages are filled with peer-reviewed research and reports on industry developments. Members look to this authoritative and well-respected publication to maintain a professional edge. 

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The IARP Life Care Planning (IALCP) Section is proud to publish the Journal of Life Care Planning (JLCP), the premiere peer-reviewed and professional journal dedicated to the specialty practice of life care planning.

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The best way to appreciate the quality and focus of an IARP journal is to download and review one. 

The Rehabilitation Professional - Volume 23 Number 3

Journal of Life Care Planning - Volume 13 Number 4

Professional Discounts

IARP operates a growing affinity program that provides discounted rates for services that IARP members use in their professional practices.  Here are some of IARP's current affinity partners.

AAACEUs has been a source of pre-approved CEUs since 2003 and is one of the first national online educational services to specialize in continuing education for certified healthcare professionals in the following areas (certifications):

Nursing - all states
Case Management - ACM, CCM, CPUR, CPUM, CPHM
Rehabilitation -- CRC, CDMS, CRRN
Vocational Experts - ABVE
Social Work - ASWB and California
Counseling - NBCC
Life Care Planning - CLCP And more!

IARP Affinity Agreement Disclaimer
The American Hospital Directory® provides data and statistics about more than 6,000 hospitals nationwide.  AHD.com® hospital information includes both public and private sources such as Medicare claims data, hospital cost reports, and commercial licensors. AHD® is not affiliated with the American Hospital Association (AHA) and is not a source for AHA Data.  AHD data are evidence-based and derived from the most authoritative sources.  IARP Members receive a 10% discount.

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IARP Affinity Agreement Disclaimer

Easy-to-use online search tool puts cost information at your fingertips.

This is a Special Offer for IARP Members Only

IARP is pleased to launch a new program to make healthcare cost information available to its members at discounted rates. IARP wants to make it as easy as possible for members to confidently develop plans based on reliable, robust geographically-specific information about future healthcare expenses.

That’s why we have teamed with FAIR Health, Inc., an independent, nonprofit maintaining the country’s largest, most trusted repository of privately billed medical and dental charge data to bring reliable cost information to your desktop—through a special, discounted licensing arrangement.

FAIR Health’s online tool and the data that support it are:

  • Convenient. Makes cost data accessible to you through an easy-to-use online tool—enabling you to quickly create a customized healthcare cost profile and resulting in considerable savings to you in both cost and time.
  • Flexible. Enables you to easily conduct a new cost search and update your plan whenever your client’s healthcare needs change.
  • Comprehensive. Offers charge data for professional and facility codes for medical-surgical, dental, anesthesia, inpatient, outpatient, ambulatory surgery center and HCPCS services (including ground and air ambulance services).
  • Representative. Features benchmark charges based on data from many of the nation’s largest health plans and payors that cover more than 150 million individuals.
  • Geographically specific. Provides granular local data for 493 three-digit zip regions nationwide.
  • Affordable. Flexible packages are available starting at just $385. Ask about bulk discounts.


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This program is only available to members of IARP.

IARP Affinity Agreement Disclaimer

SkillTRAN is the new home for software products familiar to many in the rehabilitation industry, including EZ-DOT, Job Browser Pro, and SkillTRAN Online Services for Transferable Skills Analysis, Local Labor Market Information, Business Listings for Job Search and Labor Market Survey, and Pre-Injury/Post-Injury Analysis. SkillTRAN is owned and operated by Jeff Truthan, the original product designer of most of the products at the now defunct CAPCO/JobQuest Corporation. Jeff is pleased to restore and rebuild these popular products and focus on the level of customer service and support you deserve. Job Browser Pro was recently endorsed by IARP as "high quality, reasonably priced, and beneficial to IARP members." Click here for more information about SkillTRAN products and services.

IARP Affinity Agreement Disclaimer

IARP Connect

IARP Connect is the premier online community for rehab professionals. Featuring over a hundred active discussion groups, tens of thousands of posts and resources, and the archive of IARP's peer reviewed Journals, IARP Connect is consistently ranked as the most valuable member benefit.

IARP Connect is where all the action happens as it serves to connect members together and harness their interactions to build a knowledge base that grows more valuable with every interaction.  On IARP Connect, you can:

Find an IARP member

Join a Professional Interest Section

Ask a Question

Find a Mentor

IARP Conferences and Local Events

IARP conferences and local chapter events offer high quality professional development opportunities along with the chance to make valuable connections with other rehabilitation professionals. Long time members often point to these events as when they met and made lifelong friends.

IARP is excited to hold its first joint conference in 2016, combining the annual International Symposium for Life Care Planning (ISLCP) and the IARP Annual Conference. The new collaboration will be held October 20-22, 2016, at the Wyndham Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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With 29 chapters located across North America, most IARP members can find high quality educational opportunities near where they live.  These local chapter events allow members to network with other members in their area and get educational training in topics that often affect their regional location.

Find a Chapter Event Near You

IARP Learn

IARP Learn is your new home for rehabilitation education! You can register for upcoming Events, view an ever- growing library of On-Demand Courses, and quickly earn valuable CEUs. Purchase a course, watch it at your convenience, then get your certificate of attendance immediately.  Gaining expertise in new practice areas has never been easier!

Industry Advocacy

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One of IARP's primary strategic goals is to serve as a key stakeholder on legislative, regulatory, and policy issues impacting the career development of rehabilitation professionals.  IARP has demonstrated its commitment to this goal with the two initiatives below.

For several years now, the IARP SSVE section has taken a leadership role in representing the interests of Social Security Administration Vocational Experts.  The SSVE section had engaged in successful fundraising efforts that enabled the hiring of a government relations firm to lobby on behalf of the interest of section members.  These efforts have risen the visibility of the group's concerns including bringing fees up to current market rates and a comprehensive overhaul of the BPA contracting process.

IARP played a major role in the creation of the Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling Coalition. The VRCC was formed to represent the collective strength in Rehabilitation Counseling while respecting the diversity which exists across our related professional associations. The VRCC is committed to propelling the field of Rehabilitation Counseling forward through an action-oriented consensus building approach that promotes the tenet of doing what is best for the profession as a whole and for the recipients of services in particular. To meet these challenges, the VRCC will work diligently to reach consensus on principles, identify objectives, and implement solutions that will result in positive outcomes. Learn more here.

Insurance, Insurance, Insurance

Did we mention insurance as an IARP member benefit?  It's true.  IARP members can get insurance to protect their practice.

IARP is pleased to sponsor a Professional Liability Insurance Plan designed by Mercer Consumer, specifically with IARP members in mind.

Important coverage features: Locum Tenens Coverage, Deposition Expense Reimbursement, Loss of Earnings Reimbursement.

Benefits
• Program underwriters evaluate a number of factors to provide you competitive pricing and potential credits.
• Reimbursement for loss of earnings during trial.

Coverage
• A variety of coverage options allow you to tailor a policy to your practice’s specific needs.
• Coverage in and out of any workplace, including volunteer work, for a group owner.

Customer Service
• Mercer proliability.com provides you one-stop access to program information, details about hard-to-place coverage and no-obligation quotes.
• A special online service even remembers your policy renewal date and reminds you to renew.
• If you have questions about Mercer or this insurance plan, contact:
Heather Ingledue
Relationship Manager
940-205-7838
heather.ingledue@mercer.com

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Mercer Consumer is a service of Mercer Health and Benefits Administration LLC. Their coverage is underwritten by the Chicago Insurance Company, which is rated A++, (the highest possible rating), by A.M. Best.

Personal Insurance provided by Mercer Consumer including Professional Liability, Disability Insurance, and even more.
With so much at stake in your personal and professional life, the benefit programs available to you include some of the most important decisions you will ever make. These decisions will help you protect your future, and the future of your family. Mercer Consumer, a service of Mercer Health & Benefits Administration LLC, will give you the information you need to make informed decisions about your benefits.

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Which IARP Membership is Right For You?

 

Individual Professional

This is IARP's primary membership type and the one that most members choose as it offers access to all the benefits listed above.  

Key benefits include:

  • Voting privileges
  • Access to both peer-reviewed Journals
  • Discounts on IARP events and education
  • Access to IARP Connect, IARP's members-only community
  • Ability to join IARP special interest sections
  • Inclusion in IARP Member Directory
  • Participation in IARP's mentoring program
  • Ability to serve in IARP leadership positions
  • Access to affinity partner offers

Annual Fee: $225

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Download Membership Application (PDF)

All IARP Memberships must be approved. Applications are accepted and reviewed within 7 to 10 business days.


Qualifications for this Membership

IARP professional members meet one of the following sets of criteria:
  • Hold a master's or doctorate degree in vocational evaluation, rehabilitation, career counseling, nursing, psychology or a related vocational or health service program, plus one year of experience in vocational, physical, or psychological rehabilitation with individuals who have disabling diseases or conditions;
  • Hold a master's or doctorate degree unrelated to rehabilitation, and a) five years of experience in rehabilitation services, including at least one year in the rehabilitation of disabling conditions or diseases; or b) five years of experience in the rehabilitation of disabling conditions or diseases,
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree in a rehabilitation program, plus three years in rehabilitation services, including at lease one year in the rehabilitation of disabling conditions or diseases;
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree unrelated to a rehabilitation program, plus five years of experience in the rehabilitation of disabling conditions or diseases;
  • Hold a diploma in nursing, plus a current R.N. license, and three years of experience in rehabilitation services, including at least one year in the rehabilitation of disabling conditions or diseases.
  • Must pledge to abide by the Professional Standards & Ethics of IARP.
✴✴✴ Chapter Membership. Professional and Associate Members must add State/Region Chapter dues if a chapter is incorporated in your state/region. Additional chapter memberships may be purchased according to the below fee schedule. Student Members are encouraged to join their local Chapter.✴✴✴
Alabama: $10 | Arizona: $58 | California: $58 | Canada: $58 USD | Carolinas (NC, SC): $48 | Chesapeake (DE, MD, DC): $58 | Florida: $58 | Georgia: $30 | Hawaii: $58 | Illinois: $58 | Kansas: $58 | Louisiana: $58 | Michigan: $58 | Mississippi: $58 | Montana: $60 | Nebraska: $58 | Nevada: $58 | New England(ME, VT, NH, MA, CT, RI): $58 | New Jersey: $58 | New York: $33 | Ohio: $58 | Oregon: $58 | Pennsylvania: $58 | Tennessee: $58 | Texas: $58 | Virginia: $58 | Washington: $58 | Wisconsin: $25


"This professional organization does an outstanding job of responding to and representing those in Rehabilitation Services occupations. It is a must for growing professionals."

Barbara Azzam
Individual Professional Member

Professional Candidate

For those individuals who have graduated from a rehabilitation program but have limited professional experience in the field, this membership type will allow you to begin your Course of a Lifetime at a reduced rate.

Key benefits include:

  • Participation in IARP's mentoring and coaching programs
  • Access to both peer-reviewed Journals
  • Discounts on IARP events and education
  • Access to IARP Connect, IARP's members-only community
  • Ability to join IARP special interest sections
  • Inclusion in IARP Member Directory
  • Access to affinity partner offers

 

Annual Fee: $92

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Download Membership Application (PDF)

All IARP Memberships must be approved. Applications are accepted and reviewed within 7 to 10 business days.

Qualifications for this Membership

Professional candidate members meet one of the following sets of criteria:
  • Holder of a master's or doctorate degree (a) in vocational evaluation, rehabilitation, career counseling, nursing, psychology or a related vocational or health service program ("Rehabilitation Program") from an accredited institution; or (b) unrelated to a Rehabilitation Program from an accredited institution, plus four years of experience in Rehabilitation Services, including at least one year in the rehabilitation of disabling conditions or diseases; or (c) unrelated to a Rehabilitation Program from an accredited institution, plus four years of experience in the rehabilitation of disabling conditions or diseases;
  • Holder of a baccalaureate degree (a) in a Rehabilitation Program from an accredited institution, plus two years in Rehabilitation Services, including at least one year in the rehabilitation of disabling conditions or diseases; or (b) unrelated to a Rehabilitation Program from an accredited institution, plus four years of experience in the rehabilitation of disabling conditions or diseases; or
  • Holder of a diploma in nursing from an accredited institution, plus a current R.N. license, and two years of experience in Rehabilitation Services, including at least one year in the rehabilitation of disabling conditions or diseases;
  • Must pledge to abide by the Professional Standards & Ethics of IARP.
✴✴✴ Chapter Membership. Professional and Associate Members must add State/Region Chapter dues if a chapter is incorporated in your state/region. Additional chapter memberships may be purchased according to the below fee schedule. Student Members are encouraged to join their local Chapter.✴✴✴
Alabama: $10 | Arizona: $58 | California: $58 | Canada: $58 USD | Carolinas (NC, SC): $48 | Chesapeake (DE, MD, DC): $58 | Florida: $58 | Georgia: $30 | Hawaii: $58 | Illinois: $58 | Kansas: $58 | Louisiana: $58 | Michigan: $58 | Mississippi: $58 | Montana: $60 | Nebraska: $58 | Nevada: $58 | New England(ME, VT, NH, MA, CT, RI): $58 | New Jersey: $58 | New York: $33 | Ohio: $58 | Oregon: $58 | Pennsylvania: $58 | Tennessee: $58 | Texas: $58 | Virginia: $58 | Washington: $58 | Wisconsin: $25

"IARP has afforded me the opportunity to learn more about the field and has provided excellent mentors that I can count on to help me on the course of my professional life."

Marvin Bellows
Professional Candidate Member

Associate

If you want to access the information generated by IARP but do not meet the qualifications for Professional or Professional Candidate Membership, then this is the membership for you.

  • Participation in IARP's mentoring and coaching programs
  • Access to both peer-reviewed Journals
  • Discounts on IARP events and education
  • Access to IARP Connect, IARP's members-only community
  • Ability to join IARP special interest sections
  • Inclusion in IARP Member Directory
  • Access to affinity partner offers

Annual Fee: $175

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Download Membership Application (PDF)

All IARP Memberships must be approved. Applications are accepted and reviewed within 7 to 10 business days.

Qualifications for this Membership

Must pledge to abide by the Professional Standards & Ethics of IARP.

✴✴✴ Chapter Membership. Professional and Associate Members must add State/Region Chapter dues if a chapter is incorporated in your state/region. Additional chapter memberships may be purchased according to the below fee schedule. Student Members are encouraged to join their local Chapter.✴✴✴
Alabama: $10 | Arizona: $58 | California: $58 | Canada: $58 USD | Carolinas (NC, SC): $48 | Chesapeake (DE, MD, DC): $58 | Florida: $58 | Georgia: $30 | Hawaii: $58 | Illinois: $58 | Kansas: $58 | Louisiana: $58 | Michigan: $58 | Mississippi: $58 | Montana: $60 | Nebraska: $58 | Nevada: $58 | New England(ME, VT, NH, MA, CT, RI): $58 | New Jersey: $58 | New York: $33 | Ohio: $58 | Oregon: $58 | Pennsylvania: $58 | Tennessee: $58 | Texas: $58 | Virginia: $58 | Washington: $58 | Wisconsin: $25

Retired

For those individuals who have retired with with the qualifications below, this membership type will allow you to begin your Course of a Lifetime at a reduced rate. Retired members retain all the rights and privileges of a professional member. 

Key benefits include:

  • Participation in IARP's mentoring and coaching programs
  • Access to both peer-reviewed Journals
  • Discounts on IARP events and education
  • Access to IARP Connect, IARP's members-only community
  • Ability to join IARP special interest sections
  • Inclusion in IARP Member Directory
  • Access to affinity partner offers

 

Annual Fee: $60

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Download Membership Application (PDF)

All IARP Memberships must be approved. Applications are accepted and reviewed within 7 to 10 business days. If you are interested in retired membership, please contact the IARP member services at 888-427-7722 or info@rehabpro.org.

Qualifications for this Membership

Retired members must meet the following set of criteria:
  • Has held an IARP Professional or Associate membership for 10 years or more;
  • Is fully retired from rehabilitation service delivery;
  • Is not consulting to an organization for a fee.
  • Must pledge to abide by the Professional Standards & Ethics of IARP.
✴✴✴ Retired Members have the option to add State/Region Chapter dues if a chapter is incorporated in your state/region. Additional chapter memberships may be purchased according to the below fee schedule. Retired Members are encouraged to join their local Chapter.✴✴✴
Alabama: $10 | Arizona: $58 | California: $58 | Canada: $58 USD | Carolinas (NC, SC): $48 | Chesapeake (DE, MD, DC): $58 | Florida: $58 | Georgia: $30 | Hawaii: $58 | Illinois: $58 | Kansas: $58 | Louisiana: $58 | Michigan: $58 | Mississippi: $58 | Montana: $60 | Nebraska: $58 | Nevada: $58 | New England(ME, VT, NH, MA, CT, RI): $58 | New Jersey: $58 | New York: $33 | Ohio: $58 | Oregon: $58 | Pennsylvania: $58 | Tennessee: $58 | Texas: $58 | Virginia: $58 | Washington: $58 | Wisconsin: $25

Student

Individuals enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate rehabilitation program at an accredited institution may join as Student members.

Member benefits for Students include:

  • Participation in IARP's coaching program
  • Access to both peer-reviewed Journals
  • Increased discounts on IARP events and education
  • Access to IARP Connect, IARP's members-only community
  • Ability to join IARP special interest sections
  • Inclusion in IARP Member Directory
  • Access to affinity partner offers

Annual Fee: $0 (limited time offer)


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All IARP Memberships must be approved. Applications are accepted and reviewed within 7 to 10 business days.


Qualifications for this Membership

  • All student applicants must provide proof of student status as well as an anticipated graduation date.
  • Upon graduation, student membership ends, but the individual can continue their membership as Professional Candidate.
  • Must pledge to abide by the Professional Standards & Ethics of IARP.
✴✴✴ Chapter Membership. Professional and Associate Members must add State/Region Chapter dues if a chapter is incorporated in your state/region. Additional chapter memberships may be purchased according to the below fee schedule. Student Members are encouraged to join their local Chapter.✴✴✴
Alabama: $10 | Arizona: $58 | California: $58 | Canada: $58 USD | Carolinas (NC, SC): $48 | Chesapeake (DE, MD, DC): $58 | Florida: $58 | Georgia: $30 | Hawaii: $58 | Illinois: $58 | Kansas: $58 | Louisiana: $58 | Michigan: $58 | Mississippi: $58 | Montana: $60 | Nebraska: $58 | Nevada: $58 | New England(ME, VT, NH, MA, CT, RI): $58 | New Jersey: $58 | New York: $33 | Ohio: $58 | Oregon: $58 | Pennsylvania: $58 | Tennessee: $58 | Texas: $58 | Virginia: $58 | Washington: $58 | Wisconsin: $25


"I have been involved with IARP on many levels during the past three years ranging from local chapter events to national projects. The training experiences, networking opportunities, leadership roles, and mentoring have been invaluable. I never realized what a difference joining IARP could make in my life as a student, and emerging professional, until I got involved. "

Michael Duncan
Student Member


Michael Duncan