Founded in 1942 and headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, the International Association of Administrative Professionals® (IAAP®) is the world largest association for administrative support staff with more than 800 chapters and over 28,000 members and affiliates worldwide. The association works to educate employers and the public about the value of administrative professionals and the advantages of an administrative career.

    • IAAP is a non-profit association that provides industry-recognized research and educational activities through its Research and Educational Foundation. IAAP also sets professional standards through its Institute for Certification and supports business education programs through its Institute for Education. 

    • IAAP's purpose is to provide information, education and training, and to set standards of excellence recognized by the business community on a global perspective.

    • IAAP's mission is to be the acknowledged, recognized leader of administrative professionals and to enhance their individual and collective value, image, competence, and influence. 

    • IAAP's vision is to inspire and equip all administrative professionals to attain excellence.