Who can join ABI?

Membership in the American Bankruptcy Institute is for insolvency professionals all over the world. Our members consist of attorneys, accountants, auctioneers, turnaround professionals, professors, and anyone who is interested in learning the latest information on insolvency. We currently have over 10,000 members from 40 countries. We have several levels of membership available, which are:

Regular membership: This is for non-government/academic/non-profit professionals in the insolvency field within North America. Dues are currently $375 annually and run 1 year from the month you join. Your membership dues include a subscription to the ABI Journal -a members only benefit.

Government/Non Profit/Academic membership: This classification is for full-time government employees, full-time professors not actively practicing, auctioneers, credit counselors and those who work full-time for not-for-profit entities. To maintain this classification of membership, with the reduced dues amount, your address and E-Mail must remain your work (government/academic, etc.) address for the duration of your classification as a government member. Dues are currently $125 annually. Your membership dues include a subscription to the ABI Journal — a members-only benefit.

Student Membership: This classification is for full-time students (12 credits per semester) for a maximum of three (3) years. Student members are required to provide either an expected graduation date or proof of full-time student status when they join. Students who do not provide an expected graduation date should remit ongoing proof of student status each year when they renew. This can be a course schedule or any documentation that provides the students name and the number of credits attempted for that semester. Questions regarding student membership should be directed to Student membership rates are $20 annually. Contact ABI for details on enrolling as a student member.

Emeritus membership: ABI maintains an Emeritus membership classification as a means to keep our members active after retirement. Emeritus membership is available to members who have been active for 15 or more years, who have a) reached 65 years of age and fully retired or b) 70 years of age and still employed. To find out more about Emeritus status please contact us at or (703) 739-0800. Dues for Emeritus members are $125 annually and have all of the same benefits of regular membership.

International Membership: This category of membership is open to those insolvency professionals living outside North America. This category of membership does NOT mailed materials — but all membership materials are available via our website International membership is $125 annually.

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