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Membership in the Association provides personal and professional growth and a growing bottom line.

To join the Investment Recovery Association, call (816) 561-5323, or apply online:

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There are two types of memberships in the Association:


Organizations with multiple facilities whose business is something other than managing surplus assets.

The learning curve for those entering surplus asset management is steep, and that's where we help a lot. No other association or group focuses solely on the management of surplus asset. Independent research has shown that our members provide a very substantial bottom line value to their organizations, returning more than $35 for every $1 invested. Joining forces with a "Who's Who" of global and major regional corporations, nonprofits and governmental, your membership in the Investment Recovery Association will pay almost immediate dividends.

  • Professional Certification (CMIR)
  • Exclusive IRA Resources & Information
  • ASSET 2.0, the Investment Recovery Business Journal
  • Complimentary Investment Recovery Handbook ($39 value)
  • Semiannual IR Benchmarking Study
  • Vendor Directory of IR Services
  • Special Events and Networking
  • Investment Recovery Lunch & Learns
  • Searchable archives of more than 250 articles



Companies who represent specialized services used by investment recovery professionals

There may be no better feeling than walking into a busy seminar session or exhibit hall with hundreds of people and realizing that everyone in that room is also "in" investment recovery! IR is a unique specialization, and you'll quickly learn that members of the Investment Recovery Association go out of their way to help others in the profession. Build lasting relationships with hundreds of IR professionals by sharing experiences, processes and problems in a lively, helpful, open format. Our associate members provide dozens of specialized services; from appraisals of used equipment ... to auctioneers ... demolition and environmental remediation contractors to scrap metal dealers and IT asset disposition specialists.

  • Directory of Members by industry
  • Investment Recovery Seminar & Trade Show
  • ASSET 2.0, the Investment Recovery Business Journal
  • Listing in Directory of IR Services
  • Listing in Directory of IR Services
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Searchable archives of more than 250 articles
  • Exclusive IRA Resources & Information