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Since its inception in 1960, the International Franchise Association has represented and protected the interests of the franchise community as well as the American entrepreneurial spirit. By joining a franchise system, people enjoy the benefits of going into business for themselves without many of the risks of doing it by themselves. Membership in the IFA is for franchise professionals who are committed to excellence and who adhere to IFA’s Code of Ethics.

  • Membership in the IFA is divided into three categories:
  • Franchisors - representing over 70% of the registered franchise companies in the U.S.
  • Franchisees - over 10,000 franchise owners from many of the major franchise systems in the U.S.
  • Suppliers - members of IFA’s Supplier Forum who provide products, services and assistance to franchise systems.
  • Social Sector- Social franchising in areas of health and other product and service distribution to create opportunities for local entrepreneurs to deliver a variety of products and services in underserved communities worldwide. 


Franchisor Membership Information 

Franchisee Membership Information 

Supplier Membership Information 

Member Benefits Brochure 

IFA Member Testimonials – Learn what members are saying about their involvement in IFA.