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This is not just about POLE. This is about BUSINESS.

Become a Member of the IPIA Today!

The International Pole Industry Association (IPIA) supports the entire pole business community including any and all people that make a living or a portion of their living through our industry: all pole related businesses (service/product/event), studio owners, SWers/strippers, performers, and teachers.

Through these Member Benefits:


Education resources through our online searchable library of text and video content as well as live webinars related to business topics for individuals, sol-prenuers, established businesses and those looking to start a pole business.


Discounts on continuing education training including NASM/AFAA, Rad Roller, XPERT, Liquid Motion as well as business critical services such as insurance.

See our full list of partners at this page.


Network through our online forums only available to members organized by topic and member type.

Additional opportunities to network online through webinars and in person at PoleCon.


Advocacy supporting businesses and sex workers.

Research opportunities for researchers doing work relevant to our industry. Got a relevant research project we can help with? Contact us.

Resources for Pole Industry Professionals

Many of our resources are free and open to the public while others are for members only. Ready to become an IPIA member? Join today!

Check out our most recent (updated weekly with new content) resource posts below.

IPIA Webinar: Interview with Neola Wilby, Author of “Strength and Conditioning for Pole”

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When to discount your products and services—and when not to!

Offering free or discounted services can be a great way to let people know about your brand, generate a revenue in a specific amount time, or to get rid of old inventory. Sometimes though, doing too many discounts can have…

“Should I hire certified instructors?”

Pole dancing is still a new industry and there is no one “gold standard” for certifications or benchmark for hiring certified or non-certified pole instructors. Newly certified instructors may be well intentioned but have limited experience working with the myriad…

Resources for Pole Industry Consumers

Looking for a pole business? Use the search function in our online Member Directory to find businesses and individuals through key words.

Read posts below in our Consumer Corner to find relevant information about how to interact with our industry and what to expect.

Pole Dance, Pole Fitness, Pole Sport and Other Relevant Teacher Certifications

There are a wide variety of pole dance, pole sport and pole fitness focused teacher certifications available for in person and virtual trainings around the world. This is not an exhaustive list. Contact us to add your certification to the…

Global List of Pole Dance, Pole Fitness and Pole Sport Studios

There are a wide variety of pole dance, pole sport and pole fitness focused studios around the world. This is not an exhaustive list. Review our Membership Directory for studios that are part of the IPIA and have agreed to…

List of Pole Dance, Pole Fitness, Pole Sport and Stripper Competitions

There are a wide variety of pole dance, pole sport, pole fitness and stripper competitions hosted around the world. All of them have different rules and different systems. This is not an exhaustive list. Contact us to add your competition…

Our Partners

Our partners represent the best in educational resources and critical business infrastructure for pole professionals. Read more about them and the discount they offer IPIA members.

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