In 2010, the IANDS Board of Directors adopted a new policy regarding the identification of IANDS Groups to now be referred to as IANDS Affiliated Groups. Individuals wishing to start an IANDS Affiliated Group can fill out an IANDS Group Leader application by clicking here: IANDS Group Leader Application .  For general information on organizing and setting up an officially recognized IANDS Affiliated Group, view our website by clicking here Hints & Tips on starting an IANDS Group.

A new group will be designated as a "startup group" and will be in a probationary status for a minimum of one year after which formal issuance of the Group Affiliation Certification can be processed upon submission of a Group Status Report along with the annual group registration renewal (required of all groups by August 15th of each year).