Member Programs

Compliance 101 Home Study Course (open book test)

Since 1997, the bylaws of the Illinois Movers’ and Warehousemen’s Association have required all members to participate in "Compliance 101" as a membership eligibility requirement. No companies were "grandfathered in" by virtue of long-time membership. Every moving and storage member had the option of attending a class or completing the "Home Study Course." We're pleased to announce that 100% of the IMAWA "mover category" membership met this bylaws mandate.

All new "mover" applicants for membership (including all transfers of authority, even among family members) are now required to pass the Home Study Course test before their application will be considered.

Many members find our Home Study Course to be an excellent resource for in-house staff training.  Download the open book test, complete all pages, and email or fax your answers to IMAWA. Upon successful completion, you'll receive a Certificate of Demonstrated Achievement, suitable for framing.

Our public "resources" link and the members section "reference library" link will have most of the answers.  If all else fails, try "Google" - it's amazingly helpful.  This is an open book test, so do look up the answers wherever you can find them!

We're as near as your phone, FAX, or e-mail if you have any questions. Pat will also be happy to come to your office to provide a free, in-person Compliance training class for your staff.


IMAWA Membership Directory – Updated 06-27-2019

Although our members are listed in the "Find a Mover" section of our website, from time to time it's helpful to have a comprehensive list.  Here, then, is IMAWA's membership directory in PDF format, divided into sections to help you find what you are seeking.  Please let us know if any changes are required for your company.

(updated through June 27, 2019)

Movers Alpha

Movers Geographic

Movers by Van Line Affiliation

Buyers Guide Associate members listed by service or product categories

Associates Alphabetic listing


Rules of Rate & Tariff Procedures

Tariff Procedures (PDF)


Warehouse Liens and Carrier Liens by Joel Steiner

Membership applications, benefits of membership, dues schedule

If you know of a licensed Illinois moving company or a supplier to the industry who is not already a member of IMAWA -- but should be -- please help us recruit them using the documents provided below.   We're happy to assist you by providing additional information to the applicant about IMAWA and our services.

IMAWA's fiscal (membership) year runs November 1 through October 31.

Drug Testing Program & Info Bulletins

IMAWA can help your company comply with Department of Transportation requirements for an approved substance abuse/drug testing program.

As an important benefit for members only, IMAWA has a model substance abuse policy that has been approved by the federal and Illinois DOT. We also have teamed with the Midwest Truckers Association's drug testing consortium for those members who want "one call does it all" service.

Regardless which testing consortium you use, the bulletins below will keep you informed.

Legislative Items

Among the many services you receive as an IMAWA member is our "legislative watchdog service." Pat McLaughlin and Adina Dunn (IMAWA staff) interact every day on your behalf with the staff of the Illinois Commerce Commission and other regulatory agencies.

While Pat is a registered lobbyist for IMAWA, we rely extensively on our contract lobbyist, Cook-Witter, Inc., to keep an eye on activities in the Illinois Legislature that will affect you and your business.

IMAWA does not have a political action committee (to distribute money to political candidates), so it's important and effective to have a grassroots "information network" made up of our entire membership. If you are interested in participating on IMAWA's legislative committee, let us know. It would also help us to know if you are on a "first-name basis" with any of your legislators.

If you're not sure which legislative district applies to you, get out your Voter's Registration card, or click on Illinois State Legislature - to find your IL state legislators, go to "Legislator Lookup" at the bottom right column of that page. Type in your address, and it'll give you the info you need.

Regardless of your personal political preferences, be sure to vote whenever you have the opportunity! It's your privilege and your duty as an American.

You'll find some interesting historical facts about Illinois and some of our historical buildings among the past issues of the Cook-Witter Report.