2017 Edition

national industry 813920

Professional Organizations


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in promoting the professional interests of their members and the profession as a whole. These establishments may conduct research; develop statistics; sponsor quality and certification standards; lobby public officials; or publish newsletters, books, or periodicals for distribution to their members.

The immediate parent of national industry 813920 is international industry 81392: Professional Organizations

Illustrative Examples

  • Bar associations
  • Learned societies
  • Dentists' associations
  • Peer review boards
  • Engineers' associations
  • Professional standards review boards
  • Health professionals' associations
  • Scientists' associations

2017 NAICS Edition Cross References

  • Promoting the business interests of their members--are classified in Industry 813910, Business Associations; and
  • Lobbying public officials (i.e., lobbyists)--are classified in Industry 541820, Public Relations Agencies.


The NAICS editions in which this code was present are indicated below. In the event that a code was changed from the prior edition the equivalent value in that edition is provided for reference.

Edition Value
2002 813920 -
2007 813920 -
2012 813920 -
2017 813920 -

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Mappings

  1. 8621 - Professional Membership Organizations

Insurance Industry Mappings

The US Property and Casualty Insurance Industry may use the following classification descriptions which might encompass national industry 813920, Professional Organizations:

  1. association professional
  2. association professional non profit
  3. association professional or trade
  4. business and professional association
  5. business professional labor political and similar organization
  6. other service except public administration
  7. pennsylvania bar association
  8. professional and business association
  9. professional and trade assoc no bldg or prem office only nfp
  10. professional and trade association
  11. professional and trade association no building or premises owned or leased except a office
  12. professional association no building or premises owned or leased except office
  13. professional membership organization
  14. professional non profit
  15. professional organization
  16. religious grantmaking civic professional and similar organization
  17. therapist inhalation physical etc


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