IAABO stands for the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials. It is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1921 to promote and standardize officiating in the sport of basketball. IAABO is headquartered in Secaucus, New Jersey, and has over 200 local boards around the world, with members in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.
The organization’s primary purpose is to educate, train, develop and provide continuous instruction for basketball officials. To accomplish this, it uses a variety of tools including its industry-leading online training known as IAABO University. IAABO officials are responsible for enforcing the rules of the game and ensuring fair play and safety for all players.
They also strive to maintain the highest standard of basketball officiating.