Join AREA

AREA invites all qualified candidates to submit an application for membership and/or certification.

Download the Application Procedures

Download the Membership Application

Download the Certification/Registry Application

Download the Confidential Documents Preference Form

Download the Code of Standards & Ethics


Where do I begin?

  1. Read the Application Procedures.
  2. Complete and return the Membership Application and/or the Certification/Registry Application (read the Certification Process Instructions first), along with the requested documentation.
  3. Pay the appropriate fee for the Membership category and/or Certification/Registry category for which you are applying.
  4. Call or email with any questions you may have.

FEE SCHEDULE

Membership DuesRefer to Application Procedures
and Membership Application above.
Professional member
Associate member
$200 (1 yr)
$360 (2 yrs – 10% discount)
$480 (3 yrs – 20% discount)
Student member$30 (no prepay discount)
RegistriesRefer to Certification/Registry Application and Certification Process Instructions above.
Registered Forensic Vocational Expert (FVE)$180 one-time application fee (no exam, just work samples)
Registered in Forensic Economics (RFE)$180 one-time application fee (no exam, just work samples)
CertificationsRefer to Certification/Registry Application and Certification Process Instructions above.
Certified Earnings Analyst (CEA)$400 one-time application fee and exam
$130 recertification fee (every 3 yrs)
Earnings Analyst (EA)$400 one-time application fee and exam
$0 recertification fee until EA progresses to CEA
Friends of the Association$250 – Logo Display (online & at conference) for one full calendar yr from date of donorship payment
$25 – one Webinar Sponsorship
$50 – one Quarterly Newsletter Promotion

Checks and money orders made payable to “AREA” should be mailed to PO Box 19941, San Diego, CA 92159-9941.

AREA also accepts credit card payments through PayPal. Click on the line beneath each payment heading to access the dropdown menus. To add additional items to your PayPal cart before checking out, please return directly to this page. Items can be removed in the PayPal Checkout window.

Membership Dues: New & Renewal

Friends of the Association
Certification|Registry Fees

Please call or email with any questions you may have.