Download the Application Procedures
Download the Membership Application
Download the Certification/Registry Application
- Download the Certification Process Instructions
Download the Confidential Documents Preference Form
Download the Code of Standards & Ethics
Where do I begin?
- Read the Application Procedures.
- Complete and return the Membership Application and/or the Certification/Registry Application (read the Certification Process Instructions first), along with the requested documentation.
- Pay the appropriate fee for the Membership category and/or Certification/Registry category for which you are applying.
- Call or email with any questions you may have.
SAVE when you pay by check or money order
Professional and Associate membership dues
1 year: $175
2 years: $315
3 years: $420
Student membership dues
$25 (no prepay discounts)
Mail check or money order to PO Box 19941, San Diego, CA 92159-9941, payable to “AREA.”
Credit Card payments are also accepted for the following:
NEW Membership Applications
(Fees associated with NEW Certification Applications and NEW Registry Applications must be paid by check or money order.)