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 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.
|Membership Dues||Refer to Application Procedures |
and Membership Application above.
|$200 (1 yr)|
|$360 (2 yrs – 10% discount)|
|$480 (3 yrs – 20% discount)|
|Student member||$30 (no prepay discount)|
|Registries||Refer 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)|
|Certifications||Refer 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|
|$75 – 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.
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