American Rehabilitation Economics Association

This national organization is comprised of forensic experts who are responsible for determining the nature and extent of a loss of earnings or earning potential to a Plaintiff, most often in personal injury cases. At present, "the AREA is the only national certifying body that has the unique blend of vocational and economic loss assessment as its primary emphasis." The organization sponsors an annual conference to provide continuing education in this field. The AREA also publishes an annual publication, "The Earnings Analyst," which is included in the membership fee.