How to Apply


Step One:

Make sure you meet the requirements for becoming an ARA member.

Requirements for becoming an ARA member:

  • The applicant must be properly licensed as required by their state and/or local authorities.
  • Membership is granted to business entities with one company officer named as the Executive Member.
  • ARA has set high standards for applicants seeking membership. The association conducts an extensive background investigation of every applicant.

If the applicant meets all requirements as set forth in the ARA By-Laws, then the new membership committee shall grant membership.

Step Two:

If you meet the minimum requirements for becoming an ARA member, please request an application here: Request a Membership Application

Step Three:

Once you have answered the required questions in the short “Request for Application” form, you will be sent an email with your full “Application for Membership” form.

Application Processing:

The Home Office staff first processes all completed applications. Then, the New Membership Committee reviews them. Notice of the application shall be published in at least one issue of the Association’s News & Views newsletter publication prior to final action. Any objections to an application must be made in writing to Home Office, and shall immediately be referred to the New Membership Committee for further consideration. An applicant is accepted into membership by a majority vote of the New Membership Committee and will be notified by certified letter of his/her acceptance. All dues and fees must be paid in a single payment within 40 days of the date on the acceptance letter or the application becomes invalid.

Step Four:

You will be notified via certified letter if you have been accepted as an ARA member. You will also receive an email giving your company access to our extensive Member Resources.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the American Recovery Association, Inc.

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