Application for FEA Designation

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Thank you for your interest in becoming certified as a Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA). Please complete this form and submit it for consideration. Eligible candidates (those that have met the prerequisites) will be required to pass a written and oral exam.


Fee: The certification fee is $750 plus tax upon approval of their application. Payment must be made prior to sitting the exams. FEX will send candidates an invoice with payment instructions. There is no annual fee to maintain a FEA certification however; FEA designates are required to maintain a current FEX membership and adhere to continuing education requirements of 7 CE credits per calendar year.

Note: Before beginning this application, please make sure that you have your resume/bio, a head-shot (JPEG), and Letter of Intent, telling us why you want the designation and how you intend to use it (up to 500 words) ready to upload as separate documents.

Professional Information

D) Reference

Please provide 3 reference from  people with whom you have worked with in relation to business family advising (If possible, at least one of the references should be a client).  Please include: name, company, phone # and/or email.

Background Disclosure

For the protection of the public and the FEA certification, you are required to answer all questions fairly, and to disclose to FEX anything which you consider might adversely affect your application. Please note that any information you present here will remain confidential.

If you answer “Yes” to any of these questions, please provide relevant details including organization, dates, charges, places, Court Orders and court documents with full particulars.

Applicant Declaration

By clicking “I AGREE” below, you declare that:

  • The information that you have provided is accurate and complete.
  • You understand that FEX has the sole discretion to approve or reject your application