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Test Fees

Effective January 2017. Please see SFS membership fee structure at bottom of this page.

Tests Current SFS Member Fee Non-Member Fee
Self Evaluation
(10 online images)
(must register on website)
(must register on website)

Test to Family Level
(40 online images, aquatic insects only)
$75 $100

Test to Genus Level
(20 specimens or online images; any group)
$250 $350

By Petition or Image or Specimen Test
(after 5 years)
$250 First Group
$200 Each additional Group
$350 Each Group

All Test Re-Sits
(after 90% on first attempt, one re-try)
Refunded if successful
Refunded if successful

Re-Submission of Petition
(after TCC denial; one re-submit per group)
$100 $125


Payment Options

Online with PayPal

This can be done during the registration process for both Family and genus Certification Tests or by visiting the PayPal website and entering payments@stroudcenter.org as the recipient. Please add the test date and test type in the Notes field so we can properly credit you.

By Mail

Please make check out to SFS Taxonomic Certification Program and mail to:

SFS Taxonomic Certification Program
Stroud Water Research Center
970 Spencer Road
Avondale PA 19311

Please note: A place in the examination cannot be assured nor are test results released until payment is received.

For those requiring it for accounting purposes the tax number for the SFS TCP is EIN 986 00 1152

Society for Freshwater Science Membership Fees

SFS membership runs from January 1- December 31 renewable each year. Please pay on the SFS website.

SFS Membership Rates (2016)

  • Regular Member (Includes online Freshwater Science subscription) $90.00 
  • Young Professional Member (Includes online Freshwater Science subscription) $65.00 
  • Student Member (Includes online Freshwater Science subscription) $40.00 
  • Emeritus Member (Includes online Freshwater Science subscription) 
  • Free Freshwater Science subscriptions, Paper (SFS membership required) $80.00
Membership Services:
254 399.9639 | info@freshwater-science.org