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What is ARPAS? n n The American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists, ARPAS, is the organization which provides certification of animal scientists through examination, continuing education, and commitment to a code of ethics. Continual improvement of individual members is catalyzed through publications (including the PAS journal) and by providing information on educational opportunities.
ARPAS Vision n To be recognized as the national source for certified professionals – who can provide excellence in science based information and are pledged to high ethical standards - to serve producers, industry, and all others desiring professional information on animal sciences.
Core Competency n Certification - of the credentials - of people engaged in animal science, production, and processing.
ARPAS Affiliations ARPAS is affiliated with five professional societies: American Dairy Science Association American Meat Science Association American Society of Animal Science Equine Nutrition and Physiology Society Poultry Science Association and with the umbrella and service organization, The Federation of Animal Science Societies, FASS. American Dairy Science Association American Meat Science Association American Society of Animal Science Equine Nutrition and Physiology Society Poultry Science Association The Federation of Animal Science Societies, FASS
ARPAS Members n n ARPAS Members Represent the Following Groups: - Consultants - Companies providing products and services - Producers, commodity organizations, and related food industries - University, extension, and government staff - Professional societies and related organizations
ARPAS Members come from: n Consultants (21%) n - Professionals in firms providing products and services (37%) n - University, extension, and government staff (33 + 5) (38%) n - Producers, commodity organizations, and related food industries ( 4%)
Why was ARPAS established? n n To register professionally competent Animal Scientists n n To provide a mechanism to sustain their professional competence n n To enhance their professional stature and credibility n n To strengthen and promote the profession of the animal sciences n n To provide a means for those in industry, companies, and consulting to establish and maintain professional recognition
Categories of Certification n n Professional Animal Scientist (PAS) - based on degree, experience, examination, & CEUs. n n Registered Animal Specialist (RAS) and Registered Animal Product Specialist (RAPS) - based on experience, examination, & CEUs. n n Board Certification (Diplomat) - highest requirements. Available to professionals with an M.S. or Ph.D. degree who qualify and can benefit from the highest level of certification.
PAS or RAS registration – –Aquaculture – –Beef Cattle – –Companion Animals – –Dairy Cattle – –Horses – –Laboratory Animals –Poultry –Sheep and Goats –Swine –Meat Science –Dairy Product Science –Poultry Products. PAS and RAS/RAPS registration can be in one or more of the following species/product areas:
Board Certification n n Board Certification is in a specific discipline of animal science. n n American Colleges of: – –Animal Behavior – –Animal Food Science – –Animal Genetics – –Animal Nutrition – –Animal Physiology.
ARPAS CEUs n n ARPAS approves events that qualify for CEUs which provide appropriate education to help members stay current in their field.
Why join ARPAS? (1) n n Provides professional credibility and credentials for animal scientists n n Documents know-how to apply relevant cutting edge knowledge to real world problems n n Brings recognition of abilities and knowledge to the one being served n n Provides mechanisms to stay current in your field
Why join ARPAS (2) n n Provides assurance to those you serve that they are getting advice from a professional who keeps up-to-date n n Proactively positions animal scientists for a time when some form of licensing may be required to practice certain animal sciences n n Provides a pool of credentialed animal scientists to be called upon
Why join ARPAS (3) n n The journal, The Professional Animal Scientist provides a source of publishing and finding useful information n n Provides certification and diplomat status when dealing with international affairs n n Provides appropriate certification and titles
ARPAS Corporate Sponsors Gold Alltech, Inc. Purina Mills, Inc. Land O Lakes
Corporate Sponsor Level of Support n n Platinum $2,500 per year Platinum n n Gold $1,500 per year Gold n n Silver $1,000 per year Silver n n Bronze $500 per year Bronze
Benefits of Corporate Sponsorship n n Recognition and visibility on ARPAS web page n n Link to Sponsor (company) Web Site n n Listing in ARPAS publications, the Membership Directory, and in the journal n n Complimentary ad space in the Professional Animal Scientist journal n n Copies of journal and the Annual Membership Directory may be supplied
ARPAS value to users n n Membership and Sponsorship of ARPAS is an indicator of value-added service and products. It indicates you are getting information, advice, products, and service from people who are pledged to: – –Have quality information and knowledge – –Keep up-to-date – –Abide by the ARPAS Code of Ethics ARPAS Code of Ethics
How to Become a Member n Exams are given at: –various meetings, nutrition conferences, industry events, etc. n An ARPAS member in good standing can administer the exam to a candidate or group of candidates. n The searchable Membership Directory on the website can be examined for anyone to identify an ARPAS member near them. Contact: Contact:
Visit the ARPAS Website www.arpas.org n Information about ARPAS & membership n PAS journal on-line (archived) n Minutes, newsletters and News n Directory of members (searchable) n Calendar of animal related conferences (CEUs) n Web sites for animal interests n ARPAS Handbook