ARPAS Newsletter

Executive Vice President's Reports

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Executive VP Report

Kenneth R. Cummings, PAS, Dipl. ACAN

Your ARPAS leadership team and support staff continue to provide excellent service for our members. Our normal scope of activities includes certification of members, evaluation of programs for continuing education, tracking of continuing education credits, and monitoring adherence to our code of ethics. In addition, we continue to add those initiatives identified in our strategic plan to better serve our members and the animal science community. 

Monday, August 01, 2016

Executive Vice-President's Report

Kenneth Cummings, PAS, Dipl. ACAN, Exec. VP, ARPAS

Your ARPAS leadership team and support staff continue to provide excellent service for our members. Our normal scope of activities include certification of members, evaluation of programs for continuing education, tracking of continuing education credits, and monitoring adherence to our code of ethics. In addition, we continue to add those initiatives identified in our strategic plan to better serve our members and the animal science community.

Friday, April 01, 2016

Executive Vice President's Report

Kenneth Cummings, PAS, Dipl. ACAN, Exec. VP, ARPAS

  • Reporting Continuing Education Units (CEU)
  • Please Renew Your ARPAS Membership for 2016
  • Student Membership

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Dues and CEUs Reminder for 2016

Kenneth Cummings, PAS, Dipl. ACAN, Exec. VP, ARPAS

It’s that time of year again, and I would be remiss in my role with ARPAS if I did not remind you to pay your dues and report your CEUs. Do not bother to read further if you have done both. Thank you for continuing monetary support of national ARPAS and your local chapter as well.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Executive Vice-President's Report

Kenneth Cummings, PAS, Dipl. ACAN, Exec. VP, ARPAS

The ARPAS leadership team and support staff continues to provide excellent service to our members. Our normal scope of activities include certification of members, evaluation of programs for continuing education, tracking of continuing education credits, and monitoring adherence to our code of ethics. In addition we continue to add those initiatives identified in our strategic plan to better serve our members and the animal science community.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Reporting Continuing Education Units (CEU)

Kenneth Cummings

Reporting Continuing Education Units (CEU) is simple through the ARPAS website. Just log onto the site at www.arpas.org and click on “Submit CEUs.” Not only is your CEU record instantly updated when you enter your meetings online, but the system also keeps a convenient submission history in case you wish to check your past entries. Don’t see a meeting you want to report on the approved list? No problem! You can submit any meeting to be approved and posted on the list before you enter it online. Remember, 16 CEU are required each year to maintain your registration, and up to 16 CEU can be carried over to the following year.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Please Renew Your ARPAS Membership for 2015

We are one-third of the way into 2015, and dues for this year are past due for 171 members who have not renewed. Your membership is important to us and to you as a professional animal scientist and is not to be taken lightly. Lapsed members from a previous year can reinstate their membership by filling out a lapsed member form (available on our website www.arpas.org) and paying a reinstatement fee of $20 plus dues and CEU for the current year.
If you have retired and want to continue as an active member, you can establish an emeritus membership. It is available for ARPAS members who have retired and who are no longer practicing professional activities in animal science. Continuing education units are not required for emeritus members. The annual membership fee for emeritus members is $47.50 per year. 
Life emeritus members may also elect to pay a one-time fee of only $285. You may renew your emeritus membership online today or download the printable form at 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Student Membership

Kenneth Cummings

Student Membership is available to full-time graduate and undergraduate students and requires verification from major professor to qualify. In addition to the initial exam fee, the membership fee is $10 for the first year of membership and for every year thereafter while the member is a full-time student. Continuing education units are not required for full-time student members.
If you are an advisor or major professor to these prospective ARPAS professionals, please encourage them the attain ARPAS certification at a very affordable price. In many cases, the examination fee will be paid by the ARPAS Foundation. Please contact Kelsey (kelseyg@assochq.org) at ARPAS headquarters for information.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Executive Vice-President’s Report

Kenneth Cummings, PAS, Dipl. ACAN, Exec. VP, ARPAS

ARPAS as an organization had a great year in 2013-2014. Thanks to our dedicated volunteer leadership, our FASS administrative liaison Jeremy Holzner and the FASS support staff, our members have been provided with an outstanding level of service. 

The ARPAS leadership has sought new opportunities to enhance organizational objectives of certification, continuing education and adherence to our code of ethics while living within our financial constraints.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Executive Vice-President's Report

EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT’S REPORT 
ANNUAL GOVERNING COUNCIL MEETING
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
July 2013

ARPAS, as an organization, has completed another successful year. We no longer just confine our activities to certification of members, evaluation of programs for continuing education, tracking of continuing education credits and monitoring adherence to our code of ethics. We continue to add those initiatives identified in our strategic plan to better serve our members and the animal science community. 
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