ARPAS - The Symbol of Today's Professional Animal Scientist
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 ARPAS journal, Applied Animal Science) and by providing information on educational opportunities.
ARPAS is affiliated with five professional societies
All successful certification and licensing programs are targeted to serve and protect the public's interest. Modern agriculture, like all of segments of society, is becoming more complex. More government regulations and controls require that practicing professionals establish accountability by means of registry and certification programs. In today's business climate, producer and industry clients want assurance that they are getting advice from certified professionals who stay on the cutting edge.
By completing the requirements for registration, maintaining your continuing education units, and adhering to the code of ethics, ARPAS registration provides you with a new level of recognition to help you distinguish yourself to your clients as a Professional Animal Scientist.