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Published on Friday, April 1, 2016

Executive Vice President's Report

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

Reporting Continuing Education Units (CEU)

Reporting of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) is made 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, sixteen (16) CEUs are required each year to maintain your registration and up to 16 CEUs can be carried over to the following year.

Please Renew Your ARPAS Membership for 2016

We are one-third of the way into 2016, and renewals for this year are past due for many members who have not renewed yet. You membership is important to us and to you as a professional animal scientist and 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 CEUs 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. The CEUs 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 at: https://secure.fass.org/dues.asp 
or download the printable form at: http://www.arpas.org/Emeritus_Form_2015.pdf

Student Membership

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 graduate student. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are not required for full-time student members.
If you are an advisor or major professor to these prospective ARPAS professionals, please encourage them to 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 more information.

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