APAN has a special Trademark – ARAP™ (APAN Registered Aesthetics Practitioner). Industry professionals are invited to submit their qualifications for evaluation by an industry assessor, who will review their documentation and determine their appropriate level of registration. There are several categories within the ARAP registration to help identify the appropriate skills needed in accrediting a practitioner. This process is separate to membership.
Professionals who meet the ARAP registration requirements are included on the APAN Website and promoted to consumers as Approved Registered Practitioners.
ARAP Practitioners also receive a Code of Practice, a decal to display in their business and are required to comply with on-going professional development as evidence of their currency.
ARAP PRACTITIONER – You will need to provide a recognised Diploma in Beauty Therapy. If you are a Laser or IPL practitioner you will need to present evidence of a government-approved qualification that specifically relates to laser or IPL. Dermal therapists will have to provide evidence of a government-approved qualification specifically in Dermal Therapies.
ARAP CLINICIAN – To qualify as an ARAP Clinician you will need to provide evidence of a tertiary qualification in the area that you are specialising in – Clinical Aesthetics, Dermal Therapies or Cosmetic Nursing.
ARAP EDUCATOR – To gain ARAP Educator registration you will need to present an updated Cert. IV qualification in Workplace Training and Assessment.
ARAP MASTER EDUCATOR – For this registration, you will need to present evidence of a tertiary degree in Education.