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Accreditation Programs

We offer two accredited programs

Members are invited to submit their qualifications for assessment and apply for an inclusion in our national accreditation program – as an ARAP Registered Practitioner or a CTARP Registered Practitioner (for Cosmetic Tattooists). Successful candidates will be included in the APAN National Register.
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ARAP (APAN Registered Aesthetics Practitioner)

We have 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.
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CTARP (Cosmetic Tattoo APAN Registered Practitioner)

As cosmetic tattooing has now secured advances in nationally approved qualifications to the new diploma level, qualified professionals can now gain formal recognition of their qualifications and apply to be accepted under the CTARP Registration and included in the APAN National Practitioner Register.

To apply for this status, you will need to have completed the following qualifications:

  • SHB50321 Diploma of Cosmetic Tattooing
  • HLTINF005 Maintain Infection Prevention for Skin Penetration Treatments or SHBBINF002 Maintain Infection Control Standards

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