Firstandforemost,theARCRegistrationExaminationisnow beingofferedviacomputerizedadministrationatseveralhundred testinglocationsacrosstheUnitedStates.Thisenablesgreater accessforthosedesiringtocommittohigherstandardsinthe fieldofaromatherapy. determineareasinwhichtowritethequestions.The submissionof10testquestionscountsas5contacthours ofcontinuingeducationtowardsreregistration.Test questions,identifiedasARC,maybefaxedto(212)356- email@example.com. September2010 Issue13
Issue 13 September 2010 Aromatherapy Registration Council Updates Many new and exciting things are taking place to provide greater services to those in the field of aromatherapy. First and foremost, the ARC Registration Examination is now being offered via computerized administration at several hundred testing locations across the United States. This enables greater access for those desiring to commit to higher standards in the field of aromatherapy. Please note the change in eligibility requirements to sit for the examination. Candidates are required to have a minimum of 200 hours of a Level 2 program in aromatherapy from a college or school that is in compliance with the current NAHA Educational Guidelines. A transcript must be enclosed with the Application. Visit www.ptcny.com/clients/arc to download a current Handbook for Candidates and Application. As a reminder, a condition of eligibility for and continued registration as a Registered Aromatherapist is compliance with the ARC Disciplinary Policy. Visit www.aromatherapycouncil.org/arcnew.html to review the full Policy. In addition, use of Raindrop Therapy is not allowed for RAs. ARC needs your assistance! ARC is continuously looking for RAs to help in various ways. Help our profession by volunteering some of your time to the Aromatherapy Registration Council. Your feedback, time, and insight are important to ARC! Write new test questions for the ARC Registration Examination. Questions should reflect current aromatherapy practice and be based on research validated knowledge and skills. Refer to the Content Outline in the Handbook for Candidates, available at www.ptcny.com/clients/arc to determine areas in which to write the questions. The submission of 10 test questions counts as 5 contact hours of continuing education towards reregistration. Test questions, identified as ARC, may be faxed to (212) 3560678 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Participate in an item review session. This year the item review will be held in New York City. RAs are needed to review potential new questions for the ARC examination to make sure they are appropriate, clearly written, and welldocumented. This is a volunteer position but RAs who participate in an ARC item review session earn 8 contact hours towards reregistration. Please RSVP to email@example.com if you are interested or need additional information. Write content pertinent to the field of aromatherapy for future editions of the ARC Newsletter. We are seeking interesting articles, news, etc. to publish. Do you have a story to share? Send it to: ARC Newsletter, Professional Testing Corporation, 1350 Broadway, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10018 or firstname.lastname@example.org, attention ARC Newsletter. Copy should be typed and double spaced. Include a JPEG photo, if desired. Article submissions are not guaranteed to be published. All information is subject to ARC approval and editing. Authors are not promised that their submission will be included in any specific newsletter. UPCOMING EXAMINATION DATES November 6--20, 2010 April 9--23, 2011 October 8--22, 2011 Application Deadline: 10/1/2010 Application Deadline: 3/1/2011 Application Deadline: 9/1/2011 Page 2 Newsletter ARC Registration Examination in Aromatherapy December 2000--April 2010 (694 Candidates) Demographic Information PRACTICE SETTING Self-employed Hospital/Clinic Research Institute Education Retailers/Wholesalers Industry Government Association Other No response 41.04% 12.86% 3.32% 34.54% 19.36% 2.60% 0.14% 7.95% 20.52% 1.88% GENDER Male Female No response 6.65% 75.72% 17.63% CURRENT NAHA MEMBER No 59.97% Yes 39.45% No response 0.58% STATE/PROVIDENCE OF RESIDENCE Arizona 3 California 41 Colorado 14 Connecticut 2 Florida 9 Georgia 6 Hawaii 1 Illinois 20 Indiana 2 Iowa 4 Kentucky 1 Louisiana 3 Maine 1 Maryland 7 Massachusetts 19 Michigan 2 Minnesota 6 Missouri 6 Montana 1 Nevada 1 New Hampshire 1 New Jersey 8 New York 21 North Carolina 6 Ohio 1 Oklahoma 3 Oregon 12 Pennsylvania 19 Rhode Island 3 South Carolina 3 South Dakota 1 Tennessee 6 Texas 9 Utah 1 Vermont 1 Virginia 1 Washington 10 Wisconsin 8 Puerto Rico 2 British Columbia 2 Nova Scotia 1 Ontario 1 Wyoming 1 Foreign 218 Korea 204 AROMATHERAPY TRAINING Training program 84.68% Workshops or seminars 21.53% On-the-job training 13.01% Advanced continuing ed. 18.21% Other 9.39% No response 1.01% PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND Massage Therapist 37.28% Registered Nurse 34.97% Esthetician 13.15% Naturopathic Medicine 1.88% Practical/Vocational Nurse 1.16% Veterinarian 0.58% Pharmacist 1.01% Physician 1.45% Chiropractor 0.58% Acupuncturist 0.29% Complementary Medicine 3.90% Other 36.56% No response 3.18% RACE African American Asian Hispanic Native American White No response Per cent o f W o r ki ng T i me C ur r ent l y Sp ent in A r o mat her ap y 30.00% 25.00% 20.00% 15.00% 10.00% 5.00% 0.00% Less than 25% 26 to 50% 51 to 75% Mor e than 75% No r esponse Age Range 40.00% 35.00% 30.00% 25.00% 1.45% 64.31% 1.88% 0.43% 25.43% 6.50% 20.00% 15.00% 10.00% 5.00% 0.00% Under 25 25 t o 29 30 t o 39 40 t o 49 50 t o 59 60+ No r esponse HIGHEST ACADEMIC LEVEL ATTAINED High School Graduate 4.91% Some College 17.77% Associate Degree 6.21% Diploma in Nursing 4.05% Bachelor's Degree 45.09% Master's Degree 14.60% Doctoral Degree 3.32% Other 2.31% No response 1.73% Issue 13 Page 3 Newly Registered Aromatherapists from April 2008 Eun Hee Cho Cristina Campbell Katharine Koeppen Kimberly Powers Yun Suk Gwen Jung Eun Park Stephanie Haseltine Sung Won Moon Myun Ji Kim Desales Ward Marion Bustamonte Newly Registered Aromatherapists from October 2008 Sun Ja Jang So Young Park Deborah W. Price Mary K. Stieren Lisa C. Moore Karen A. Elkins Jeong Seop Kang Jin Hee Park Mi Hwa Lee Loraine Montecalvo Chen Y.Carita Wang Woo Seung Choi Young Rim Lee Eun Jung Jung Celia J. Esquivel Chad E. O'Lynn Seung Ok Mun Soung Hee Park Soon Hwa Lee Yoon Seok Jeong Katarzyna Machnicki Sun Hee Kim Soo Jung Bae Bo Yoon Shim Youn Joo Im Ju Young Lee Joung Rim Lee Ok Young Moon Hwa Sun Kim Kimberly Mollenkopf Yoo Mi Choi Chang Hee Lee Eun Jung Lee Ji Yun Hyun Myoun Jin Shin Jung Hwa Kim Bo Ra Jung Yun Hee Ri Seung Yong Lee Robert Turchyn Myung Hee Song Eun Gi Kim Su Hee Ma Myoung Suk Jun Hee-Ok Kang In Sook Choi Jung Min Kim Jae Soon Hur Han Bok Moon Jung Ja Kim Mi-Ok Kim Newly Registered Aromatherapists from April 2009 Young Sun Kwon Soon Duk Jang Eui Young Ko Ji Jung Ahn Yun Kyeung Park Yun Mi Heo Eun Suk Lee Seon Young Jo Young Hwa Kim Hye Lee Lee Eun Young Kim Yoo Gyung Kwon Mi Jung Lee Hyun Ju Kim Mi Hee Han Bung Ran Oh Kyong Hye Yu Mi Kyung Lee Hwa Jin Byun Mi Jung Lee Eun Hee Na Kyong Won Wang Su Min Park Jin Hee Kim Im Kyung Jun Young Sin Chung Michael Dell'Orfano Si Yeon Park Mi Ae Park Sun Young Kwon Bridget Kelley Newly Registered Aromatherapists from October 2009 Nancy L. Minix Seung Kim Ye Young Kim Mi-Ran Si Hye Kyoung Park Joo Hee Kim Sue-Jan Kim Kil-Young Lee Yun Ji Shin Rosemary Polen Ju Kyoung Kim Amber-Lee McLean Chae-Jeung Lee Hyng Sun Byun Hee Yeon Yoo Hye Young Joung Dong Hee Shin Eun-Jin Pak Min Seo Kim Sun Young Yun Soo Gyoung Choi An Sook Kang Eun Ju Jeong Soon Young Park Kyoung Ran Hwang Ji Eun Kang Young Ju Choi Hea Young Choi Ji Ae Kim Su Jin Won Gong Ju Chai Ki Youn Bae Jung Bun Park Yuki Hashimoto Rieko Sakuramoto Marilyn K. Boerner Yun Hee Jung Mi Suk Nam Yoko Hara Hea Sil Ann Young-Ah Song Chae Woon Lee Mary Ellen Cassman Jennifer R. Dozier Ju Young Park Lorraine FrongilloDowner Mi Jung Park Eun Park Kyung-Sook Han Barbara M. Enteen Elvira Dilibero Mary J. Chancellor Judith E. Millman Mary E. Tierney Gil-Ja Na Geon Bae Yun Jeong Min Kim Eun Kyung Choi Lorraine S. Rimando Raup Pamela Lemme Hae Ja Im Kathy E. Klug Sun Mi Park Yeon Hee Lee Audrey Stadler Newly Registered Aromatherapists from April 2010 Bok Nam Shin Hye Jin Park Sung Hee Kim Hee Ju Kwon Hun Young Park Kyoung Soon Eom Gyung Sun Seo Su Yeon Kim Hwa Jeong Kang Ji Ryun Lee Eunmi Choi Soo Hyun Kwon Mi Ea Lee Kiyomi Noda Ji Eun Bong Min Jung Kim Mi Seon Ha Jung Hae Park Jeng Mi Yuk Young Mi Kim Yon Ju Ghou Hye Won Lim Hye Jin Hong Hye Young Chae Ji Ae Kim Hyun Joo Lee Min Jung Kim Sandy Durand Althea Smith Joo Young Cho Hee Kyeung Hong Mi Ae Jung So Young Park Ji Hye Han Nobuko Ishida Ji Seon Baek Elizabeth Michaels Marilyn Addison Kyung Ok Ji Young-Mi Pak Gum-Hee Kwon Kyung-Hee Choi You-Mi Kim Ji-Eun Jung Ji-Hyun Lee Su-Jung Jung Kun Jung Yang Jeong-Hwa An Mi-Yeun Park Diane Braybrook Cheryl L. 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