FAQs > Use Of Logo and Credentials > What are the guidelines for use of AAEd and the ACARET logo?


The ACARET logo is a trademark and cannot be used without permission. Only ACARET Accredited Educators may use the credentials AAEd to designate, “ACARET Accredited Educator” along with the ACARET logo to promote their national educator accreditation status. Only ACARET Accredited Curriculum can be designated as AARC to signify "curriculum that has met or exceeded the American standardized 300-hour curriculum as estalblished by ACARET".

Use of the ACARET logo on promotional materials must be accompanied by the credentials of AAEd or AARC and the respective wording, ACARET Accredited Reflexology Educator or ACARET Accredited Reflexology Curriculum. All other usage of the ACARET logo must be approved by ACARET.

The above statements may not be used in any promotion or advertisement to imply personal endorsement by ACARET of a particular training course. If such use is reported, ACARET will notify the educator to remove said verbage from all literature and/or advertising.

An example of correct usage of credentials and designation acronymns:
Mary Smith,  AAEd
ACARET Accredited Reflexology Educator

Maray Smith, AAEd, AARC
ACARET Accredited Reflexology Educator
ACARET Accerdited Reflexology Curriculum

Note: ACARET credentials, designations and acronyms do not indicate academic credentialing.  

To maintain the ACARET Nationally Accredited Educator designations of AAEd, AARC, you must renew your accreditation every three (3) years. You must be in current standing status to use the designation acronyms.

Please adhere to the following:
• The ACARET logo may not be altered in any way.
• The ACARET acronym cannot be used alone, unless previously identified to mean American Commission for Accreditation of Reflexology Education and Training.
• An individual educator may not use the ACARET logo with any words which imply you are endorsed, recommended or licensed by ACARET or that your educational program is endorsed by ACARET. 
• The ACARET logo cannot be used in conjunction with or to endorse products.

ACARET Accredited Educators will be given access to download logo images for web and print use. Use of the ACARET logo or other images directly from the website are prohibited without written permission from ACARET.