What is the CAC program?

The Certified Aesthetic Consultant™ (CAC) program, sponsored by THE Aesthetic Practice Association™ (TAPA), is the industry's first systematic, comprehensive approach to helping staff members gain core competencies in areas that are critical for practice success.


What is the purpose of CAC certification?

The purpose of the CAC program is for the standardization, delivery and certification of competence for a category of provider called a Certified Aesthetic Consultant (CAC). Drawn from diverse backgrounds, and labeled by varying names, the individual who has mastered the art, science and business of medical aesthetic practice management and patient consultation is a person in high demand.


Who can enroll in the CAC program?

The CAC certification is open to all aesthetic professionals. These include physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, aestheticians as well as front and back office staff.


How do I become certified?

The Certified Aesthetic Consultant™ (CAC) program consists of a full curriculum of online modules, webinars and in-person workshops as well as the CAC exam. The exam may be taken after completing the CAC curriculum. To receive certification you must complete:

  • Online curriculum
  • Self-directed units
  • Pass CAC Exam

CAC program

Progress toward the CAC designation is tracked by THE Aesthetic Practice Association (TAPA) and participants will be able to view their status online. CAC credits can be obtained in several different ways including:

  • CAC online courses
  • Fastrack video course
  • Sponsored online modules
  • Attendance at THE Aesthetic Show™


What are the benefits of certification?

  • Learn how to run a more efficient and profitable practice
  • Enhance your sales and marketing abilities
  • Improve your consultation skills
  • Learn how to deal with patient expectations
  • Better understand treatment modalities
  • Refresh your knowledge of energy based devices and anatomy of the skin
  • Attain a higher standard of credibility with patients, colleagues and employers

CAC program is now available.