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The CCAC requires mandatory animal care training for everyone using animals in research, teaching and testing. These training requirements are directed towards personnel using fish.


The following will enable you meet the training requirements:

  • Reviewing the course “Introduction to the Care and Use of Fish” which is available as a CD that can be borrowed through the University Veterinarian’s office.
    • Contact UCLA@dal.ca to obtain the CD.
    • After reviewing the information, contact the University Veterinarian’s office again to schedule the test.
    • Individuals who successfully pass this test will be provided with a certificate number.

Certificates from other Canadian universities

Individuals with a valid certificate from other Canadian Universities should contact us for further information.

Practical training

As well as receiving a certification number, there is a practical training requirement for all personnel involved in animal handling or experimental manipulations. This training must be completed and documented before participating in any animal research protocol. Practical training requirements will be dependent upon the procedures approved in individual Animal Use Protocols.