Lab Animals & Lab Birds
The CCAC requires mandatory animal care training for everyone using animals in research, teaching and testing. These training requirements are directed towards personnel using laboratory mammals and birds.
Certification can be attained through one of the following options:
- Attending the half-day course “Introduction to Laboratory Animal Care” presented three times a year (January, May and September)
This will be followed by a written test. Individuals who successfully pass this test will be provided with a certificate number.
- Reading the CCAC’s Core Stream AND Animals Housed in Vivaria Stream modules, and challenging the test through the University Veterinarian’s Office.
- Contact us 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.
As well as receiving a certification number, there is a mandatory 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.