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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 wildlife species in the field.


The following will enable you meet the initial training requirement:

  • Attending the half-day course “Introduction to the Care and Use of Wildlife ”
    This will be followed by a written test. Individuals who successfully pass this test will be provided with a certificate number.


Certificates from other 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 mandatory practical training requirement for all personnel involved in animal handling or experimental manipulations.  This training must be documented and must be completed before participating in the animal research protocol.  Practical training required will be dependent upon the procedures approved in individual Animal Use Protocols.