Course List

Course I. Biosafety Level 2
Theory and Practicum

Audience: All laboratorians entering or working in a BSL2 facility with active projects.

Trainer/student ratio: 1:2.

Course II: Biosafety Level 3
Course III: Biosafety Level 4
Theory and Practicum

Audience: All laboratorians entering or working in a BSL2 facility with active projects.

Pre-requisites: All laboratorians entering or working at a BSL3/BSL4 facility with active projects. Laboratorians must have solid BSL2/BSL3 techniques and practices. Note: If during the BSL3/BSL4 assessment phase a trainee does not meet the minimum skills and knowledge for the requested training level, the evaluators/trainers reserve the right to reassess the level of training requested. The PI and/or supervisor will be contacted immediately and a plan of action will be discussed.

Trainer/student ratio: 1:1.

Course IV Biosafety Level 2
Course V. Biosafety Level 3
Theory

Biosafety theory is designed for the experienced laboratorians who are familiar with the facilities and practices at BSL2/BSL3 but have never received formal Biosafety training or wish to be refreshed on the material. The material presented will pertain to the Biosafety level of the facilities and the related practices.

Specialized classes

Specialized classes are available and include: training for the biosafety professional, topic specific teaching, on-site training, group training, train the trainer classes, training initial core staff to operate in a new facility, advice on setting up new facilities or improving existing facility management and biosafety. The four day BSL3 LBTP designed for Biosafety Professionals has been approved for 4 Certification Maintenance credits for Certified Biological Safety Professionals (CBSPs).

Note: Training may be conducted on or off site.