Animal Care Program Training

Training Manual


Documentation Forms

Animal Users/Handlers

  • Orientation with Veterinarian/Lab Manager
  • Pass certification exam
  • Bio-methodology training
  • ARC facilities training if appropriate
  • Hands-on training if appropriate
  • Documentation of proficiency in PI training log
  • Annual continuing education

Continuing Education Requirements for 2021

In order to meet training requirements from the NRC, OLAW, and the “Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (8th ed.)”, all animal users listed on protocols (including students and staff) will need to complete annual continuing education for 2021 by March 15, 2021. To complete these requirements, please review and/or submit the forms in the steps followed:

1. Participate in annual continuing education by choosing any of the recommended topics from the IACUC-approved list here.
Then, complete the IACUC Continuing Education Submission Form, where you will indicate the topic you chose and when it was completed.

2. Review and complete the Occupational Health and Safety Refresher Training 2021, where you will be also be required to accept or decline renewed participation of your occupational health risk assessment.

Requirements for Completion of Animal Care Certification

Meet with Vet/Lab Manager to review training manual and complete Occupational Health Risk AssessmentComplete Animal Care ExamReceive confirmation letter for completion of Occupational Health Risk AssessmentView Bio-Methodology VideoARC Facilities TourHands on Training for Rodent UsersComplete CITI Training module
Mouse Users at UWM facilitiesxxxxxx
Rat Users at UWM facilitiesxxxxxx
Zebrafish Usersxxxx
Fish Usersxxxx
Amphibian Usersxxxx
Field Studies with mammals/fish/birdsxxxx
New IACUC Membersxxxx

Visitors who will handle animals

Visitors who will not handle animals (or will work under direct supervision of a certified animal user)

  • If here for greater than 30 days, the training is the same as listed above for visitors who will handle animals

Students who come into contact with animals as part of instructional activities

Non-UWM Personnel who teach field courses or conduct observational field studies on UWM property

IACUC Members

Surgery Training

Transgenic and Quarantine Room Training