Biosafety Training

Who’s required to complete biological safety training?

All researchers that will work with microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses), human cell lines, transgenic animals, preserved and unpreserved animal and human specimens, human cadavers, nanotechnology using biological materials, or human gene transfer studies are required to complete biological safety training at UWM.

Biosafety Training Form

Biosafety Training Request Form

This form is for faculty, students, and staff to request biosafety training or other specialized training offered by the Biosafety Program.
  • Please provide a phone number that you can be easily reached at.
  • Please provide your UWM E-mail address. No outside addresses will be accepted.
  • If you selected biosafety training, please pick a date from the dropdown menu. If the date is not available, then the session is full. All training sessions are held in Engelmann Hall 242/248 unless otherwise noted. All training sessions will be held in ENG 242/ 248 unless otherwise noted.

Additional Training

Recombinant DNA or synthetic nucleic acids

Prior to commencing work, please review the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules (April 2019) and complete your NIH Guidelines training through CITI Program.

Bloodborne Pathogens

Researchers may complete Bloodborne Pathogens Training through CITI Program. Visit the UWM Bloodborne Pathogen Page for more information.

Animal Biosafety

All personnel working with vertebrate animals and biohazards must complete the online course through CITI program in addition to biosafety training.

Shipping and Transport of Regulated Biological Materials

If you plan on shipping live organisms, we have online CITI Program training available for you to ensure you comply with all federal and international shipping and transport regulations.

Laboratory Safety/ Chemical Hygiene

All researchers in all labs at UWM must take this training, offered through EHS & Risk Management. Interested parties can sign up by sending an email to

Radiation Safety

Visit the Radiation Safety Training Page for more information.

Respiratory Protection Program

Visit the Respiratory Protection Page for more information.