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AALAS classes announced for Animal Research Technicians and Agriculture Supervisors

Research Animal Resources Center (RARC) will once again be holding AALAS classroom training for the ALAT (Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician) level. Class will begin on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 and continue each Tuesday for 14 weeks, ending on April 28, 2009. Classes will be held from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the RARC Training Room, 185 Enzyme Institute, 1710 University Avenue.

Animal Research Technicians and Agriculture Supervisors who are employed within the University of Wisconsin-Madison are encouraged to complete the AALAS certification offered through RARC.  Authorization from your supervisor is required to participate in either the classroom or self-study format. Upon successful completion of the course and examination you will be eligible for an add-on of $1.00 per hour for AALAS certification. If you have already passed the examination please make sure a copy of your certificate is on file with CALS Human Resources.

Prerequisites:
New Animal User Online Certification or 3-Year Animal User Online Certification

Description: Attaining AALAS (American Association for Laboratory Animal Science) certification reflects the highest standard of professionalism in the field of laboratory animal care. This certification affirms your exposure to a wide variety of subjects, including animal husbandry, facility management and administration, as well as animal health and welfare.

Registration for the classroom may be found on the RARC website: http://www.rarc.wisc.edu
Click on Training, go to Classes, then click on AALAS and AALAS Classroom.

Employees may opt to self-study for the certification exam and will receive the training manual and workbook free of charge.

Feel free to email trainer@rarc.wisc.edu for more information.

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