The purpose of the certification is to improve the quality of animal care and use programs nationwide by promoting ethical practices and advanced knowledge of IACUC administration. The CPIA credential constitutes formal recognition of an IACUC professional’s broad knowledge of IACUC functions and expertise about animal care and use programs.
The CPIA credential...
PRIM&R established the CPIA credential in 2007 in response to member requests for a certification program for IACUC professionals. PRIM&R collaborated with the Professional Testing Corporation of New York to develop and maintain standards of excellence based on a body of knowledge about the ethics and administration of animal care and use programs.
The CPIA credential signals to research institutions, the public, and members of the animal research professions that its holders are highly qualified to discharge their duties pursuant to United States rules and regulations, prevailing ethical codes, and administrative best practices.
The CPIA program is administered under contract with Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP).
The validity of individual test questions is authenticated by certified professionals, while AMP provides professional testing and management services. These services include assistance with test development, administration, scoring and statistical analysis, and processing candidate applications and fees. Questions regarding examination administration or testing centers may be directed to AMP by telephone (888.519.9901) or by email.
2017 Spring Testing PeriodApplication deadline: March 3Exam window: April 14-26
2017 Spring Testing Period
Application deadline: March 3
Exam window: April 14-26
Download the CPIA Handbook.
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