The Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA) program is for individuals whose primary job responsibilities include substantial involvement in and overseeing, administering, or performing the daily activities of an institution’s animal care and use committee (IACUC) program. Individuals involved in IACUC activities who meet the following eligibility requirements are eligible to take the examination:
Qualifying, relevant institutional IACUC experience must represent a commitment to the area of animal subjects protection. Qualifying, relevant experience requires performance of IACUC functions, as listed below, at the institutional level:
Service as an IACUC member, an attending veterinarian, or as an institutional official does not in itself meet the primary eligibility requirements for performance of IACUC administrative functions. Merely interacting with an IACUC office on an occasional, or even routine basis (as is common with research staff/investigators who submit protocols or have their laboratory areas inspected, veterinary/animal care staff participating in facility inspections, or veterinarians conducting
protocol consultation) does not meet the requirements for relevant institutional IACUC experience for the CPIA certification program.
Individuals who have questions about their eligibility should contact the CPIA Council prior to applying to sit for the exam. The CPIA designation is not intended to be used as a means of qualification for IACUC-related employment for applicants who do not have any prior IACUC-related work experience.
For further information, please contact PRIM&R by email or by telephone at 617.423.4112, ext. 0.
2017 Fall Testing PeriodApplication deadline: September 1Exam window: October 16-28
2017 Fall Testing Period
Application deadline: September 1
Exam window: October 16-28
Download the CPIA Handbook.
Phone: 913.895.4600Fax: 913.895.4650Email: firstname.lastname@example.org