CPIA Demographics

The CPIA program was created in 2007 to provide a formal recognition of an IACUC professional's broad knowledge of IACUC functions and expertise about animal care and use programs. 594 individuals have become certified since the inception of the program.

Growth of program: 2007-2017

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Education

The most common degree obtained by CPIAs is a Bachelor’s degree, followed by a Master’s degree.

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Experience

At the time they sat for the exam, most CPIAs had at least five years of experience.

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Primary Role

In order to be eligible to sit for the exam, candidates must have at least two years of experience with IACUC job functions. At the time they sat for the exam, most CPIAs were IACUC administrators, managers, or staff members. However, many also served in other capacities.

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Employer

59% of CPIAs worked in academia at the time they sat for the exam; 12% worked in biotech/industry, and 7% for the government.

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IACUC Office Size

At the time they sat for the exam, 53% of CPIAs worked in IACUC offices with less than three full-time equivalent staff members.

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PRIM&R Membership Status

More than half of CPIAs were PRIM&R members at the time they sat for the exam.

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Personal Demographics

Exam candidates have the option to answer a series of demographic questions. Of those who shared this information, most were 30-50 years old, female, and white.

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