Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Core Training Courses



Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee(IACUC) Core Training Courses offer foundational training in ethics and compliance in research with nonhuman animals. Essential for anyone working in oversight of research with animals, IACUC Fundamentals and Essentials of IACUC Administration, are presented live in a convenient format for remote learning.

Participants are welcome to attend one or both courses. 
Course attendees will also have access to an exclusive platform on the PRIM&R Online Community for additional discussion and networking. 

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance that documents up to 6 continuing education credit hours for their attendance at this workshop. Certificates of attendance are useful for obtaining CE credits from professional associations. Each association's guidelines for accepting CE credit hours (in-person or virtual) may differ. Please consult the appropriate association representative for information on if, and how many, CE credits from this PRIM&R course may be used.

Course participants who hold the Certified Professional in IACUC Administration (CPIA®) credential may apply 4 continuing education credits towards CPIA® recertification credit for each course in the IACUC Core Training. Learn More 


Each course will be presented as two 3-hour sessions during consecutive weeks, and with one supplementary Learning Lab to provide additional opportunities for attendees and speakers to discuss, interact, and network. 

Course 1: IACUC Fundamentals

Course 1: IACUC Fundamentals

Wednesdays, July 31 and August 7, 2024
1:00–3:00 PM ET
Learning Lab: Friday, August 2, 2024
1:00–2:00 PM ET

This introductory-level course is for anyone looking for a solid foundation in the oversight of animal research, including:

  • History of animal welfare regulations and oversight and accrediting bodies;
  • Roles and responsibilities of the IACUC and staff members;
  • Training IACUC staff, IACUC members, and research staff; protocol review;
  • Post-approval;
  • How to work with others outside of the IACUC.


Course 2: Essentials of IACUC Administration

Course 2: Essentials of IACUC Administration

Wednesdays, August 14 and August 21, 2024
1:00–3:00 PM ET
Learning Lab: Friday, August 21, 2024
1:00–2:00 PM ET

This program is ideal for animal care and use program personnel who are familiar with basic IACUC functions, as well as more experienced IACUC administrators and staff.
Topics covered include:

  • Key components of an IACUC program;
  •  Responsibilities of IACUC administrators;
  • Strategies for creating and maintaining a culture of compliance;
  • Best practices to ensure that IACUC administrators and their staff provide the support necessary to develop and continually strengthen both the IACUC and the broader animal care and use program.

Presenter: Jennifer A. Klahn, MA, CPIA

Director, Research Safety and Animal Welfare Administration; Institutional Contact for Dual Use Research, Office of Research Administration, University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA