Training And Occupational Health

In accordance with PHS Policy, Florida Tech provides training on animal health and welfare regulations and safety for animal use personnel. The completion of training courses and enrollment in the Research Animal Contact Program are required prior to IACUC approval.

Animal Health & Welfare Regulations Training

Florida Tech provides free online animal health and welfare training through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). Hands-on training is also provided as needed. Create your own profile using Florida Institute of Technology as your organization affiliation.

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Required Training

Course TitleRequired for:Recertification required?
Working with the IACUC PIs Yes, every 3 years
Animal-specific courses (Amphibians, Fish, Mice, Nonhuman Primates, Rats, Reptiles, Wildlife, Zebrafish) PIs, students, staff, volunteers listed on protocols working with the applicable animal group(s) Yes, every 3 years

Research Animal Contact Program

Florida Tech administers the Research Animal Contact Program, which is the occupational health and safety monitoring program for animal use personnel.  Students are required to keep their faculty advisor updated with progress toward completion of all requirements listed on this page.

Steps for enrollment in the Research Animal Contact Program:

  1. Read & abide by the Research Animal Contact Program Handbook (link below)
  2. Submit your completed Health Risk Assessment Questionnaire to Holzer Health Center & request that your Health Risk Assessment be emailed to fiedler@fit.edu
  3. Renew/update your CITI Training every 3 years, and your Health Risk Assessment  every 1 or 3 years depending on Health Center evaluation [OR if your health condition and/or animal exposure changes].
  4. Contact Human Resources (POC: Ms Shannon Zuzek, hr@fit.edu) & Risk/Compliance Management (POC: Ms Christina Lind, compliance@fit.edu) for administrative processing & training, respectively.

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