Introduction to Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees

Introduction to Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees. This 6-week course covers all the basics for a new community member. It is also good adjunct training for new IACUC adminstrators or members who have not yet had the chance to take IACUC 101 or a similar course.

How does our on-line training program work?

The program consists of six lessons, one each week for six weeks. You can complete the lesson and its associated exercise at any time during the week. The instructor will have on-line office hours/chat sessions once each week: you’ll receive the schedule upon registration. Successful completion of each weekly module is required before you can progress to the next module. When you successfully finish all six lessons, you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Next session begins Friday October 28th.  Course cost is $225 for Members and $275 for Non-Members.

Course participants who hold the Certified Professional in IACUC Administration (CPIA®) credential may apply 6.0 continuing education credits towards CPIA recertification category two credit. Learn More

Questions? Call 978-251-1556 or email

Course Content

Lessons Status

CHAPTER ONE: Introduction


CHAPTER TWO: Laws, Regulations & Policies Impacting Animal Research


CHAPTER THREE: A Brief History of Animals and Ethics in Research


CHAPTER FOUR: The Animal Care & Use Program / IACUC Form, Function & Interaction




CHAPTER SIX: Semiannual Program Review and Facilities Inspection