Part 2: Species and Procedure/Technique Training

Species and procedure/technique specific training is required for all personnel who handle animals in any way. Part 2 animal user training modules are offered by the animal services units. Please contact the appropriate unit to arrange training. 

Research Area Animal Handling Courses Method of Registration
Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Sciences Handling and care of dairy cattle, poultry, swine and sheep plus specialized technique/procedure training, eg. swine anesthesia Complete the IAUTP Part 2: Species Specific Training form for Livestock and forward to the facility, as per instructions on the form.
Health Sciences Handling and care of mouse, rat, guinea pig, hamster, Peking duck, cat and dog plus specialized technique/procedure training Email HSLAS ( for training forms and registration details. Phone: 780.492.3040.
Biological Sciences, Psychology & Wildlife Handling and care of songbird, pigeon, fish, xenopus and zebrafish plus specialized technique/procedure training Email SASS ( for training forms and registration details. Phone: 780.492.5358.
Ray Rajotte Surgical-Medical Research Institute

Aseptic Techniques;
Surgical Techniques

Contact RRSMRI for registration procedures and details.

Once an individual successfully completes Part 2 Training, the training record is updated in the ARISE system so that the ACUC can verify that study personnel are qualified to conduct the proposed work.

Training Equivalencies

Staff and students who are new to the University may submit evidence of animal user training completed elsewhere (or comparable experience) and request that it be accepted as equivalent training. Please provide copies of training certificates to the animal services unit supporting your protocol for review.

Other Part 2 Training

General basic training for routinely-used species is managed by the facility; where the training exists through the animal service unit, it must be taken from the facility. However, under certain circumstances, often involving a unique species or procedures developed by a researcher, the Principal Investigator may be recognized as the expert who will provide the training to others when required. In these cases, an Evidence of Part 2 Training to Meet CCAC Guidelines form should be submitted to the Research Ethics Office. Note: the facility veterinarian will be required to verify the training in circumstances where the PI has not previously been approved as a trainer for a particular procedure.