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IFBA Launches 3 new Professional Certifications - Biosecurity, Biocontainment Facilities and Biosafety Cabinets

The IFBA is pleased to announce the launch of three new Professional Certifications:

• Professional Certification (PC) in “Biosecurity” 
• Professional Certification (PC) in “Biocontainment Facility Design, Operations & Maintenance”
• Professional Certification (PC) in “Biosafety Cabinet Selection, Installation & Safe Use”

Please note that candidates applying for these new certifications must first successfully complete the pre-requisite PC in Biorisk Management before they are eligible for examination. For information on the exam content, study materials and sample questions, click here. This is an exciting opportunity for our members to advance their careers and achieve international recognition among colleagues.

A special thank you to the members of our technical committees and Assessment Systems for their hard work in developing the new certifications, and, to the Cooperative Biological Engagement Program and Sandia for their generous funding support.

The new Professional Certifications in details:

• Professional Certification (PC) in “Biosecurity” which identifies individuals with demonstrated competencies in the fundamental principles & practices of working securely with biological materials and sensitive scientific information in a laboratory, healthcare facility, field response to a disease outbreak and other environments where biological materials are handled.
• Professional Certification (PC) in “Biocontainment Facility Design, Operations & Maintenance”which identifies individuals with demonstrated competencies in the fundamental principles & practices of biocontainment design, construction, commissioning,validation, certification and facility operations and maintenance.
• Professional Certification (PC) in “Biosafety Cabinet Selection, Installation & Safe Use” which identifies individuals with demonstrated competencies in the fundamental principles & practices of selecting and safely using biosafety cabinets for the handling of infectious materials.

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