IFBA: International Federation of Biosafety Associations

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Maintaining Certification

Using the IFBA Certification Credential
IFBA’s certificants may use the IFBA Certification logo in their personal business (e.g. business cards, resumes and personal web site) as a way of showing pride in their professional certification. All certificants are required to make claims regarding their certification only with respect to the scope for which it was granted, not to use the certificate in a misleading manner, and to discontinue all claims to certification upon withdrawal of the certification. Certification may be revoked at any time and the applicant may be barred from admission to take future certification examinations if it is established that the information contained in, or supplied in support of, an application for examination is inaccurate in any material respect or if it is established that the applicant engaged in any inappropriate conduct during the examination (such as giving or obtaining unauthorized information or aid). Certificants are also required to abide by the IFBA’s Certification Code of Conduct.
Download a copy of the Code of Conduct here

Recertification
The IFBA’s certifications are valid for a period of 5 years after which the certificants must undergo a recertification process. Documented activities demonstrating continued competence and continued practice must be completed and submitted to the IFBA prior to the certificate expiration date. Failure to do so will result in expiry and revocation of the certification. Recertification cycles begin the day an individual becomes certified and ends on December 31st of the 5th full year following the start of the certificants cycle. The program requires that individuals holding a Level 1 Professional Certification acquire a total of 50 points across the categories defined by the IFBA and earn the minimum required points in each category.

Click here for a copy of the recertification categories and minimum points required for the “Professional Certification in Biorisk Management”
Click here for a copy of the recertification categories and minimum points required for the “Professional Certification in Biological Waste Management”
Click here for a copy of the recertification categories and minimum points required for the “Professional Certification in Biocontainment Facility Design, Operations & Maintenance”
Click here for a copy of the recertification categories and minimum points required for the “Professional Certification in Biosafety Cabinet Selection, Installation and Safe Use”
Click here for a copy of the recertification categories and minimum points required for the “Professional Certification in Biosecurity”

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