||Credit Hours Earned
||Attendance at IACUC administration-related educational programs
||1 per hour attended
||Participation in IACUC administration-related online training and webinars
||1 per hour attended
||Participation as faculty in an IACUC administration-related educational program
||1 per half hour presented
||Service as a site visitor (e.g., AAALAC, OLAW). Please contact [email protected] about how to document your site visit.
||5 per day per site visit*
||Authorship of relevant articles relevant to IACUC administration in peer-reviewed journals (e.g., Publish an article in Comparative Medicine, ILAR Journal, JAALAS, or Lab Animal)
||10 per published article
||First authorship or presenter of relevant posters relevant to IACUC administration presented at a meeting
||5 per poster
||Authorship of opinion articles or articles which are not peer-reviewed in journals and are related to IACUC administration (e.g., Contribute an article to ALN or publish a response in Lab Animal magazine's "Protocol Review" column)
||2 per published article
||Authorship of published book chapters relevant to IACUC administration
||15 per chapter
||Item writing for the CPIA exam
||2 per 5 questions accepted (maximum of 10 credits)
||Attendance at a CPIA exam item review session
||10 per entire session
||Formal college or university courses relevant to laboratory
|15 per 3 credit course completed
||Participation in an IACUC administration-related local or regional networking group***
||1 per 2 hours attended
(maximum of 15 credits)
||Participation in a self-study program, such as PRIM&R's Research Ethics Digest animal care and use quiz
||1 per quiz
* Effective date for site visitor service: January 1, 2015. All site visits conducted prior to January 1, 2015 will be assessed at 10 credit hours per site visit.
** Candidates must provide a copy of the course syllabus; a copy of the transcript proving successful completion of the course; a written explanation of the number of credits for which they are applying; and a written justification for how the course relates to the CPIA Body of Knowledge/Content Outline.
*** Candidates must provide either a certificate of attendance signed by the host/leader of the meeting showing topics and total hours, or a copy of the minutes from the meeting showing attendees, topics and total hours.
For more information on about the CPIA acceptable categories please refer to the recertification guidelines.
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