Whether it is individual staff training in husbandry or group training in the operation of complete aquatic systems, Charles River Training Services can tailor a program to suit your specific needs. Our training team is dedicated to providing a learning environment for competency-based training. We offer both didactic and hands-on instruction in actual and simulated research environments, as well as synchronous and asynchronous e-learning course design and deployment.
We offer over 85 Core training programs in the following areas:
- Laboratory orientation
- Occupational health and safety
- Vivarium technical skills
- Professional development
- Leadership/Supervisory development
- AALAS certification exam prep
- Animal welfare and enrichment
- Training documentation and record keeping
- Regulatory compliance
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The Charles River Training Center
Located just 20 minutes northwest of Washington, DC, the Charles River Training Center (CRTC) offers instruction for Charles River employees and the research community. The CRTC boasts a full-time training staff, modern multimedia classroom and learning laboratory that provide an immersive and blended learning experience for students. The learning laboratory includes the functional areas common to biomedical research vivariums, and can be adapted to simulate operations and technical procedures in conventional, barrier and containment environments.