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Call for Nominations - IFBA Board of Directors

The International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA) is currently soliciting nominations from its national and regional Member Biosafety Associations for positions on the IFBA Board of Directors. The IFBA needs a skillful and diverse Board to continue our strategic direction and increase our impact in support of our mission. The new Board positions will become available in April 2017 and will continue for a term of 2 years. Please note that the IFBA’s Board may also include Observers who will act as ex-officio members from health or security organizations, institutions, governments or other interested groups. Candidates for observers to the board are also being solicited at this time.

In accordance with the IFBA’s By-Laws, the IFBA’s Board of Directors is elected by the Members through a nomination process that focuses on a slate of qualified candidates reflecting the most desirable mix of capabilities supporting the organization’s direction (Appendix 1 – Competency Guidelines for the IFBA’s Board Composition). From the pool of proposed candidates, the IFBA Board Nominating Committee will assess the prospect’s interest and qualifications against the board’s needed competencies, and present the proposed “slate” to the Members for their final approval. This process will provide the IFBA with a Board that is selected to meet current challenges and to ensure that the Board has the experience and knowledge to address the changing environment.

Nominations should be submitted to the IFBA Secretariat at the address below using the attached nomination form. Please indicate whether or not the nomination is for the position of Board member or observer. All nominees must agree to stand as a candidate to the IFBA Board of Directors before submission of the application.

The closing date for nominations is April 14, 2017.

International Federation of Biosafety Associations Secretariat:
170 Laurier Ave. W. Suite 605
Ottawa, ON
K1P 5V5
Phone: (613) 404-1356
Fax: (613) 231-3970
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IFBA Professional Certification Exam Session in collaboration with AMEXBIO

The IFBA is pleased to collaborate with AMEXBIO in the delivery of the IFBA’s Professional Certifications during their upcoming June International Symposium on Biosafety and Biosecurity. The exam session will be held on June 8th at Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico. For further details on the event click here.

In addition to offering the Professional Certification in Biorisk Management in the English or Spanish language, we will also be offering the new IFBA Professional Certifications in Biosecurity, Biocontainment Facilities, Biosafety Cabinets and Biological Waste Management. Only those individuals who have successfully completed the pre-requisite Biorisk Management certification are eligible for these new certifications (please note that these new certifications are not yet available in the Spanish language). For information on the exam content, study materials and sample questions, click here

All applications must be processed through the on-line Certifior system at https://ifba.certifior.com. These instructions will guide individuals through the application process. For further details and enquiries on this session please contact the IFBA Secretariat by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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To request an account, Please contact: secretariat@internationalbiosafety.org

International Federation of Biosafety Associations Secretariat
170 Laurier Ave. W. Suite 605
Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1P 5V5

Phone: (613) 404-1356, Fax: (613) 231-3970