About the Program

Ensuring that individuals who handle biological materials have demonstrated competencies the safe and secure handling of biological materials is an essential component of the overall effort of reducing biosafety and biosecurity risks. The IFBA’s certification program is the only internationally recognized program to certify the competency of individuals in biorisk management and a variety of related technical disciplines. The program is structured in compliance with the policies and procedures of ISO/IEC 17024: 2012 Conformity assessment – General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons.

Examinations are delivered to candidates worldwide in the following disciplines:

  • Biorisk Management (Pre-requisite certification for all others); online exams are offered in English; paper-based exams are offered in English, French, Spanish, Arabic & Russian
  • Biological Waste Management; online exams are offered in English; paper-based exams are offered in English, French, & Arabic
  • Biocontainment Facility Design, Operations & Maintenance; online exams are offered in English; Biosafety Cabinet Selection, Installation and Safe Use; online exams are offered in English; paper-based exams are offered in English, French, & Arabic
  • Biosecurity; online exams are offered in English; paper-based exams are offered in English, French, & Arabic

The Candidate Handbook contains information on the IFBA’s professional certification process and assists candidates in preparing for the examination and maintaining their certification.

Certifications are offered worldwide and the IFBA does not discriminate among applicants as to age, gender, race, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or disability.

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Apply & Prepare for an Exam

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Take an Exam

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Maintain your Certification

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