Connecting Sponsors with Candidates

Sponsoring a certification candidate is a powerful way for corporations to strengthen local capacity and showcase their commitment to bringing substantial benefits to institutions and communities in which they operate. Corporations who sponsor candidates’ exam fees clearly demonstrate their belief of equal opportunity and that no individual should be deprived of taking the certification examination solely by reason financial limitations. On a global scale, sponsorship fosters the engagement of a network of certified biosafety professionals who exemplify positive attitudes towards managing biological risks and the day-to-day practices which naturally follow.

previous certification sponsorships

Nigeria, sponsored by Germfree

ASEAN Countries, Sponsored by Global Affairs Canada

Argentina, Sponsored by Merrick

How Does Sponsorship Work?

The IFBA partners with corporations and partners who wish to sponsor a candidate’s certification exam or recertification fees. Pairing of sponsors and candidates in a country or region is based on several criteria including:

  • The sponsor’s desire to support an individual in a certain country or region based on their core business
  • A need identified by the IFBA or its Member Biosafety Associations
  • Requests from individual candidates for sponsorship of their exam fees

Payment for candidate exam fees are made directly to the IFBA Secretariat and not to the individual candidate.

If you would like to sponsor a candidate, or be sponsored, please contact the IFBA Secretariat at secretariat@internationalbiosafety.org.