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Technician Certification

technician certification

The AALAS Technician Certification Program sets professional standards for the advancement of laboratory animal science. This program was developed to recognize professional achievement and provide an authoritative endorsement of a technician’s level of knowledge in laboratory animal technology. 

AALAS certifies technicians at three levels:

  • Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT)
  • Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT)
  • Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG)

The technician certification designations of ALAT, LAT, and LATG are well known and widely used throughout the varied fields of laboratory animal care. In fact, these certifications have come to be a common requirement for a lab animal care position. 

Management Certification


Laboratory animal resource managers face many challenges, including an increasingly multicultural workforce, rapidly changing technology, and ever-changing regulations and institutional policies. Managers who can consistently and effectively meet these challenges are in great demand. The Certified Manager of Animal Resources (CMAR) program is designed to raise competency and professionalism in the field of laboratory animal resources management.