COVID-19 Update:

AALAS is processing certification applications at this time.

We ask that you check the Prometric website for details about testing centers in your area. Check the website frequently if you are looking to schedule an appointment. All appointments will book on a first come, first serve basis.

Please be advised, a number of government guidelines and regional mandates are beginning to require candidates to present PROOF OF VACCINATION at check-in in order to test. We are advising all candidates to bring the documentation provided to them by their medical provider at the time of vaccination. Prometric will continue to comply with regional and local/government guidance and mandates.

By Monday, September 27, 2021, Prometric will update the current Site Status page at The page moving forward will be titled “Sites Requiring Proof of Vaccination”. That page will maintain a list of test sites globally that require proof of vaccination in order to test. Please check this page prior to arriving at your chosen testing center to avoid any issues when checking in for your exam.

AALAS has added Prometric ProProctor as an online proctoring solution for scheduling your exam. This system offers a greater choice on where to test, when to test and how to test. Click here for the Pro User Guide and here for the ProProctor Candidate FAQ page on

Have additional questions, please contact Kathy at

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. 

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