Laboratory animal resource managers face many challenges, including an increasingly multicultural workforce, rapidly changing technology, and ever-changing regulations and institutional policies. The Certified Manager of Animal Resources (CMAR) program is designed to raise competency and professionalism in the field of laboratory animal resources management.
The benefits of becoming CMAR certified:
- You will be recognized as an industry professional
- Employers often consider certification credentials as a factor in promotions or hiring
- Certification helps managers evaluate strengths and weaknesses
- Employees engaged in certification usually have greater longevity in the profession
- Certification builds confidence and improves performance
The CMAR designation involves a series of four examinations: three exams arranged via an organization called the Institute for Certified Professional Managers (ICPM), and the Animal Resources Exam offered by AALAS. Laboratory Animal Management Association (LAMA) is also a sponsor of the CMAR program and offers the education training for all the exams. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ICPM is offering Administrative Management Society Foundation (AMS Foundation) scholarships for CM certification. Email email@example.com for more information.
In order to maintain their CMAR designation, CMAR recipients will have biannual requirements of a re-certification fee and a specified number of continuing education credits.