The Management Training Manual is a custom textbook designed for the professional managers, wanting to further their career and obtain the CMAR certification. This textbook covers general business and management information. AALAS offers the management module testing for CMAR certification. The manual is designed to be the reference for the  Management 1 (M1) and Management 2 (M2) exams to be offered as part of the CMAR certification in conjunction with the current AR (Animal Resource) exam. The M1 & M2 exams are available for testing currently as pencil and paper format or online with an approved proctor. For those managers who are planning on obtaining their CMAR certification or have already applied for the AR exam, purchase your  manual now to start preparation for your exams. We will still accept the ICPM CMs as part of the CMAR certification.

CMAR training manual

Price List: $275.00  Member Price: $225.00

Overview of the General Management Exams: Management 1 (M1) and Management 2 (M2)

M1 - Modern- Day Managers - Key Skills: Leading, Organizing, and Controlling

  • Leading Within and For the Organization (35%)
  • Organizing and Getting the Best Out of Individuals (30%)
  • Controlling Internal and External Forces (35%)

M2 - Management Challenges - Organizational Structure, Human Resources, and Financial Foundations

  • Organizational Structure considerations (30%
  • Human Resources Essentials (25%)
  • Financial Foundations (45%)

Each exam is composed of 150 multiple choice questions in three categories:

  • Knowledge-based
  • Analytical
  • Reflective thinking

Sample study questions for the M1 & M2 Exams

Overview of the Animal Resources Exam

The Animal Resources Exam measures the candidate's knowledge of and skills in resource allocation, management, regulations and compliance, and issues relating to the laboratory animal field. The exam tests your knowledge and competence in the following topic areas:

  • Optimizing Facility Resources (20%)
  • Managing Fiscal Resources (10%)
  • Achieving Regulatory Compliance (20%)
  • Managing Animal Welfare (30)%
  • Assuring Public Trust (10%)
  • Managing Personnel (10%)

The exam is composed of 150 multiple choice questions in three categories:

  • Knowledge- based
  • Analytical thinking
  • Decision -making

How to Apply for the AR and M1 & M2 Exams

Complete and submit the application form  along with all requested documentation and fees. After receiving and processing the application and appropriate fees, the AALAS office will notify applicants of eligibility status via e-mail. All education and work experience eligibility requirements must be met to qualify to take the AALAS CMAR Exams. Exams are available for online testing as well as the pencil and paper format.

Certified Manager Exams (ICPM)

An application may be downloaded from the ICPM web site, or you may contact them by e-mail or phone (540-568-3247).

Financial Assistance

If you are in need of financial assistance for the CMAR program, check out these opportunities:

Administrative Management Society scholarships
LAMA Foundation scholarships

CMAR Certification

CMAR certification will not be conferred on an individual until all required exams are taken and passed.

  • If you have your MBA (Master of Business Administration), you will only have to take and pass the Animal Resource Exam.