Technician Certification

Today, with thousands of animal care technicians being certified, AALAS continues to lead the way in the certification arena with computer-based testing. The AALAS Technician Certification Program provides a framework for learning, a source of self-confidence, and professional recognition for animal technicians.

Your first step is to download the Technician Certification Handbook

It contains everything you need to know about qualification criteria, exam fees, application and testing procedures, and many other topics, and should be retained for use as a reference during the application process.

All levels of the Certification Exams will be offered as a pencil and paper exam this year at National Meeting in Kansas City, MO. The day of the exam is on Sunday October 17th at 8:00 am. No registration for meeting is required because the exams will be offered at the Loews Hotel. Deadline for application submission will be September 1, 2021. When approved, you will receive the admission ticket by email with the hotel room number about 10 days prior to exam date. Contact the  with any questions.

Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT)

Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT)

Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG)

To apply for an exam submit the following application form and supporting documentation (proof of education and verified work experience).

See  the Technician Certification Handbook  for eligibility.