Example Continuing Education Activities

Below is a list of activities that count towards the CEU requirement for Registry participation. This list is updated regularly; check this page often for updates.

Formal Education/Personal & Professional Development 

Scientific, professional, or branch meeting/conference1 CEU/ classroom lecture hour
Any in-house or outside course, workshop, wetlab, audio/ visual or hands-on program related to laboratory animal science, management, or veterinary medicine (Topics included but not limited to are lab equipment, regulatory or quality assurance, occupational or environmental health and safety, communications, computer, office equipment, fiscal management, personnel management and labor relations)1 CEU/ classroom lecture hour
Any life sciences or management-related college course1 CEU/ classroom lecture hour
Journal of AALAS Continuing Education Test Questions2 CEUs per issue
Institute for Lab Animal Management (ILAM)32 CEUs/year
AALAS Learning Library course (CEUs are granted upon completion of the course and passing the exam.)CEUs as posted on the ALL
Evaluated by Certification and Registry Board Committee on a case-by-case basis
  • International Formal Education
  • Correspondence or on-line learning courses

Publications, Reports, Presentations & Item Writing

First author of article or book chapter in a refereed publication

10 CEUs per publication

Any other author of article or book chapter in a refereed

5 CEUs per publication

Technical/Management article published in Tech Talk, branch newsletter or similar published product

4 CEUs per publication

Paper or poster presentation at a
meeting/conference (Presented at LAMA, AALAS National, District, Regional or Branch Meeting, ABR local chapter, school presentation or other relevant meeting.)

4 CEUs per program

Referee/Reviewer of journal article or program

2 CEUs per program

Lecturer, workshop leader, or course instructor (AALAS certification or other relevant topic areas)

2 CEUs per lecture hour

Public Outreach (ABR local chapter, school presentation, job fair, not-for-profit organization)

1 CEU/contact hour

Item writing for AALAS certification exams or Journal of AALAS Continuing Education Test

1 CEUs per item submitted

Professional Society Participation

National AALAS officer, trustee, or committee member

6 CEUs per year per position

Officer or committee member of an AALAS Branch, affiliated organization or other related organizations.

4 CEUs per year per position

Program facilitator or moderator