• Certification & Registry Board (CRB) establishes policies and procedures of the Animal Technician Certification Program, including prerequisites for certification of members in levels of Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT), Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT), and Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG), as well as methods of examination administration, and administers the Certification Registry program. To serve on the CRB, a member must be a Registered Laboratory Animal Technologist (RLATG) or hold a doctoral degree.
  • Certified Manager of Animal Resources Committee (CMAR) develops and reviews the Animal Resources Exam, oversees uniform administration of program examinations, and provides policy recommendations to the BOT. CMAR certification is required for all CMAR Committee members.
  • Educational Resources Committee (ERC) writes, edits, evaluates, develops, and updates laboratory animal science educational training materials. This committee offers ample volunteer opportunities as subject matter experts to assist with writing and/or reviewing educational materials, such as training manuals and workbooks. To serve on the ERC, a member must hold one of the following credentials: RLAT-Laboratory Animal Technician, RLATG-Laboratory Animal Technologist, CMAR- Certified Manager of Animal Resources, graduate Veterinary Technician (e.g., CVT, RVT, LVT), master’s or doctoral degree, (e.g., PhD, DVM/VMD). A balance of experiences is desired such as such as educational, technical, clinical, and administrative backgrounds; geographic distribution; and institutional origin (government, academia, industry, etc.).
  • Online Learning Committee (OLC) develops web-based learning opportunities to provide educational resources for AALAS members and the laboratory animal science community. This committee offers ample volunteer opportunities as a subject matter expert to assist with writing and/or reviewing courses for the AALAS Learning Library. To serve on the OLC, a member must hold one of the following credentials: RLAT-Registered Laboratory Animal Technician, RLATG-Registered Laboratory Animal Technologist, CMAR-Certified Manager of Laboratory Animal Resources, graduate Veterinary Technician (e.g., CVT, LVT, RVT), master’s or doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, DVM/VMD). A balance of experiences is desirable such as educational, technical, clinical, and administrative backgrounds and institutional origin (government, academia, industry, etc.).