Biosafety and Biocontainment Training for BSL-3 Laboratory Workers

  • Date:
    Jun 24 2013 to Jun 28 2013
    08:00am to 05:00pm
    Kent State University, Kent, OH

    The National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program and Kent State University are offering a 5 day series of courses in Biosafety and Biocontainment for BSL-3 Laboratory Workers. These courses are designed for biosafety professionals, researchers and laboratorians to enhance individual knowledge and meet the scientific, regulatory, biocontainment, biosafety, and engineering challenges associated with the working in a biocontainment facility. Daily topics will include:

      1. Introduction to microbiology and biosafety

      2. Principles of biosafety and biocontainment

      3. The biological risk assessment process

      4. Laboratory sterilization and disinfection

      5. Emergency planning and response

      6. Laboratory regulations, standards and guidelines

      7. Biocontainment laboratory security

      8. Packaging and shipping 6.2 hazardous materials

      9. Agents of bioterrorism

      10. Hands on sessions using laboratory equipment

    View a detailed schedule and instructor bios and download a printable registration form at

     NBBTP is authorized by IACET to offer 4.0 CEUs. Participants will be required to score a minimum of 70% on each post-course knowledge assessment in order to receive CEUs. Successful completion of the courses is a prerequisite for completion of a Basic Level Certificate in Biosafety and Biocontainment, and for participation in the NBBTP Advanced and Comprehensive Level certificate programs.


    Course Tuition is $1200, or $240/day. Public health laboratory employees may receive a discounted tuition of $400.  NIH and NIAID employees may attend tuition-free. 

    We request registration by June 1, 2013, after which participants will be admitted if space is available.

      1. Course Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m

      2. Lodging at several national chain hotels is available in or near Kent. The Kent State University rate of $74.95/night is available at the Kent Holiday Inn Express Inn & Suites - which is four miles from campus but close to restaurants and downtown Kent. To reserve a room at the Kent State rate, participants must call the hotel directly, at 330-673-9200 and ask for one of the rooms being held in the "BSL Training” block. Room charges will be billed through the University, and we will email information on payment methods for lodging with the course registration confirmation. The hotel rate includes a complimentary breakfast buffet. Shuttle service between campus and the hotel may be available for a fee. The hotel link below also provides directions from the Cleveland and Akron airports.

      3. Transportation, lodging, all meals and incidental expenses are the responsibility of individual participants. Registrants will receive a confirmation including directions and information on transportation to and from campus.