Training for Wildlife Users

Date Adopted: September 7, 2005

Last Review Date: September 12, 2017


I.  Procedure

A.  All Principal Investigators (PI) pursuing research involving living wild animals
     (wildlife) and all wildlife users under PI supervision are required prior to beginning
     work on an approved Wildlife Animal Use Protocol (AUP) or Laboratory AUP
     involving wildlife to:

1.  Review the online Wildlife Training Presentation and complete the Wildlife
     Handlers Quiz
2.  E-mail the completed quiz to
3.  Fill out an OH&S Risk Assessment form (update if health status changes)
4.  Complete the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) "Wildlife Research"
     course at 
5.  If using amphibians or fish for research, complete the amphibian or fish training
     module on the CITI training web site at 

B.  Users must update their training by completing:
1.  Online Wildlife Training Presentation and quiz update every 3 years
2.  OH&S risk assessment update every 3 years or more often if health status changes
3.  CITI  training modules every 3 years