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Associate Registered Laboratory Animal Technician

The Associate Registered Laboratory Animal Technician (ARLAT) is comprised of three fascicles. Candidates can choose to write one fascicle per year or if they wish accelerate through the program.

The qualifications and document required to apply:

ARLAT 1
Application Requirement: High School Diploma or equivalent and at least part-time employment at time of application (October 1st) in the laboratory animal science field
Documentation Required by CALAS/ACSAL: High School Diploma  or equivalent documentation  and Résumé
You will be required to submit all relevant certifications, degrees and schools you have attended

ARLAT 2
Application Requirement: Completion of ARLAT 1 no more than 2 years prior (2015 for 2017cycle) and 12 months full-time employment or a minimum of 1500 hours at time of application (October 1st) in the laboratory animal science field. Annually renewed their membership
Documentation Required by CALAS/ACSAL: Résumé
You will be required to submit all relevant certifications, degrees and schools you have attended

ARLAT 3
Application Requirement: Completion of ARLAT 1 &2 no more than 2 years prior (2015 for 2017 cycle) and 24 months full-time employment or a minimum of 3000 hours at time of application (October 1st) in the laboratory animal science field. Annually renewed their membership
Documentation Required by CALAS/ACSAL: Résumé
You will be required to submit all relevant certifications, degrees and schools you have attended

Accelerated 1 & 2
Application Requirement: High School Diploma or equivalent and 12 months full-time employment or a minimum of 1500 hours at time of application (October 1st) in the laboratory animal science field
Documentation Required by CALAS/ACSAL: High School Diploma or equivalent documentation and Résumé
You will be required to submit all relevant certifications, degrees and schools you have attended

Accelerated 2 & 3
Application Requirement: Completion of the ARLAT 1 no more than 2 years prior (2015 for 2017 cycle). High School Diploma or equivalent and 24 months full-time employment or a minimum of 3000 hours at time of application (October 1st) in the laboratory animal science field
Documentation Required by CALAS/ACSAL: High School Diploma  or equivalent documentation  and Résumé
You will be required to submit all relevant certifications, degrees and schools you have attended

Accelerated 1, 2 & 3

Application Requirement: High School Diploma or equivalent and 24 months full-time employment or a minimum of 3000 hours at time of application (October 1st) in the laboratory animal science field
Documentation Required by CALAS/ACSAL: High School Diploma  or equivalent documentation  and Résumé
You will be required to submit all relevant certifications, degrees and schools you have attended

The Exam

The following information is about the exam and the deadlines to ensure you can commit to the time commitment in participating in the CALAS/ACSAL Registry program

ARLAT 1

Proctored written exam

  • 60 single answer multiple choice questions each worth one mark.
  • The total time allotted is TWO (2) hours.
  • Passing mark is 80%

ARLAT 2

Proctored written exam

  • 100 single answer multiple choice questions each worth one mark.
  • The total time allotted is TWO (2) hours.
  • Passing mark is 60%

ARLAT 3

Multiple Choice & Oral/Practical Exam

Multiple Choice Exam

  • 65 single answer multiple choice questions each worth one mark.
  • The total time allotted is 2.5 hours
  • Exam takes place mid-April
  • Passing mark is 65%

Oral/Practical Exam

Only candidates that were successful in the multiple choice take the oral/practical exam

The oral/practical exam takes place in June

  • Passing mark is 60%

 


CALAS/ACSAL National Office: PO Box 20507 - 2901 Sheppard Avenue East Toronto, ON M1T 3V5
Tel.:416-593-0268 | Fax: 416-979-1819 | Email: office@calas-acsal.org