Certification

Certification Exams

The CALAS/ACSAL Certifications Committee, through the examination process, enables technicians working in a variety of laboratory animal settings opportunity to become registered with a national standard at one or more of the following levels of registration:


ARLAT: Associate Registered Laboratory Animal Technician

This level is for those working in a laboratory animal setting who do not have an animal science related education but would like to develop this knowledge.

Find out more about the ARLAT Exam Process.


RLAT: Registered Laboratory Animal Technician

This level is for those who hold a diploma from a CALAS/ACSAL approved program in the study of Animal Health/Veterinary Technology or a university degree in an animal science /life science related field of study.

Find out more about the RLAT Exam Process.


Provisional/RLAT Exam

The provisional exam is for candidates that are students in their last year of college, have graduated from college or have completed a related university degree. They take the written exam only and once they have enough hours in the field, they can apply to take the oral exam and achieve their RLAT.

Find out more about the Provisional/RLAT Oral Exam.


RMLAT: Registered Master Laboratory Animal Technician

This level is for those who have a minimum 5 years laboratory animal experience post RLAT certification. The RMLAT is aimed at the supervisory and management level.

Find out more about the RMLAT Exam Process.