Quality of the Continuing Education
Similar to the distinction FELASA makes between accredited, accepted and internally approved training, it is proposed to follow the same reasoning in continuing education initiatives and to make a distinction between the following categories when monitoring the training of trial leaders and active participants:
- Officially FELASA accredited courses and training organized by scientific or laboratory animal organizations such as BCLAS, FELASA, ETPLAS, …
An overview of the scientific or laboratory animal organizations that qualify for de facto accreditation of their courses is published here.
- Training courses and activities accredited with a quality label issued by the BCLAS/ VLIR quality assurance committee. The procedure to apply for a accreditation by the BCLAS/ VLIR quality assurance committee is described here.
- Training courses and activities approved by the (training) officer, Animal Welfare Service or ethics committee of the institution.
For trial leaders and active participants, at least 12 of the 24 hours imposed must fall under the first or second category.