Training Programs

For Principal Investigators, Staff, and Students

There is an animal care and use training course required for all Principal Investigators, their staff and students working in laboratory animal facilities and/or handling animals or animal tissues for the purpose of a teaching or research protocol at the University of Southern California.
Animal orders will be held by the DAR until training of all personnel associated with an IACUC protocol is completed.


Annual Refresher Training

In addition to the initial training course, the IACUC requires that each investigator offer an annual refresher course on animal care and use at USC to their laboratory staff on an annual basis. A Refresher Topic Checklist is available for the purpose of this refresher training. A DAR veterinarian is also available on request to perform this training instead of the investigator. Please inquire about a powerpint presentation as a guide for this training if needed.

For Laboratory Animal Technicians

  • Quick Links

  • Department of Animal Resources

    Center for Health Professions 234
    Health Sciences Campus
    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, California 90033-9004

    Main Phone: (323) 442-1689
    Main Fax: (323) 442-2768