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ABSA Advanced Biosafety Training Series2018-10-08T15:20:58+00:00

Any new purchases of the modules from October 8th going forward will be sent out after October 29 when we return from conference.

ABSA Advanced Biosafety Training Series

A CBSP Review Course
A self-paced learning opportunity

The Advanced Biosafety Training Series is an intermediate to advanced online offering, designed for those studying for the Certified Biological Safety Professional exam, as well as those biological safety professionals who are interested in advanced training. Each module will cover the essential elements of information, at a level appropriate for someone preparing to take the CBSP exam.


This course is designed for those with an intermediate to advanced understanding of the field of biological safety and those who are studying for the CBSP exam or those biological safety professionals who are interested in advanced training.


Mary Cipriano, CBSP, RBP; Marian Downing, RBP, CBSP; R. Thomas Leonard, CBSP; Michelle McKinney, CBSP; Jeff Owens, CBSP ; Richard Rebar, RBP, CBSP; Chris Thompson, RBP, CBSP


These modules are worth approximately 2.00 to 5.00 P.A.C.E.® contact hours. In order to receive credit, the participant will need to complete the pre- and post- assessments, course evaluation, and self-paced portion. ABSA International is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. These modules have been approved for approximately 0.25 to 0.5 Credentialing Maintenance (CM) points toward RBP/CBSP recertification.


Login information will be sent within 5-business days of purchase.

Module 1

Risk Assessment and Hazard Identification: Infectious Agents, rDNA & Occupational Health Issues

Module 2

Regulatory Aspects Pertinent to Risk Assessment: NIH Guidelines, Select Agents & Animal Biosafety

Module 3

Facility Design & Large Scale Biosafety Issues

Module 4

Disinfection, Decontamination & Sterilization

Module 5

Work Practices, Equipment Biohazards and Personal Protective Equipment

Module 6

Equipment, Biological Safety Cabinets & Bioaerosols

Module 7

Regulatory Aspects, Standards, Guidelines, Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBCs) & Emergency Response


Please contact:
KariAnn DeServi, Director of Education, ABSA Office
(866) 425-1385 (toll free),


ABSA Members: $125
Nonmembers: $225

Purchase all seven (7) modules and receive a 5% discount. The modules are FOR INDIVIDUAL USE ONLY. Access to the module and survey is based on individual email addresses.


  • Access to the module, will expire nine (9) months from date of purchase. An extension of nine (9) additional months can be purchased for $25 prior to the expiration date of the module. The regular course fee will be applicable if after the expiration date.
  • Once the module certificate has been issued, the participant will have thirty (30) days to access the module
  • Participants are encouraged to print out materials prior to completing the module in order to have materials for review post expiration date

These modules are presented in a self-paced/self study format which involves PowerPoint lectures, a pre- and post assessment as well as practice exam-style test questions and reference materials. Each module will take approximately two (2) to four (4) hours to complete, including the pre- and post assessment and evaluation.

There will be a $25 cancellation fee for each module purchased. If the module has been accessed, no refund will be granted.