Course Catalog

Biological Safety Officer Course 2022 - University of Texas Operations Center Building Houston , Texas

09/28/2022 - 09/30/2022

About the Course

The Biosafety Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratory (6th Edition, June 2020) and the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant and Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules are the foundations of this course.

Our goal is to teach you the fundamentals of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling biological hazards in the workplace. This course will go over the essential skills required of a Biological Safety Officer.

While the concepts covered in this course are fundamental to any biological safety program, it is intended for those who are new or experienced in the field. Furthermore, our instructors teach this course using an enjoyable combination of well-structured lectures, descriptive examples, and hands-on exercises.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for individuals working in the following settings:
Research Labs
Health Departments
Emergency Response Agencies (private, local, state or national level)
Infection  Prevention and Control
Reference Labs
Infectious Substances Shipments or Transportation
Biohazard Risk Management 
Animal Research Labs
This is a sample agenda

Day 1

History of Biological Safety
Microbiology Review
Biological Safety Basics
OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens
Hand-washing Guidelines and Practical Exercises
Emerging Technologies (could cover stem cells, viral vectors, CRISPR)
Review of the NIH Guidelines & Institutional Biosafety Committees
Lab Techniques & Recombinant DNA/Synthethic Nucleic Acids
Personal Protective Equipment

Day 2

Containment Equipment
Biological Safety Cabinet Certification Demonstration
Worker Training Program
Handling and Disposing of Infectious Waste
Disinfection, Decontamination, and Sterilization
Bio-aerosols, Mold, and IAQ
Occupational Health
Shipping Infectious Substances

Day 3

Biosafety and Animal Research Labs
Biological Terrorism, Select Agents, and Toxins
Dual Use Research of Concern
Public Health Preparedness—Infectious Diseases
Respiratory Fit Testing Program
Health and Safety Metrics
Professional Development
Biosafety Program Management
Biosafety Certification Exam Information
Global Health Security

Registration Refund and Course Cancellation Policy

To cancel your registration, send an e-mail to To refund your registration, we must receive your cancellation e-mail no later than 10 business days prior to the course start date. We will deduct a $50 administrative fee from the refunded amount. Cancellations received after the refund deadline will not be processed. If you paid your registration via check, provide the check number in your e-mail.

P2R Academy reserves the right to cancel a course no later than 10 business days prior to the course start date. If we cancel a course, we will notify you via the e-mail address provided on your registration form. Our liability for cancelled events is limited to the registration fee paid per course.


Training provided by P2R Academy is supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) .

Location: University of Texas Operations Center Building 1851 Crosspoint Avenue Houston , Texas 77054
Registration rates:
Early Bird Rate(s) Open 07/18/2022 to 08/12/2022
Early Registration : $600.00
Standard Registration Open 08/13/2022 to 09/23/2022
Regular Registration : $650.00
Late Registration Rate(s) Open 09/24/2022 to 09/28/2022
Late Registration : $700.00
Available Seats: 0