Are you thinking about certification? If not, why not? Certification is a goal that allows a technician to easily display the knowledge about the field that they've gained. AALAS Certification proves that you have the will to reach a goal and helps provide job mobility to technicians looking to further their careers. In general, a certified technician is going to be considered over non certified technicians for jobs and promotions.
SEAALAS recognizes technicians who achieve certification within the past year at the annual awards banquet, but the real recognition is in how much farther a certification will take you. Certifications can get you raises or bonuses in some institutions, and may be required for moving up in others.
Many of our SEAALAS institutions will not only pay for your certification exam, they will also provide you access to the AALAS learning library, which is one of the best tools for preparing for any of the certification exams. If you have access and haven't logged on, what are you waiting for? The ALL provides you a very similar experience, in that the exams on the ALL are all electronic multiple choice. The questions are also the most up to date material.
Certifications available to technicians include:
Hey SEAALAS Techs!
How many of you are on social media? While SEAALAS doesn’t have a social media presence, there are a number of other organizations that do! Some of the organizations you might want to add to your facebook feed are listed below.
Homes for Animal Heroes
Homes for Animal Heroes (HAH) is a national program dedicated to rehoming retired research animals, mainly dogs, and sharing the facts about the critical role animals in research play in curing disease. HAH is building a network of dog experts that can effectively work with research institutions to rehome retired research dogs in every state across the country, one location at a time. Our goal is to permanently rehome these animal heroes into loving homes through a comprehensive foster-based program.
Understanding Animal Research
This page regularly shares a weekly roundup of animal based research results called “This week in animal research” The features have pictures and link to the Understanding Animal Research page that links to each of the six studies featured. It’s easy to share these to your own feed to help your FB friends know what discoveries animal research has lead to.
The Foundation for Biomedical Research
This is the facebook page for the well known advocacy group. They regularly share items related to animal research that can help keep you in the know about what’s happening in biomedical research.
P.S. The bresearch.org page has quick share buttons on every feature, allowing you to share their features to any of your various social media platforms!
Our parent organization is on facebook! Their page feed has news about deadlines and changes going on at AALAS and occasional features on services and products AALAS offers.
The AALAS Foundation
The AALAS Foundation is very active on facebook, hosting part of the Share that you Care campaign on facebook and regularly posting updates on ways to work on outreach.