In Person Courses


Updated: June 11, 2020


Due to precautionary measures being taken at the UW, in-person training courses will be resuming in a limited capacity with changes.

  • Moving forward, hands-on training, facility orientations, and surgery courses will be personalized one-on-one sessions. Sessions will be limited in availability, and we appreciate your flexibility and patience.
  • Lab-managed care and records courses will continue in a remote capacity until further notice.
  • The registration form has been divided into 3 separate forms to provide efficiency and tailor the training experience for the hands-on courses, the facility orientations, and the surgery training.
  • If you are brand new to rodent handling, your lab must have a plan to provide you with the additional training/competency needed while keeping in mind the reduced occupancy requirements in animal housing and procedure rooms. If you are unable to get this additional training, your AUTS training request should be deferred.

Previously scheduled/registered waitlisted individuals will be contacted to discuss options.

New registrants must fill out the updated registration forms and submit them to AUTS at The AUTS program will respond to scheduling requests in 1-2 business days.

New Safety Measures/Requirements:

  • All UW employees and students coming on campus must complete the daily attestation for COVID-19 in Workday. Non-UW personnel will be asked to complete a paper-form attestation.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are now a requirement and will be provided to trainees at no cost. PPE includes a face shield, a surgical mask, a lab coat, and gloves.
  • Respect and maintain proper hygiene and the 6-foot distance rule.
  • The AUTS instructors will be implementing additional disinfecting practices on surfaces and spaces before and after training sessions.

If you have any questions, please contact the AUTS program at