In Person Courses


Updated: August 31, 2020


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

  • Sessions will be limited in availability, and we appreciate your flexibility and patience.
  • Rodent hands-on and surgery trainings can accommodate 2 attendees per session.
  • Facility orientations and other species hands-on trainings can accommodate only 1 attendee per session.
  • Lab-managed care and records courses will continue in a remote capacity via Zoom until further notice.
  • New registrants must fill out the updated registration forms and submit them to AUTS at There are now 4 separate forms to provide efficiency and tailor the training experience:
    • Rodent Handling & Procedures Course Registration Form
    • Animal Facility Orientation Registration Form
    • Animal Surgery Training Registration Form
    • Other Hands-on Labs or Lab-Managed Class Registration Form
  • Once your registration form is received, scheduling options will be provided to you via email. The schedule is not available online at this time.
  • 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.
  • Please email for any surgery/anesthesia certification requests.

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. Personnel without Workday access 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 surgical mask, face shield, 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 or visit the FAQs page.