Allometrics is now an NSF approved testing site!
What is NSF 49 Biosafety Cabinets Certifier Program?
The NSF’s biosafety cabinets accreditation program is the gold standard credential for individuals who certify Class II biosafety cabinets in laboratories, hospitals, and research facilities in North America.
The program requires candidates to complete both written and practical examinations along with continued education. Students desiring to test for certification will also need to complete a 12-month apprenticeship class.
The hands-on exam evaluates a candidate’s ability to perform tests detailed in Annex F of NSF/ANSI 49.
Following initial accreditation, field certifiers must provide pertinent equipment calibration documentation at the beginning of each year.
Reaccreditation is needed every five years. The process can be done either through the accumulation of enough requalification units (continuing education) or through re-examination.
Allometrics As an Approved Testing Site
Allometrics is one of only a handful of facilities in the United States that is recognized as an NSF approved testing site.
As a recognized NSF 49 Biosafety Cabinet Field Certifier testing site, we’ve set up a state-of-the-art testing room within our facility. The testing room will be available to impart three or four certification classes a year along with the subsequent NSF field certifier accreditation test.
All students who attend Allometrics NSF 49 Biosafety Cabinets Field Certifier Accreditation Program will receive theoretical and hands-on training in the following areas:
- Biosafety Cabinets construction and functions
- The different types of Biosafety Cabinets and their exhaust requirements
- How to use BSCs effectively
- Teach others to use BSCs effectively
- Guide to NSF 49 test procedures for Biosafety Cabinet certification
- How to Conduct a site assessment
- How to create a testing grid for Biosafety Cabinet certification
- Conducting downflow and inflow airflow tests
- Performing smoke pattern tests to assess BSC airflow
- Balancing Biosafety Cabinets airflow
- Perform a HEPA leak test
- Repairing leaks in HEPA filters
- Changing HEPA filters
- Troubleshooting BSCs
- Deciding when and the best way to decontaminate a BSC
All our instructors are NSF 49-accredited engineers with many years of hands-on design, manufacturing, testing, and troubleshooting experience.
How to Register?
NSF 49 Biosafety Cabinets Field Certifier Accreditation Program Class Schedule. Register now for the next classes coming up at Allometrics Inc.:
- Class Dates Option 1: Jan. 18-22 (class) 23/24(testing)
- Class Dates Option 2: Feb. 22-26 (class) 27/28 (testing)
- Class Dates Option 2: April 19-23 (class) 24/25 (testing)
- Min & Max Class Size:
- Minimum amount of students is six (6),
- Maximum amount of students per class is fifteen (15).
Fill out our student registration form to attend our next scheduled class.