Safe Use of Biological Safety Cabinets

Registrations for EHS safety training courses are on hold until September 28, 2020 due to the implementation of a new course registration system. Supervisors have received an alternative registration method. See them if your training is urgent. Thank you for your patience. 

You can access Safe Use of Biological Safety Cabinets Online Training here.

Target Audience: All staff and students required to use a biological safety cabinet must follow this course.

McGill students, staff and faculty must register online using the EHS course registration system. See the Quick Guide if you encounter any issues. (September 2020 - course registrations are currently on hold)

Non-McGill student registrants please complete and submit the Paying Participant Training Form.

Certification: A certificate is presented to participants who successfully complete the online exam. Certification is valid for a period of 3 years.

Content: HEPA filtration, cabinet airflow characteristics, types of hoods, and safe work practices.

Duration: Live course - 2 hours (including examination time), Online course - 1.5 hours (excluding online examination time)

Cost (McGill): Free for McGill Community (students, staff and faculty). 

Cost (Non-McGill): $25 (if paid by PI); $100.00 per person plus applicable taxes for other payment methods.

E-Certification Status: If you read "sent" in the chart below for your course date and you have not received your copy, please ehs [at] (email us) along with the course date and your McGill ID.

English/French Sessions
Date Time Location / Language  
Downtown Campus Locations

Fall 2020

E-Certificate Status*

(See above)

Not ready    

EHS is currently experiencing an IT delay. We hope to have the new course registration available by September 23. If you urgently need to take a course, please first contact your professor/PI/Lab Manager/etc., who should then ehs [at] (contact me) directly for an alternative.

September 2020

During BIEN290 class, follow up with online test

Web Based No registration is required. Contact: Prof. Matt Kinsella, joseph.kinsella [at]
Macdonald Campus Locations  

Fall 2020

none plan      
Back to top