Introduction to Biosafety

Revised July 2018: No refresher exam available prior to attending this new Live course (i.e. June 2021).

Target Audience: All staff and students required to handle and/or store biohazardous materials or bloodborne pathogens should follow this course.

McGill students, staff and faculty must register online using the McGill Human Resources Staff Development course registration system.  For beginners, (First time training), and returning members, please register for a Live Presentation. No online presentation is currently available.

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

Content: Safe laboratory work practices, risk assessments, sterilization and disinfection principles, spill procedures.

Duration: 2.5 hours (excluding online examination time)

Cost (McGill): Free for McGill Community (students, staff and faculty). When registering using the on-line registration system you will be prompted to enter a FOAPAL - no FOAPAL is required therefore leave the field blank.

Cost (Non-McGill): $50 (if paid by PI); $150.00 per person plus applicable taxes for other payment methods.

E-Certification Status, please note: If you read "sent" and have not received your copy, please email ehs [at], along with the course date and your ID.

English Sessions  
Date Time Location / Language  
Downtown Campus Locations  

Winter & Spring 2019

E-certificate Status*

(See above)

January 17 (Thursday) 13h45 to 16h15 Leacock, Room 232 e-certificates sent January 25
January 25 (Friday) 10h30 to 12h30 Wong, Room 1030 e-certificates sent January 31
February 5 (Tuesday) 9h to 11h30 3610 McTavish, room 430 e-certificates sent February 14
March 7 (Thursday) 13h45 to 16h15 Leacock, Room 232 e-certificate under production. Please be patient. EHS Admin March 18
April 25 (Thursday) 10h30 to 13h Leacock, Room 232 Registration is open
May 9 (Thursday) 8h15 to 10h45 Leacock, Room 232 Registration is open
Macdonald Campus Locations  

Winter & Spring 2019

January 8 (Tuesday) 9h to 11h30 Raymond, R3-011 e-certificates sent on January 22
March 12 (Tuesday) 9h to 11h30 Raymond, R3-011 Online test is accessible between March 13th noon to March 19th evening
May 2 (Thursday) 9h15 to 11h45 Raymond, R3-048 Registration is open