Frequent questions

Training certificate

Who does the training?

All personnel handling animals used, bred or supplied for experiments and other scientific purposes, including teaching.

What are the requirements for certification training?

Personnel performing functions of animal care (a), euthanasia of animals (b) and conducting experiments (c): A specific course + A period of supervised work a center user, supplier or breeder during which the person works under the supervision of a designated person, competent in the function monitoring.

Personnel performing functions of design procedures (d), animal welfare supervisor (and) and veterinary (f): A specific course + A college degree.

What are the authorized courses?

Courses taught by the Animal Research Center Biosanitary studies are recognized by the Madrid. You can view this recognition at the following link:

What are the degrees accepted for the functions d, e and f?

Functions d and e: título universitario de licenciado, degree, máster o doctor, or equivalent, en Biología (animal), Medicine, Veterinary or any other discipline that incorporates in its training program for biology studies and animal physiology.

For the function d It can be any degree as long as an additional module on fundamentals of biology and animal physiology is made.

Function f: Veterinary title.

Note: foreign securities must be approved.

Are there other ways to identified that can serve for training?

In the functions, b and c, a vocational training or professional certificate. However, so far this training is not available.

How valid are the above categories to the publication of the Order ECC / 566/2015?

Having a category allows certain functions, with the following equation (transitory provision of the Order ECC / 566/2015):

  • Category A: function and b
  • Category B: function b and c
  • Category C: function c and d
  • Category D1: function and
  • Category D2: and b function f
Recognition of training abroad recognized

Member states: Recognition of formal training to perform the functions by the competent authorities of another Member State shall be effective throughout the national territory. Namely, should be official recognition, not by private entities.

Third States: The recognition of qualifications obtained in third countries shall ensure that the previous recognition was based at least in some requirements equivalent to those required in the Order.

Note: The courses taken abroad must be equivalent to those regulated in the Order. The completion of a course is not equivalent to training, it is only a component thereof.

How the training is requested?

You can download the application and view the application procedure:

The Community of Madrid will serve requests for persons performing any requirement (courses or work) entities with headquarters in its territory.

Working Period

It is it necessary for people to have the certificate of training to work?

NO. Training is defined as the ability of a person to exercise its functions independently, namely, unsupervised.

Namely, persons exercising the functions of animal care (a), euthanasia of animals (b) and conducting experiments (c) You can start working on a animalario before obtaining the certificate of training, provided they have completed a course for their role and have a supervisor.

Namely, to work is enough so far have passed an approved course, but to get the certificate of training is necessary to have completed a period of work under supervision (in the case of functions, b and c).

Does it form part of the work under the supervision of the courses?

NO. They are distinctly different concepts.

Should there be a contract of paid work during work under supervision?

Not necessarily. The development work will take place under supervision as part of an employment contract, residence permit or any other permissible legal degree in law. The contractual relationship between the center and the person is somewhat flexible.

Who can exercise supervisor?

Any person appointed by the center, is provided with adequate and updated knowledge and responsibilities in overseeing function; have sufficient seniority to command respect and authority with respect to their knowledge and experience (a minimum of one year is recommended); have pedagogical skills; understands the reasons why the training and supervision are important; have good interpersonal skills; and is committed to the implementation of existing legislation.

Is it always necessary physical frequency supervisor?

NO. As a guide, you can set the following decreasing levels of supervision: The supervisor is present when the procedure is performed and provides direct supervision and advises; the supervisor know when you are going to perform the procedures and can intervene quickly if necessary (namely, It is located in the vicinity where the procedure is performed); the supervisor know when you are going to perform the procedures and can attend and give advice if needed (namely, It is nearby;); the supervisor know when you will be making procedures and is available to talk and give advice if needed (for example, by phone).

What requirements must meet the workplace?

Just be a registered user center (for procedures), or supplier or breeder (if procedures are not performed) experimental animals, according to what is stated in RD 53/2013. No additional permission is needed.

In the framework of that project you can work under supervision?

In accordance with the principle of Reduction, animals used for work under the supervision must be those used in the ordinary work of the center, framed in licensed projects with different purposes, and projects not designed for exclusively training.

Length of time under supervision

The purpose of this work period is to ensure the protection of animals and good scientific practice, and is not a limiting factor of the person into employment, so in principle it should not move towards a shorter period compared to one longer. Its duration will be tailored to the individual circumstances of the individual, dexterity, etc., It is difficult to justify excessively short periods.

In general terms, it is considered that a period below these indicative minimum should be conveniently justified in the workplace certificate, keeping in mind that they refer to Real effective time performing the functions, and while not the person has worked in a center:

  • Function: 25 hours for a group of species + 5 hours for each group of additional species
  • Function b: 15 hours for a group of species + 5 hours for each group of additional species
  • Function c: 120 hours for a group of species + 20 hours for each group of additional species.

For primates, reference periods will be higher.

In any case, everything needed period will last until the assessment by the supervisor is exceeded.

What should be checked by supervisors in assessing workers?

The workplace is the one to determine the method of assessment and skills tested, and you do not need to attach the evaluation of the request. However, in the center should be recorded documentary evaluations and have them available to the Competent Authority.

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