Biosafety Practitioner Level 1 (Foundation)
The Level 1 qualification is based on course attendance and achievement.
ISTR accredits training providers (PDF) for the whole course or selected units, or elements of units.
Individuals can become registered by ISTR as Level 1 Practitioners if they have completed all units (via one or more accredited providers) and have two years relevant experience. Some may decide that they need only attend specified, but still accredited, units. In those circumstances, delegates will still receive accredited training but to meet Level 1 Practitioner requirements, will need to complete all the units.
The modules for Level 1 are:
How to become registered as a Level 1 Biosafety Practitioner
(The procedure below is also available in a flow chart (PDF))
or by post to:
ISTR Biosafety Accreditation Scheme Administrator
Information for training providers for Biosafety Level 1
All potential providers are invited to read the accompanying guidance:
Please contact the ISTR Biosafety Accreditation Scheme Administrator for full information if you have an interest in running biosafety training courses accredited by ISTR.
Call for training provider assessors
Course outlines, content and presentation will be assessed by one of a team of ISTR appointed assessors. Those interested in becoming an assessor should contact the administrator.
To qualify as an assessor, applicants must satisfy the following three criteria: