Laboratory animal resource managers face many challenges, including an increasingly multicultural workforce, rapidly changing technology, and ever-changing regulations and institutional policies. The Certified Manager of Animal Resources (CMAR) program is designed to raise competency and professionalism in the field of laboratory animal resources management.
The benefits of becoming CMAR certified:
The CMAR designation involves a series of four examinations: three exams arranged via an organization called the Institute for Certified Professional Managers (ICPM), and the Animal Resources Exam offered by AALAS.
ICPM is offering Administrative Management Society Foundation (AMS Foundation) scholarships for CM certification. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In order to maintain their CMAR designation, CMAR recipients will have biannual requirements of a re-certification fee and a specified number of continuing education credits.