Mandatory Animal User Training

What do I need before I can begin?

Those looking to obtain mandatory animal user training must first ensure they have done the following.

  • Obtained a valid UTORid and U of T email address
  • Confirmed which species they will work with, the location of where the work will take place (i.e., relevant animal facility or fieldwork) and the expected start date of their animal work
  • Determined which Animal Use Protocol(s) (AUPs) they will be working under. Access required to either electronic or printed copies of the most up-to-date versions of each AUP
  • Determined which procedures they will be performing

Animal User Training

Animal users must successfully complete all relevant online training, hands-on training and/or competency assessments prior to working with animals. Refer to the Animal User Training Guideline to determine which modules are required for your work.

Forms & Downloads


  • Support the animal user training program
  • Keep records of all externally-delivered hands-on animal training

VPRI Contact


General Inquiries: Animal User Training

Research Oversight & Compliance Office (ROCO)
(416) 978-1725

Other Resources

CCAC Guidelines >Training of personnel working with animals in science

CCAC FAQs >Training of personnel working with animals in science