Revised on
04/19/17 01:30pm

UC Davis Biosafety Level 2 Online Training

Contact information

**PLEASE NOTE: The Learning Management Systen (LMS), where trainings are housed, is set up for employees. If you are a student or visiting scholar, you must request access to the system before you can complete your training. Please email to request access to the system. 

This course is required for anyone working in research and related projects that involve:

  • Infectious agents (human, animal, or plant)
  • Recombinant DNA, unless exempted under the “NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules”
  • Human and non-human primate, tissues, body fluids, or cultured cells (including cell lines)
  • Medical waste management


To provide biosafety training in the laboratory and safe handling of infectious agents, medical waste, and recombinant DNA constructs.

  • Objectives: Identify National Institutes of Health (NIH) Guidelines
  • Recognize roles and responsibilities of UC Davis entities
  • Complete a risk assessment and distinguish risk groups
  • Properly register material
  • Identify waste concerns
  • Report and respond to an incident

For more information call Environmental Health and Safety main desk at (530)752-1493.

Course duration estimate:

1 hour

Course required to be taken once every three years and retraining is required annually.