Select Agent Training for UW

4 hours
Enrollment in the UW Select Agent Program
Course Cost: 
Course mode: 
Instructor-led classroom

Intended Audience

This course is required for University personnel enrolled in the UW Select Agent Program. Retraining is required annually.


This course, in combination with BSL-3 Training for UW, is specific to an individual’s access to select agents and toxins as well as the scope of their work. It is designed to ensure that individuals safely work with select agents and comply with UW procedures to mitigate risks to people, the agent or toxin security, the environment, and the public. Some of the topics covered are:

  • CDC Select Agent program
  • UW Select Agent program
  • Biosecurity overview
  • Insider threat awareness
  • Suitability assessment
  • Information security
  • Inventory and records management

The training is scheduled as needed and is suitable for all Select Agent research staff, facility managers and biosafety officers. This training meets the federal select agent regulation requirements.

Accommodations and language services

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations to individuals who need them.

  • To request a disability accommodation, please contact the UW Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (V), 206-543-6452(TTY), or email at
  • To request safety training in a language other than English, please contact EH&S training at and notify your supervisor. EH&S will work with you and your supervisor to arrange for interpretation or translation services.
  • For other accommodation requests, please contact EH&S Training at


Select Agent Program Contact

(206) 221-7770