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Exempt Biological Materials, Category B, and Dry Ice Shipping


This training module is required for anyone who will be engaged in packaging, shipping, or signing for biological materials such as; potentially infectious agents, microbiological cultures, recombinant diagnostic specimens, etc. office-site. Renewal of the training is required every two years.

The Biosafety Office provides in-person training.

Prior to packaging, shipping, or signing for biological materials, all personnel involved are required to contact the Biosafety Office for either online or in-person training. In-person refresher training is provided by the Biosafety Office upon request. Contact the Biosafety Office at (865) 974-5547 or by email to to schedule training.

Training is mandatory prior to shipping biological materials and refresher training is required every 2 years after initial training in order to stay up to date with shipping regulations.