Training Opportunities

Southern Biosafety Association would like to share a free learning event: 

International Shipping of Potentially Infectious Substances, by Customs and Border Patrol on February 22nd, 2022 at 12:00PM CST.

Registration is not required. Simply join us at 12:00pm CST on February 22, 2022.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), Houston Field Office (HFO) began an initiative in June 2020 to strengthen outreach efforts to better educate the scientific research community on the proper procedures to follow when transporting biological materials into or out of the United States.

This online training will instruct attendees in following the proper procedures for transporting
biological materials into or out of the United States.

About your presenter:

Ms. Mary A. Braswell, is the Supervisory Agriculture Operations Manager (AOM) for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Houston Field Office (HFO) where she oversees operations at three area ports located throughout Northern and Eastern Texas and in the State of Oklahoma including air, sea and inland rail operations. She began her career with the CBP in 2004 in Buffalo NY, has worked in DC and Seattle before arriving in Houston.

Prior to her career with CBP, she served on active duty as an aircraft mechanic in the U.S. Air Force from 1980-1988 and served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves (USAFR) deploying on four different occasions to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Ms. Braswell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology concentrating in Molecular Genetics from the University of Rochester and an Associate degree in Applied Aircraft Technology from the Community College of the Air Force.

MABSA/CBP Biological Materials Conference

March 30, 2022

The Mid-Atlantic Biological Safety Association (MABSA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are hosting a free one-day event to discuss international importation and exportation of biological materials for testing, research, and commercial purposes.

In addition to CBP, representatives from multiple government agencies will present on their regulatory requirements for importing and exporting biological materials.  Attendance is open to individuals with an interest in biosafety, importing or exporting biological materials, supply chain management, and related fields. Please share this announcement with all interested parties.

To prepare the most applicable presentation content – speakers would appreciate questions from the audience. Please email questions in advance to

Full day virtual agenda will be available shortly.

Free registration is posted at


for information on trainings go to

downloads for the presentations from the 2018 Conference are now available at ABSA

ABSA – Advanced Biosafety Training Series

On-Demand Modules 

ABSA Learning Verification Opportunities

CDC/MMWR Continuing Education Courses

 E-Learning Design by CDC

These tools and resources assist e‑learning developers create quality products and will help those new to e‑learning understand the basics.


APHL Webinars are a cost-effective way for your entire lab or institution to receive continuing education credits, either at the live event or online later. Benefits include:

  • Training by Experts
  • Continuing education credits (P.A.C.E.®, FL Lab CE, CPH) for most courses
  • 3 ways to learn: Live, Pre-Recorded, Self Study
  • 6 months – 1 year of unlimited access (and CEUs) on most pre-recorded webinars


Self Study Option: Pay $25 for individual access to previously recorded courses and still get CE credit! Most are available for CPH re-certification credits as well as laboratory credits.

Laboratories, Emergencies, and the Law: How Our Legal System Impacts Labs During Emergency Response

Archived Webinars

Review our listing of previously recorded webinars. Most are available for CE credit for up to twelve months after the date of the original broadcast. For most 2014 webinars, there is an individual self-study registration option, and most archived webinars provide your choice of laboratory (P.A.C.E.®), Florida laboratory or CPH re-certification credits.

Laboratory Air Quality: Managing Worker, Sample, and Environmental Protection – Free Webinar – follow the link to view the archived webinar

For many laboratories, managing air quality through engineered controls is essential to protect workers, as well as delicate samples, and the environment. However–with numerous options available for exhaust, fume extraction, and air purification–deciding on an engineered solution that best suits your lab’s current and future needs is not always straightforward. Integration with existing lab space may be difficult while renovations can be both costly and time-consuming. Join our industry expert for an interactive discussion of the latest biological safety cabinets (BSCs) designed to protect your lab from unwanted or hazardous fumes, dusts, biological contaminants, and vapors.
As an attendee, you will learn more about:

    • Solutions for worker, sample, and environmental protection for your lab
    • How to establish an effective and cost effective air quality solution
    • Typical and specialty air quality solutions geared to a variety of applications

Understanding the Biosafety Team and Safety Culture in Laboratories Webinar Series

Attend these free webinars: Sponsored by the National Laboratory Training Network in collaboration with State Public Health Laboratories.

Select Agent Program Training For Public Health Laboratories,

ABSA Education

Training Applicable for Re-Certifications but not suitable for initial certification.

Packaging and Shipping Division 6.2 Materials, 2014  – online course

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