Advanced Certification

March 7-11, 2022  | Sanford, ME

In order to protect the health and safety of all of our students and staff, all course participants must produce proof of vaccination. I acknowledge that I can provide proof of vaccination.




Gain in-depth information and refine practical skills needed to certify Class II Biological Safety Cabinets(BSCs) to the NSF/ANSI Standard 49


This five-day advanced-level, personalized course teaches participants how to certify cabinets according to NSF/ANSI Standard 49. The subject matter is presented through a combination of lecture, discussion, problem-solving activities and certification labs. During the course, each participant identifies his or her own weaknesses and receives additional instruction in those areas. Following the course, participants are offered an opportunity to take the NSF written and practical exams on-site. Due to the personalized instruction offered, this course is limited in size.

Who Is This Course For?

Certifiers, Industrial Hygienists, and Safety Officers desiring an in-depth knowing course in BSC Certification.


Completion of an introductory course in safety cabinets and one year of experience testing safety cabinets.

Course Instructors

  • Jim Wagner, President, Controlled Environment Consulting (CEC)
  • Ron Gingras, Biological Safety Cabinet Certification Specialist, Eagleson Institute
  • Bryan Lavallee, Senior Service Technician, Baker Company
  • Aaron Johnson, Quality Assurance Manager, Baker Company
  • Larry McCarthy, Product Design Engineer, Baker Company
  • Charlie Pellegrini, Controlled Environment Operations Manager, Pentagon Technologies
  • Jeff Smith, Sr. Manager of Technical and Training Department, CECS, Inc. – Division of Steris

Course Tuition

Tuition of $2295 must be paid in full to guarantee a space in the class. Tuition includes: course manual: lunch each day; an Eagleson Institute certificate; and a special class reception and dinner, with plenty of time to network with peers and instructors. Tuition does not include: NSF exam fees.