Advanced Certification

June 17-21, 2019  | Sanford, ME



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 course in certification.


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

Course Instructors

The lead instructor for this course is Jim Wagner, Principal, Controlled Environment Testing; Ken Barkley, Manager, BIOLAB-Air Quality Service, Division of BGE Service and Supply Ltd. (The Filter Shop); Ron Gingras, Biological Safety Cabinet Certification Specialist, Eagleson Institute; Bryan Lavallee, Tech Support Supervisor, The Baker Company; Aaron Johnson, Quality Assurance Manager, The Baker Company; Larry McCarthy, Product Design Engineer, The Baker Company; Charlie Pellegrini, Controlled Environment Operations Manager, Pentagon Technologies; Jeff Smith, Manager of Controlled Environment Division, CECS, Inc. - Division of Steris.

Course Tuition

Tuition of $2195 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.