Maintaining CCAC Certification

Institutions wishing to maintain CCAC certification must ensure that:

  • their animal care committee (ACC) remains active and functional, meeting at least twice every year, visiting all animal facilities at least once every year and fulfilling all of the responsibilities described in the CCAC policy statement on: terms of reference for animal care committees, including post-approval monitoring of animal care and use
  • their veterinary and animal care services continue to meet institutional needs and CCAC standards
  • their training, occupational health and safety and crisis management programs are relevant, complete, up-to-date and in line with CCAC guidance
  • their facilities (if required) meet institutional needs and CCAC standards