Certificate of GAP – Good Animal Practice®

An institution's animal ethics and care program is certified every three years based on its compliance with CCAC policies and guidelines and other CCAC-recognized standards.

A CCAC Certificate of GAP – Good Animal Practice® is earned by institutions which:

  • participate fully in the CCAC's programs;
  • have been evaluated by assessment panels composed of scientists, veterinarians, and community representatives; and
  • have been found by the panel and by the CCAC Assessment and Certification Committee to have standards of experimental animal ethics and care which satisfy the CCAC's guidelines and policies.