Online Training

Frontline’s online students learn anywhere, at any time, by leveraging the power of the Internet to remove the barriers to sustainable biosafety and biosecurity training still present in many resource-challenged countries.

Online learning offers many benefits. It is flexible; cost effective; self-paced; addresses multiple learning styles; allows for faster delivery of material; and it has been shown to increase learner retention as a result of higher participant engagement.

Our course list is growing and covers areas from Biorisk and Biohazardous Waste Management  to The Care and Use of Biosafety Cabinets and Dual Use Research of Concern. Courses can be taken using desktop computers, laptops, notebooks, tablets, and phones.  Frontline is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is accredited to issue IACET CEUs.  Our Biorisk Management course, Biohazardous Waste Management course and our Biosafety Cabinets course are geared towards the International Federation of Biosafety Association’s certification exam content, and can be used as preparatory material for people wishing to take the IFBA certification exams.

Biorisk Management

Estimated time for completion: 5 hours, 0.5 CEUs
Course Learning Objectives
• Define relevant terms relating to biorisk management.
• Describe the fundamental elements of a biorisk management system and the steps and
considerations to implement such a system.
• Evaluate biological hazards by establishing risk assessments and risk mitigation
• Explain how to develop and implement “operational”, “facility”, and “management”
mitigation and control measures for biological risks.
• Identify individual roles and associated responsibilities within an organization.
• Discuss the background and components of the CEN Workshop Agreement 15973 on
Laboratory Biorisk Management.

Care and Use of Biological Safety Cabinets

Estimated time for completion: 2 hours, 0.2 CEUs
Course Learning Objectives
• The importance of using biological safety cabinets for handling infectious or potentially infectious materials
• The process for selecting and placing the proper biological safety cabinet in a laboratory
• The selection and proper use of a biological safety cabinet for varying levels of infectious materials
• The proper care and maintenance of biological safety cabinets.

Biohazardous Waste Management

Estimated time for completion: 6 hours, 0.6 CEUs
Course Learning Objectives
• Differentiating the various types of biohazardous waste.
• Best practices for the procedures for managing biowaste.
• Risks and devise plans to manage the handling, treatment, and disposal of biological waste.
• The various categories of chemical disinfectants and sterilants for use with biohazardous waste, specifically the advantages and disadvantages of each type.
• Procedures for the validation and efficacy monitoring of biological waste treatment.

Dual Research of Concern

Estimated time for completion: 2 hours, 0.2 CEUs
Course Learning Objectives
• The concept and problems that arise when certain life science research is considered “dual use”.
• Guidelines when administering or maintaining oversight on dual use research.
• The necessity of developing proper communication protocols before, during, and after with DURC.
• Establishing the necessary committees and leadership groups to develop strict codes of conduct for all involved with DURC.


Contact us for pricing. Discounts are offered to institutions and individuals signing up for multiple courses.