Shipments of certain biological materials are regulated domestically by the Department of Transportation (DOT) as well as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the International Air Transportation Association (IATA), if sent internationally. Any students or University employees involved in packaging materials, preparing samples for shipping, handling such packages, preparing related paperwork, or signing to authorize shipments must undergo specific training and maintain records of this training (i.e; by printing a copy of your training certificate from My LINC). Following the completion of this training, University personnel can be qualified to prepare and ship packages containing exempt specimens, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and category B substances. Information on shipping these materials with dry ice and chemical preservatives is also included in this training.
This training must be retaken every two years.