There is no fee to become a resident of ECLAM; however once you are approved an annual administrative fee will be assessed.
Current or Prospective Residents
Residents are the future of ECLAM. It’s a long and difficult journey to the Diploma, but the future of the speciality depends on your continuing to work hard and achieve the highest qualification.
If you have a veterinary degree and one year of internship, you can apply to become a resident. The residency training period is 3 to 6 years, after which you can sit the examinations for your Diploma. Subsequently, you will re-certify every 5 years to remain an active member.
Experienced Lab Animal Veterinarians
ECLAM is twenty years old, but laboratory animal medicine as a speciality has existed for much longer. Some European Member States have national speciality designations for advanced lab animal vets, and many have years of experience in the field with no advanced diploma.
The College offers pathways to the ECLAM Diploma for experienced specialists. If you already have a Diploma from one of the other IACLAM Colleges and are working in Europe, you may apply to become an active ECLAM Diplomate for as long as you remain here. If you have at least ten years of experience and meet other requirements, you may apply to sit the ECLAM examinations.