NOW OPEN: BRAP-IFBA Professional Certification for Biorisk Management

2ND ANNOUNCMENT IFBA Professional Certification

This is a competitive application and NOT on
a first-come first-served basis

Email us at your intent to take the exams and we will send you an official letter.

Required documents

(1) accomplished application form,
(2) curriculum vitae,
(3) government-issued ID with picture (Pref. PRC, SSS, GSIS),
(4a–d) Evidence of biosafety–biosecurity performance (profile of laboratory being handled, position appointment letter, certificates of lectures attended/given, endorsement letter from institution/laboratory head)
(5) BRAP membership certificate (optional).

Email required documents to with the subject <ifba.pc.surname>

  • A non-reimbursable processing fee of P5,000.00 will be required if you are qualified to take the exam. Official exam registration, travel and hotel accommodations, meals and training materials are all sponsored.
  • An examinee is expected to follow IFBA announcements at the BRAP website:

Deadline for submission January 31, 2019
(no extention)

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2019 Renewal and New Membership now open

membership renewal annual duesMembership for renewal are needed in order for you to be considered in 2019 trainings and seminars intended for BRAP members only. It is also needed for you to vote in the upcoming election (2019 is election year). Much more, it is needed if you intend to consult with BRAP committees regarding issues with biosafety, biosecurity and biorisk management in your lab. Only the official 2019 BRAP membership application form will be acknowledged.



New members shall share the benefits of a regular member only upon completion of all necessary document requirements:

  1. Accomplished 2019 membership application form.
  2. Updated curriculum vitae.
  3. Scanned government-issued ID (preferrably PRC ID).
  4. Scanned BDO depositbank receipt for payment of membership fee/due of P300.00


founding membersFounding Members, as ratified in the 2018 Constitution referendum, have been designated as Lifetime Members, and are now exempted from annual dues.

However, they have to accomplish the application for membership form annually to keep their statuses updated (address, contact numbers, employment, appointments, marital status, etc.)

Click on the pic below to download the 2019 Application for Membership form.


Click on this pic to download the membership form.

For inquiries and clarifications, email the Membership Committee at

December 11, 2018

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Biosecurity Self-Scan Toolkit

Biosecurity 1The toolkit is in the form of a questionnaire covering the eight pillars of biosecurity that is designed to give you an indication of the current level of biosecurity in your organization.

You can start the toolkit at the first pillar, ‘Awareness’ and then work your way through all the pillars, or you can start at a pillar of your choice and answer the questions on that particular subject first. If a question does not apply to your organization, it will not be counted in the results.

You can view the interim results at any time, but bear in mind that the more questions you have answered, the more accurate a picture you will get of the current state of affairs in your organization and what still needs to be done. On the results page you can click on each pillar to access specific tips and good practices (implementation examples) which may help you to improve biosecurity in your organization. The results can be printed out for discussion purposes.

See how your institution fairs in biosecurity issues.
Check out your 8 pillars.

Check and try it out here.

This self-scan biosecurity toolkit was developed in collaboration with the multidisciplinary biosecurity expert group under the supervision of the interdepartmental advisory committee biosecurity. Development was funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Ministry of Security and Justice.


The correspondence details are:
RIVM / Bureau Biosecurity
P.O. Box 1
3720 BA Bilthoven
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 30 2743120

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