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Rules

Examination Preparation Committee













Article I

Section 1
The purpose of the Examination Preparation Committee in the Japanese College of Laboratory Animal Medicine(JCLAM)shall be to prepare certification tests, and to score them at the end of examination.

Article II
Section 1
The Examination Preparation Committee shall function under the purview of the Board of Directors.

Section 2
The Examination Preparation Committee shall include a Chairperson and a Vice Chairperson.

Section 3
The Chairperson shall lead and direct the Examination Consideration Committee. The Vice Chairperson shall assist the Chairperson. When the Chairperson is unable to attend to his/her duties, the Vice Chairperson shall assume said duties.

Article III
Section 1
The Board of Directors shall nominate a Chairperson, a Vice Chairperson, and members of the Examination Consideration Committee from among the Diplomates of the Laboratory Animal Medicine, and the President shall appoint them to the committee.

Section 2
The Chairperson shall select the members from among the Diplomates, adding to this number as necessary.

Section 3
The names of the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, and members shall be publicized for a year on the web-site following the examination date in the current year.

Article IV
Section 1
To select members of the Examination Preparation Committee, Diplomates shall register under three specialized fields, from among ten listed. However, items 1) and 2) and items 5) and 6) shall be included within a single field.

Section 2
The specialized fields listed shall be as follows:
1) Morphological Characteristics – A
2) Physiological Characteristics – A
3) Heredity and Breeding – A
4) Infectious Disease and Public Illness – A
5) Morphological Characteristics – B
6) Physiological Characteristics – B
7) Infectious Disease and Public Illness – B
8) Experimental Procedures, Anesthesia, Pain relief, and Post-Surgical Management – AB
9) Developmental Engineering – AB
10) Environment, Animal Welfare, and Law – AB

Section 3
The General Affairs Department shall be notified of registrations and changes in registration.

Article V
Section 1
A Committee officer’s term of office shall be three years, with 1/3 reelected every year. The Committee shall include three groups, and re-election shall be conducted in each group.

Group 1: 1) Morphological Characteristics – A; 6) Physiological Characteristics – B; 7) Infectious Disease and Public Illness – B; and 10) Environment, Animal Welfare, and Law – AB.

Group 2: 2) Physiological Characteristics – A; 4) Infectious Disease and Public Illness – A; 8) Experimental Procedures, Anesthesia, Pain relief, and Post-Surgical Management – AB; and 9) Developmental Engineering – AB

Group 3: 5) Morphological Characteristics – B; 3) Heredity and Breeding – A; 7) Infectious Disease and Public Illness – B; and 10) Environment, Animal Welfare, and Law – AB

Article VI
Section 1
The members of the Examination Preparation Committee shall not serve for two consecutive periods. However, in a field including a small number of registered members, the members of the Examination Preparation Committee may continue to prepare certification tests for more than two periods.

Article VII
Section 1
The Examination Preparation Committee shall be authorized to collect questions for certification tests from Diplomates every year.

Article VIII
Section 1
The Examination Preparation Committee shall report the number of questions that a Diplomate drafts as progress towards completion of his/her required administrative units.

Article IX
Section 1
The Examination Preparation Committee shall prepare final certification tests by combining questions that members and Diplomates prepared.

Article X
Section 1
The Examination Preparation Committee shall send the final certification tests to the Examination Implication Committee.

Article XI
Section 1
The Examination Preparation Committee shall score the tests sent from the Examination Implementation Committee after holding the examination.

Article XII
Section 1
The Examination Preparation Committee shall send the test papers before implementation of examination and the solutions to the Examination Consideration Committee to evaluate the validity of their contents in the current year.

Article XIII
Section 1
The Examination Preparation Committee shall send the test papers and the solutions to all Diplomates and shall receive indications of any issues, such as inappropriate problems.

Article XIV
Section 1
The Examination Preparation Committee shall consider suggestions on the tests from the Examination Consideration Committee and all Diplomates, and shall report to the Directors about answers and points against the examinations.

Section 2
The Examination Preparation Committee shall publicize the test papers and answers on the web-site, following new certification or updating for Diplomate of the JCLAM.

Article XV
Section 1
Trip allowance for activity under this rule shall be paid according to the Travel Expense Regulations.

Supplementary rules

The Board of Directors shall determine revision and termination of this rule.

This rule shall be put into effect on April 4, 2004.

This rule shall be revised on September 16, 2010.

Last Revised on August 25, 2015.


Updating Information

  1. Revision of JCLAM members’ list on April 1st, 2017.
  2. Diplomate Approval Rule was revised on September 23, 2016.
  3. Bylaws in rules was revised on May 25, 2016.
  4. The meeting of 159th JALAM was opened on September 6 to 8, 2016.
  5. The certification test for the Diplomate of the JCLAM was performed on September 4, 2016.
  6. The meeting of 63th JSVS was opened on May 18 to 20, 2016.
  7. Statement about "Laboratory Animal Transportation” was opened on November 15, 2015.
  8. Statement about sedation, anesthesia, and euthanasia in a rodent fetus and newborn was opened on August 11, 2015.
  9. The meeting of 158th JALAM was opened on September 6 to 8, 2015.
  10. The certification test for the Diplomate of the JCLAM was performed on September 6, 2015.
  11. The meeting of 62th JSVS was opened on May 28 to 30, 2015.