Two additional ecotoxicologists certified

An external audit by an International Visitation Committee in September 2018 included the recommendation to start certifying ecotoxicologists. Certification contributes to knowledge development, collaboration between relevant groups in Europe, recognition of the expertise of the Ctgb and enhances its national and international reputation.

For the certification of its ecotoxicologists, the Ctgb has joined SETAC (the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry), which initiated an ecotox certification as CRA (Certification of Environmental Risk Assessor). This is the first internationally recognised certificate for environmental risk assessors.

After the first three ecotoxicologists were certified, two additional ecotoxicologists have successfully completed the application procedure. The Ctgb will continue this process within its Ecotox team, so that more assessors acquire this certification. After two years we will evaluate the added value of this SETAC CRA certification. If this evaluation is positive, our ultimate goal is for all employees to become certified.