Pipetting Proficiency Certification

Pipetting accurately and precisely is more involved than simply pressing a button. Improve data quality and standardize liquid handling in your lab with this one-day, hands-on pipetting technique seminar with proficiency evaluation.

Perfect for any level of expertise in pipetting.

Kent Hall, Roper Hospital

Training was very useful and I learned a lot of things I did not know.

Sandra Tram, Sea Spine
Orthopedic Institute

This is the best training program I have ever attended.

Anna Risse, Leidos
Biomedical Research

Get better data when you become a better pipetter

Data quality starts the minute you pick up a pipette, but ensuring accurate and precise liquid transfer requires good technique and few people are trained in what to do.
Designed to meet the needs of all laboratory personnel who use pipettes, this one-day, hands-on training seminar conducted at your facility overcomes this gap in training by teaching;
  • Pipette Mechanics
  • Proper Technique
  • How to Identify Causes of Pipette Failure
  • How to Recognize Ergonomic Risk Factors and Sources of Stress.
Participants are awarded a Gold, Silver, or Bronze pipetting medal and an official Artel Certificate of Proficiency after passing both the written and practical exams.
Topics include:
  • Pipettes in the Laboratory Overview
  • Mitigating Pipette Operator Variability
  • Pipette Ergonomics
Customizable modules are available upon request for Viscous Solutions Pipetting Technique Certification (single channel), Multichannel Pipetting Technique Certification, and Pipette Repair and Preventive Maintenance.
Your organization will receive:
  • A summary table with participant names, exam scores, medals, CV, and inaccuracy data
  • Proficiency certificates, pipetting score sheets from the hands-on practical exam, as well as copies of the written exam for all participants
  • Copy of the exam key
  • Wall posters for all participants: 10 Tips to Improve Pipetting Technique
Part I – Pipettes in the Laboratory Overview
  • Understand the mechanics of pipettes
  • Identify causes of pipette failure
  • Define guidelines on calibration frequency, number of data points, and tolerance limits
  • Assess the need for operator training with guidelines for training and testing
Part II – Mitigating Pipette Operator Variability
  • Perform “as-found” operator proficiency evaluation
  • Participate in hands-on, standardized technique training session
  • Identify causes of pipette failure
  • Apply new skills in a post-training practical exam
Part III – Ergonomics
  • Recognize risk factors, sources of stress, common problems
  • Discuss laboratory and workstation design
  • Identify solutions for reducing ergonomic injuries
Part IV – Written Test Covering the Day’s Topics


Optional Modules
Viscous Solutions Pipetting Technique Certification (Single Channel)
  • Contrast the key differences in pipetting aqueous versus viscous solutions
  • Identify how to select the proper pipette system when working with viscous solutions
  • Recognize the impact of proper pipetting techniques
  • Participate in standardized hands-on technique training
  • Apply new skills in a post training practical exam
Multichannel Pipetting Technique Certification
  • Comprehend challenges associated with multichannel pipettes
  • Perform “as-found” operator proficiency evaluation
  • Participate in standardized hands-on technique training
  • Apply new skills in a post training practical exam

Pipette Repair and Preventive Maintenance
  • Become familiar with the inner workings of various pipette models
  • Learn about procedures for maintenance and repair of air displacement piston pipettes
  • Conduct pipette maintenance on single channel pipettes

I had been working with single-channel pipettes for more than 10 years when I attended this training, and I can say without a doubt it is one of the best pieces of training anyone working in a laboratory could ever receive. I walked in thinking that I knew everything that there was to know about pipetting and that I could not possibly gain anything from the training. After completing the training, I realized that I had measurable faults with the way I was pipetting, and the training completely corrected them. HIGHLY recommend the training!

Bobby Krumsick
MRI Global

Pipetting Proficiency Certification

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