Last Revised: February 26, 2024

Non-affiliated students (undergraduates or postgraduates from other universities or colleges, or high school students) who plan to work in a Penn laboratory are required to take Introduction to Laboratory and Biological Safety at Penn for Non-Affiliates.  Please register for either in-person EHRS non-affiliate laboratory orientation, available at the EHRS office, or online non-affiliate laboratory orientation (not both). If you are a high school student you will also need to provide a consent form found here to your lab or program.  

Note: If a student will continue to work in a Penn laboratory after the summer or their program ends, the student will need to take the normal Penn laboratory safety training curriculum, including Management of Hazardous Waste.

If you are a program manager, or have a large group of non-affiliates, and you want an in-person EHRS orientation, please reach out through to request this orientation.  You do not need to register each individual. 

In-person EHRS Laboratory Orientation

For in-person orientation you will have an option to choose an orientation date.  2024 in-person orientation dates and times are now available for registration.  Orientation is held at the EHRS office, 3160 Chestnut Street, Suite 400, between Chestnut and Walnut Streets. 

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Online Laboratory Orientation

Once registered, you will receive a link to begin your online orientation. Orientation takes approximately 1 hour.  When finished, you will be forwarded to a confirmation page.  You will also have the option to print a certificate. 

Questions regarding orientation can be addressed during EHRS virtual office hours listed on our website or can be sent to

Online Laboratory Orientation Registration

In-Person Laboratory Orientation Registration