Training & E-Learning
Our flow cytometry operator training courses are offered at our training center in San Jose, CA.
With diverse backgrounds in flow cytometry from basic research to clinical laboratory experience, our professional instructors provide you with the optimal combination of flow cytometry theory and hands-on training, to allow you to stay current with this changing technology and take full advantage of our products.
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Classroom Training Courses
BD Biosciences is an approved provider for continuing education programs offered by the following organizations:
- ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program
- Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel. CE Broker is the official tracking system used by the Florida Department of Health.
- International Cytometry Certification Examination (ICCE)
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877.232.8995, prompt 5 if you need assistance.
|Cell Analyzer Training||Duration||Location||Cat. No.|
|BD Accuri™ C6 Plus Installation and Operator Training||1 day||At your site||661269|
|BD Accuri™ C6 Plus Onsite Training||1 day||At your site||661290|
|BD Accuri™ C6 Onsite Training||1 day||At your site||656179|
|BD FACSCanto™ 10-color Clinical Flow Operator (with tube loader)||4 days||San Jose, CA||337668|
|BD FACSCanto™ II Clinical Flow Operator (with tube loader and sample preparation instruments)||4.5 days||San Jose, CA||337668|
|BD FACSCanto™ II Clinical Flow Operator (with tube loader)||4 days||San Jose, CA||337668|
|BD FACSCanto™ II Research Operator (with or without tube loader)||4.5 days||San Jose, CA||337668|
|BD FACSCanto™ II Research Operator (with or without plate loader)||4.5 days||San Jose, CA||337668|
|BD FACSCelesta™ Operator Course (with or without plate loader)||4.5 days||San Jose, CA||660680|
|BD FACSVerse™ Operator (with or without universal loader)||3 days||San Jose, CA||653727|
|BD LSRFortessa™ Operator (with or without plate loader)||4.5 days||San Jose, CA||650826|
|BD LSRFortessa™ X-20 Operator (with or without plate loader)||4.5 days||San Jose, CA||650826|
|Cell Sorter Training||Duration||Location||Cat. No.|
|BD FACSAria™ Fusion Operator||4.5 days||San Jose, CA||337667|
|BD FACSAria™ II or BD FACSAria™ III Operator||4.5 days||San Jose, CA||337667|
|BD FACSJazz™ Operator||4.5 days||San Jose, CA||656263|
|BD FACSMelody™ Onsite Training||1 day||At your site||661937|
|BD Influx™ Operator||4.5 days||San Jose, CA||653061|
|Advanced Cytometry Training||Duration||Location||Cat. No.|
|Multicolor Flow Cytometry Beyond the Basics||3 days||San Jose, CA||648422|
|The Art of Sorting Beyond the Basics||3 days||San Jose, CA||658693|
|Virtual Class Optimizing Sort Efficiency||4 hours||Online||658694|
If you are not using a training provision, you must pay tuition by check, credit card, or PO. Payment instructions will be sent to you via email after you complete online registration.
For courses held at BD, tuition includes class materials and lunches. The fee does not include hotel lodging or transportation.
Customers can cancel their registration online or by contacting
Customer cancellations received at least 21 days prior to the class start date will receive a full refund. For customer cancellations received fewer than 21 days before the start date, a fee of $250.00 may be applied and the student will be required to reimburse BD Biosciences for any costs incurred. Refunds will not be provided if a customer does not attend a class they are registered for.
BD may cancel courses due to low demand, weather, or other circumstances making it impractical to hold the course. If a course is canceled, BD will refund the course tuition in full or provide an alternative date for the course. In most cases, BD will be able to notify registrants at least 21 days prior to the start of class of a course cancellation.
Training Provisions (US only)
Training provisions are typically provided with the purchase of a flow cytometer, except for the BD Accuri C6, BD Accuri C6 Plus, BD FACSMelody, and BD FACSVia flow cytometers. A training provision is valid for attendance by one person at an operator course held at a BD Biosciences training center during the year following cytometer installation. Each provision includes lodging at a BD-selected hotel, class materials, lunches, and local transportation between a BD-selected hotel near the training center and BD Biosciences. Refer to your sales documentation for your training details.
Operator training for a particular instrument is not transferable to courses offered for other products, nor may it be exchanged for a specialty class or onsite training without an additional fee.
Locating Your Cytometer Serial Number
Serial Number Prefix
Serial Number Location
BD Accuri™ C6 and BD Accuri™ C6 Plus
|AC, 4-digit number, or R||Back of instrument, barcode label|
BD FACSAria™ Fusion
|P or R||Behind fluidics door, above fluidics tanks|
BD FACSAria™ family
|P or R||Left-side panel|
|W||Panel behind the front access door|
|BD FACSCalibur™||E||Back panel, middle|
BD FACSCanto™ II
|V or R||Left-side panel|
BD FACSCanto™ 10-Color
|H or R||Left-side panel|
|JZ or R||Left-side panel|
|Z or R||Left-hand side, bottom-left corner|
|R||Back of instrument|
|Z or R||Right-hand side, bottom-right corner|
|00- or Z||Top of main power supply|
|X or R||On the laser shutter cover|
BD™ LSR II (blue stripe)
|H||Under the lid, main chassis, right side|
BD™ LSR II (orange stripe)
|H||Under the lid, main chassis, left side|
|BD LSRFortessa™ family||H or R||Side panel, right side|