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.

A listing of our courses offered is shown below. To view courses and schedules, click Browse Courses (does not require a user account). To register, click Sign In (user account required).

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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 traininginfo@bd.com 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

Tuition Payment

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.


  

Cancellation Policy

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

Cytometer
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

BD FACSArray™

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

V Left-side panel

BD FACSCelesta™

H or R Left-side panel

BD FACSJazz™

JZ or R Left-side panel

BD FACSLyric™

Z or R Left-hand side, bottom-left corner

BD FACSMelody™

R Back of instrument

BD FACSVerse™

Z or R Right-hand side, bottom-right corner

BD Influx™

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