Training

To help customers take full and immediate advantage of their BD products' capabilities, BD Biosciences offers training for instruments, software, and applications. The wide range of product courses includes hands-on, instructorled training, as well as e-learning in instructor led virtual classrooms, self-paced study, and online webinars.

Instructors
Courses are led by professional instructors with extensive flow cytometry experience gained in research and clinical laboratories.

CE programs
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.
  • ASCP Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) for Specialist in Cytometry (SCYM)

Contact
Contact traininginfo@bd.com or call 877.232.8995, prompt 5 if you need assistance.

Classroom based

Our professional instructors, who have diverse backgrounds from basic research to clinical laboratory experience, 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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Course catalog numbers

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 661290
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 days San Jose, CA 337668
BD FACSCanto™ II Research Operator (with or without plate loader) 4 days San Jose, CA 337668
BD FACSCelesta™ Operator Course (with or without plate loader) 4 days San Jose, CA 660680
BD FACSVerse™ Operator (with or without universal loader) 3 days At your site 653727
BD LSRFortessa™ Operator (with or without plate loader) 4 days San Jose, CA 650826
BD LSRFortessa™ X-20 Operator (with or without plate loader) 4 days San Jose, CA 650826
Cell sorter training Duration Location Cat. no.
Duration Location
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 At your site 657174
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

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 your registration has been processed.

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, by telephone or email.

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.

Online courses

View courses at your own pace. Our self-paced e-learning courses can be used for basic learning or to refresh and reinforce what you learned in class.

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