2022-2023 Courses
1 Full Training- 3 months (no experience required) ($20,000)

This course will offer the full gamut of skills for a completely trained embryologist. Beginning with the basics of female and male reproduction and endocrinology, sterile technique through the high tech procedures of ICSI and Biopsy. Students will have extensive hands on skills training each day with documentation of each of their tasks. Evaluations will be performed on a regular basis to determine proficiency before moving on to the next level of training. Students will learn both bench techniques as well as a thorough understanding and depth of knowledge in the science behind all embryology techniques. Each student will have the ability to troubleshoot in the lab. Click here for the full course syllabus. Upon completion of this course, you will be marketable as a completely trained embryologist.

This intensive training course is equivalent to two years of training on the job. A non-refundable 50% Deposit required to hold your spot. Full fee is due 5 days before onset of course.

This course meets Monday thru Friday 8am to 4pm.  Over 440 hours of hands on training. There is a max of 12 students in this course.

Embryology Basics Boot Camp – 5 weeks (no experience necessary) ($10,000)

This accelerated course will offer training in all aspects of the IVF lab apart from ICSI and Biopsy. The course is designed to jump start a new trainee embryologist so they can be functioning quickly in the clinical laboratory. This will allow existing staff to focus on the workload without the distraction of training a new embryologist. After taking this course, you should be able to transition to the clinical setting quickly and function well with dish prep, andrology, embryo handling, egg retrievals, stripping, vitrification, warming, and embryo transfers.

You will have a solid understanding of the science behind the procedures including female/male reproduction, endocrinology, cryobiology, embryo development, and culture media. Both murine and human embryos are used to practice and achieve competency. Other topics covered are safety, transport of tissue, EMR, QC/QA/QM, FDA, CAP, equipment, and air quality. Each student will be thoroughly evaluated with WEST competency assessments for each task and training forms will be documented to monitor the amount of exposure to each skill.

There is a max of 12 students in this course. It meets Monday through Friday 8am-4pm with extra time allotted if necessary to become fully competent.
Non-refundable full tuition is due to reserve a space in this course on a first come first served basis. Most courses fill 6 months in advance. Please complete the application form to be considered for a spot.

This is a 40-hour course that will bring an embryologist to a fully trained competent level before returning to their lab. Each student will have a minimum of 20 hours of time on the manipulator with one on one training to perfect their skills. Students will have experience with over 100 eggs to ICSI and document development post-manipulation. Upon completion of this course, the student will be ready to return to their lab to test their abilities with human eggs.

A non-refundable 50% Deposit required to hold your spot. Full fee is due 5 days before onset of course.

1-week ICSI course ($5,000)

This is a 40-hour course that will bring an embryologist to a fully trained competent level before returning to their lab. Each student will have a minimum of 20 hours of time on the manipulator with one on one training to perfect their skills. Students will have experience with over 100 eggs to ICSI and document development post-manipulation. Upon completion of this course, the student will be ready to return to their lab to test their abilities with human eggs.

A non-refundable 50% Deposit required to hold your spot. Full fee is due 5 days before onset of course.

1-week Biopsy course ($5,000)

This is a 40-hour course for an embryologist to become proficient in embryo biopsy. Each student will have a minimum of 20 hours of time on the manipulator with one on one training to perfect their skills. Students will have experience with over 50 embryos to biopsy and document development post-manipulation. At the completion of this course, the student will be ready to return to their lab to test their abilities with human embryos.

A non-refundable 50% Deposit required to hold your spot. Full fee is due 5 days before onset of course.

professional staff
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Debbie Venier, MS, TS
Co-Founder / Director of Training
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Bill Venier, M.Sc., TS, ELD
Co-Founder / Trainer