Become a Member

ABSA Member-Get-A-Member Referral Program


"By being an ABSA member, I don’t feel “alone” in biosafety.  Whether it’s through my ties to the PPB instructor group or through the connection to the broader biosafety community that ABSA encompasses, I know that I can always get help on just about any biosafety issue with just a call, email, or text message."


Membership Brochure(PDF 3.5MB)


Online Membership Application

(For student membership please contact the ABSA office.)

Online Membership Renewal Application


Update your Membership Information


Emeritus Application(PDF 91KB)


Application for CBSP/RBP Emeritus Membership(PDF 77KB)


ABSA Mentoring Process

ABSA International was founded in 1984 to promote biosafety as a scientific discipline and serve the growing needs of biosafety professionals throughout the world. The Association’s goals are to provide a professional association that represents the interests and needs of practitioners of biological safety, and to provide a forum for the continued and timely exchange of biosafety information.


Persons interested in joining ABSA or renewing their membership may complete an application on-line, e-mail info@absa.org, or phone the ABSA Office at (847) 949-1517.

(For student membership please contact the ABSA office.)



"Being an ABSA member has enabled me to have collaborative input into initiatives (such as the ANSI standard on BSL-3 ventilation performance verification) that have significant impacts on biorisk management."

Core Purpose

ABSA International is dedicated to promoting and expanding biological safety expertise.

Core Values

Ethics Statement

Members of ABSA International are expected to conduct themselves in an ethical manner as they practice their profession. ABSA International members should:


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