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  • Administrative Pre-announcement of Enactment of the Notice on the Curriculum for Education for Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Members and Curriculum Implementation
    • Competent Ministry : Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
    • Advance Publication of Legislation : 2023-10-26
    • Opinion Submission Deadline : 2023-11-17

1. Reasons for Enactment

This Notice integrates and announces detailed matters necessary for the curriculum for education and regular training programs to meet the qualification standards for Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) members and curriculum implementation under Article 53 and Article 57 of the Animal Protection Act and Article 32 (4) and Article 36 of the Enforcement Rule of the same Act. 

2. Major Provisions

 A. Matters concerning target learners, educational institutions, etc. (Article 3 to Article 4)

 - Target learners: Persons who intend to receive education to meet the qualification standards for IUCAC members in accordance with Article 32 (1) 3, (2) 2 and 4, and (3) 3 of the Enforcement Rule of the Animal Protection Act, and IUCAC members pursuant to Article 51 of the Animal Protection Act

 - Scope of educational institutions: Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency, private animal protection organizations, universities, Korea Agency of Education, Promotion and Information Service in Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries*

* Regular training programs only

B. Matters concerning the recognition of educational institutions (Article 5 to Article 6, [Table 1])

 - Educational institution recognition criteria: [Table 1]

 - Application forms and required documents for educational institution recognition

 ∘ Current availability of educational facilities and educational equipment

 ∘ Operation plan including the curriculum and content, etc. 

 - Method of educational institution recognition

 - Matters concerning issuance of certificates to educational institutions and applications for changes to a recognition

C. Matters concerning administration of education (Articles 7 through 12, [Table 2])

 - Educational institutions shall obtain approval of the annual education plan from the head of the Quarantine Agency, and then administer the education and report on the results.

 - The head of the Quarantine Agency may take such measures as giving guidance to educational institutions, conducting inspections, or issuing corrective or improvement orders.

 - Course duration and content: [Table 2]

D. Abolish the “Instructions on the Curriculum for Education and Curriculum Implementation Regarding Animal Protection, Animal Welfare, and Animal Testing” (Notice No. 2017-33)

Regulatory effect assessment
  • 동물실험윤리위원회 위원 교육의 내용 및 교육과정의 운영 등에 관한 고시(규제영향분석서)_20231106.hwp [download]
Legislative proposal (draft)
  • 행정예고_동물실험윤리위원회 위원의 교육 및 교육과정 운영 등에 관한 고시제정안.hwpx [download]