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BACE Approved in Oregon and Alabama!

Biotility is excited to announce that the Biotechnician Assistant Credentialing Exam (BACE) has been approved in two more states, bringing the total of states that have formally adopted Biotility’s bioscience credentialing exam at the state level to 14.


OREGON: The Oregon Department of Education has added the BACE to its list of approved Industry Recognized Credentials (IRCs).
ALABAMA: The BACE credential was approved as a new Career Readiness Indicator (CRI) for the Biomedical Science and Health Science programs in Alabama for the 2023-24 school year.


Industry-recognized credentials reflect the specific competencies needed for a given industry or occupational area (in our case, the biosciences). IRCs are tied to states’ federal funding (such as the Perkins Act) of the programs to which the credentials are tied. The BACE is impacting critical programs, students, and the entire bioscience industry at the national level.

The BACE is a national industry-recognized exam that assesses core competencies identified as valuable to the bioscience industry. It is the industry standard for documenting mastery of competencies and skills valued when hiring for technician-level positions. Credential earners report feeling more prepared for the workforce, and biotechnology industry employers applaud the credential for helping to identify qualified job candidates.


BACE Exam Site registration for the 2023-2024 school year opens in September. Stay tuned to our website, newsletters, and social media channels for more information.

Biotility at the University of Florida is committed to providing high-quality education and training to facilitate the professional growth of each participant. Our short-courses are attended by professionals, students preparing to enter industry careers, and researchers, all of whom seek to expand and deepen their knowledge in technical and regulatory details unique to biotechnology industries and translational research.