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Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science Certification

The Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science Certification verifies individuals have acquired the foundational knowledge and skills to pursue a career within the animal science industry.


Meeting the Industry Need

The certification assesses industry-valued and industry-recognized standards produced by Elanco, a global company developing products to improve animal health and protein production in more than 90 countries. Due to their leadership in the field of animal science, employers — veterinarians, animal health-care providers, zoologists, feed sales/consultants, sales representatives, livestock farm managers/herdsman, etc.— recognize the value behind the Elanco brand.

The certification validates individuals are more qualified and prepared to enter a wide variety of roles in one of the largest industries in the world. Additionally, the certification allows employers to identify and connect with more skilled candidates, filling gaps in the labor market and jumpstarting individuals’ careers.


Discover job opportunities aligned with the skills acquired through this certification.

Entering a career in Animal Science promises a bright future, with the industry expected to grow by 15% by 2030 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, offering ample opportunities for individuals passionate about agriculture and animal welfare to thrive.

Related Occupations

  • Animal Scientists
  • Animal Breeders
  • Feedlot Manager
  • Livestock Buyer

Industry Standards

The certification exam consists of 100 questions and assesses knowledge and concepts from the following weighted industry standards:


General Animal Science
  • Origin & Evolution of Livestock
  • Terms & Terminology
  • External Anatomy
  • Meat Inspection Regulations
  • Harvesting Process



Animal Breeding
  • Animal Microgenetics
  • Breeding Systems
  • Breeding Methods
  • Cloning



Animal Health & Wellness
  • Common Diseases
  • Common Parasites
  • Injection Methods
  • Injection & Vaccination Rules and Regulations



Species Identification
  • Digestive Systems
  • Digestive Requirements & Nutritional Needs
  • Balanced Rations
  • Feeds & Additives
  • Hays & Legumes



Animal Management Practices (Beef Cattle, Sheep, Goat & Swine)
  • Production Systems
  • Handling & Equipment
  • Nutrition & Health
  • Selection & Breeding
  • Management Practices



Optional Cert Prep


Optional Certification Preparation Materials

The iCEV online curriculum platform offers a variety of preparatory content and resources designed to prepare individuals to earn industry certifications.

Certifications give learners an opportunity to showcase their skills and knowledge to potential employers. Discover the value industry leaders see in these certifications.

About Elanco

Elanco is a global animal health company that develops products and knowledge services to prevent and treat disease in food animals and pets in more than 90 countries. With a 64-year heritage, Elanco rigorously innovates to improve the health of animals and benefit customers, while fostering an inclusive, cause-driven culture for more than 5,800 employees. Elanco is driven by their vision of food and companionship enriching life - all to advance the health of animals, people and the planet.

"Career opportunities within animal health are more vast and evolving than ever before. It is key for students to understand the dynamics of this highly innovative space and get real-world training from experts in the field."

Eric Schilling
Director of Learning & Development

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If you do not have a certification number, please contact our customer support team to verify your candidate at: or 1-800-922-9965.

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