The 2011 Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals has required that institutions place importance on assuring that staff working with animals are trained and competent to perform their work. Training can be provided in a number of ways, to include didactic, hands-on, webinars, seminars to name a few. Training is typically provided by staff members that have received specific training on effective delivery of training. During the training process, it is helpful to assess the trainee's knowledge to assure understanding of the content. A final assessment should be completed to verify that the person is competent and has the skills needed to perform the task. There are a variety of ways that institutions administer the programs of training. Development of further standards and expectations for global programs within the laboratory animal community could provide advancement for the field. This presentation will clarify pertinent training definitions around competency and proficiency as well as discuss how two global companies work to meet regulations on training programs while harmonizing programs across global sites.