Charges for Operator Training: Effective October 1, 2016

To help offset the instrument time for training and ensure priority to users that have active research needs, the CAF will implement a modest charge for training. The cost of training is a flat fee per user and depends on the tool. The fees, an outline of what is covered in training and a schedule for training are posted at below. The training will explicitly be for users to learn the safe operation of the instrument. It is not intended to provide theory or solving a specific research need. Once training is complete, the user must demonstrate adequate and safe operation of the tool in the presence of the CAF staff prior to being granted operator status. Failure to do so will result in re-training. Experienced users can request unrestricted access through current CAF policies. As with the current CAF policy, all training is done through the CAF staff. Power users are faculty who contribute more than 150 paid hours of instrument time each year. Power users can have new users trained with no charge for training.

Fees for training:

JEOL 8600 EPMA  $300
XL-30 SEM (required for JEOL 7000 and FIB training)  $300
JEOL 7000 FE-SEM  $300
QUANTA 200 3D dual beam FIB/SEM  $300
LYRA dual beam FIB-FESEM  $300
Bruker D8 XRD  $50
XPS  $300