Collaborative Institutional Training (CITI) Program

Stanislaus State offers access to web-based training in multiple areas of research ethics and compliance training.  Students, faculty, and staff can receive training in:

  • Human Research Subjects Protection
  • Animal Care and Use
  • Responsible Conduct of Research

Those involved in research are currently highly encouraged to complete the training. Signing up is easy and free.

As of August 22, 2022, all investigators engaged in human subjects research will be required to have completed the appropriate CITI course at the time of submission to the IRB. 

Access the CITI Training Programs

Getting Started and Registration

Go to the CITI Website to create an account.  

PDF registration guide

Video registration guide

How long does it take to complete CITI training?

The CITI training program is set up as a series of short (5-15 minute) modules that can be taken at any time from anywhere.  The total time required depends on your selected training program, the Responsible Conduct of Research modules typically take about 1 - 1 1/2 hours to complete.

Is there a passing grade requirement for the CITI training?

At the end of each module within the training course, there is a 5 question quiz.  In order to successfully complete the CITI training program, you must have an average score across all modules of at least 80%. Quizzes can be retaken until a passing score is achieved. 

Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate valid for three years.

If you need help or have any questions please email ORSP or call us at 667-3493.

Updated: February 12, 2024