If you have taken human subjects protection training through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) AND your training was affiliated with the U.S. Air Force Surgeon General’s Office, but it has been three years or more, you must renew your CITI training. Please follow the instructions below to renew your CITI training. Your certificate must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the expiration of your previous year training or if submitting a new study, include both your CITI and NIH certificates as separate supporting documents with your IRB submission.
NOTE: Protocols that include investigators who have not had the appropriate annual training will not be reviewed until the appropriate training certificates are received.
Go to www.citiprogram.org and login to your account
1. Select “U.S. Air Force Surgeon General’s Office Courses” from the blue list of institutions with which your account is affiliated
a.This will open a white and pink shaded list of courses you’ve completed for this institution, as well as a box titled “My Learner Tools” immediately below the list of courses.
2. Click on “Add a Course or Update Learner Groups,” the first link in the “My Learner Tools” box
a. This will open a new page with two questions. The answers to these questions will dictate your CITI “Curriculum.”
b.The answers to these questions do not re-set, so if you have taken a course for this institution before “Question 1” should already have an answer.
i.If Question 1 already has an answer, do not change it unless your IRB role has changed since your last training. Changing your answer will enroll you in a new CITI course.
ii.If Question 1 does not already have an answer, answer the question by selecting the radio-button next to the Group that best describes your IRB role.
3. Scroll down the page until you see “Question 2.” At this point Question 2 is not required and I recommend skipping it.
4. Click “Submit.”
a.This will take you back to the “Main Menu” with the “U.S. Air Force Surgeon General’s Office Courses” list open.
5. If you have any trouble with the above directions please contact CITI Support Desk for trouble-shooting.