Human Subject Protection Training in CITI

Initial Training Course


Human Subject Protection Training should be completed through Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), a web-based ethics training program for those conducting or reviewing research with human subjects. 

CITI training must complete with a minimum score of 90 percent. Each course module may be re-taken as many times as necessary to obtain a 90 percent average overall.

Follow the steps below to sign up for the CITI course:

Step 1: Go to

    Step 2: Select “Register” under Create an account

    Step 3: Search for/select organization “Texas A&M University” and select “Continue to step 2” to continue CITI registration

    Step 4: Enter the following information

    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Email address- the email used needs to match the email address in My Assistant information in iRIS. CITI allows two email addresses to be given in case a researcher wants an additional email used

    Step 5: Enter the following information

    • User Name
    • Password

    Step 6: Enter demographic information

    Step 7: Determine if Continuing Education Credits are applicable to you

    Step 8: Provide additional information requested by Texas A&M

    Step 9: Select courses appropriate to the type of research you conduct:

    • Group 1: Biomedical Research Investigators and Key Personnel
    • Group 2: Social and Behavioral Research Investigators and Key Personnel


    Please note that the Responsible Conduct of Research training does NOT fulfill the human subjects training requirement of the Human Subjects Protection Program.

    Existing accounts in CITI

    • Please note courses can always be updated by selecting “Add a Course or Update Learner Groups” from your CITI home page.
    • When refresher trainings are due, you should receive an email from CITI to login and complete the appropriate training. Follow the directions in the email to login and complete the required refresher trainings. If logging in to CITI directly, a link to the refresher training should be on your CITI home page.

    CITI Online Refresher Course


    Human subjects' training must be renewed every five years, i.e., before the five-year anniversary of the investigator's most recent human subjects in research training. The online refresher course provided by CITI takes approximately one hour to complete. CITI provides a 30, 60, and 90 day reminder on expiration dates.

    Follow the steps below to sign up for the CITI Refresher Course:

    • Step 1: Go to
    • Step 2: Log in with username and password
    • Step 3: Under "My Courses," enter the course entitled "Human Research"
    • Step 4: Complete the "Integrity Assurance Statement"
    • Step 5: Completing the "Integrity Assurance Statement" will allow entrance into each required module:
      • "How to Complete the CITI Refresher Course and Receive the Completion Report"
      • "Refresher Course 101 Introduction"
      • Modules 1-5

    The course may be re-taken as many times as necessary to obtain a 90 percent average overall. Investigators can re-enter the modules with their lowest score and re-take the associated quizzes to reach a score of 90 percent.


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