CITI Training

CSUF requires investigators, co- investigators, coordinators and key personnel involved (Including all persons who will be directly responsible for the study management, data collection, consent process, data analysis, transcription, participant recruitment, or follow up) in research to complete CITI training. CITI is a leading provider of research education training. The university requires re-training every five years. For CITI training options, visit the CITI website at http://www.citiprogram.orgOpens in new window. Instructions for creating a new CITI account are listed below. If you have any further questions, contact the research compliance coordinator at Any research compliance application will not be processed until all personnel have completed CITI training.

CITI Course Required by CSUF IRB (human participant training)

Research personnel engaged in human participant research is required to take the course titled, “Social & Behavioral Researcher Investigators.” If you are not taking this one then you are taking the wrong one.

Please be aware that completion of the required modules for “Social & Behavioral Researcher Investigators” takes about 2 to 3 hours; all modules do not have to be completed during "one" on-line session. To re-enter the course, remember to SAVE your "username" and "password."

After you have completed your course, save a copy of the Completion Report so you can submit with your IRB Application. Final approval of new studies will not be granted until CITI "Completion Report" has been received.

Additional optional training modules can be completed based on the research areas. For example, research personnel conducting international research can benefit from taking the 'international research' optional module.

Be advised that the CSUF CITI modules are specific to the CSUF IRB requirements. Other agencies and institutions may have their own training requirements and are not obligated to accept completion of the CSUF CITI training in place of those requirements. When conducting research with another institution or in conjunction with another agency, you may be required by the institution or agency to complete their specific training requirements (such as additional CITI modules), and/or complete refresher courses according to their renewal requirements (which may be more frequent than the CSUF requirement of every 5 years).

Creating a New CITI Account

Instructions on how to create a new CITI account click HERE.