CITI Program

Special Instructions for VA Personnel before they begin CITI coursework.


A curriculum for your course in the protection of human subjects has been established by the VA PRIDE office to meet annual training mandates established by VA policy. A new three-stage curriculum was created in 2007 to take advantage of both new VA coursework and the ever-expanding catalog of coursework available through CITI. You have already navigated through the CITI enrollment process at this point and should be ready to take the required VA training. If you have any problems, comments, or suggestions about the

  • VA human subjects protection and GCP curriculum, contact Lynn Cates (
  • CITI site and navigation through it, contact Mike Fallon ( or Alice Huang (

After you complete the required curriculum, you will be able to complete additional optional modules that may be of interest to you.

The VA has established a minimum "passing" aggregate score of 80% for all quizzes. If you want to improve a score on a quiz, you may revisit the content and repeat any quiz.   The software will remember your best score. 

Download a Completion Report as evidence that you have met your requirements (use the "View course completion history for {your institution} and print completion certificates" link in the list of learner utilities). Forward the completion report to your IRB Office.

Remember you do not need to take all modules in one sitting. You are encouraged to complete the course in multiple login sessions.

  • If you forget your username or password, you can retrieve them via email using links on the home page.
  • If that approach is unsuccessful, you can call the CITI help desk at 305-243-7970.