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CITI Program

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative at the University of Miami


The ACU series covers general principles of the ethical care and use of animals in research, training, and testing. It is designed to meet U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) requirements for basic training in the humane care and use of animals.

Courses within the ACU series are designed to help investigators and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) members work more productively. Additional courses are designed for IACUC chairs, IACUC community members, and institutional officials (IOs), as well as individuals seeking training on aseptic surgery, post-procedure care, post-approval monitoring, and wildlife research.

Animal-specific courses focus on research involving amphibians, cats, cattle, dogs, ferrets, fish, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, horses, mice, non-human primates, rabbits, rats, reptiles, sheep and goats, swine, and zebrafish.

For a listing, description, language availability, and recommended use of each module in the ACU series, download the ACU Catalog (PDF file).

For recommendations on using this series, download Using CITI Program Content: Animal Care and Use (PDF file).


ACU content is suitable for Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) members, investigators, research assistants, animal workers, and staff.

Pricing and Subscription Options

Available to subscribing organizations as a part of the base subscription. Independent Learner registration is available for $100 USD.


View the list of courses approved for CE credits and units.