CITI Training for Non-Biomedical Protocols

Complete the Relevant Courses

  1. Log in to the CITI Program Online. More detailed instructions can be found on Accessing CITI Program.
  2. Select View Courses next to "University of California, Santa Cruz".
  3. At the bottom of the page in the Learner Tools box, select Add a Course.
  4. For the “What type of training are you interested in?” check the box for “LabAnimal Welfare.”
  5. Select the Next button.
  6. Check the box for “C. Non Biomedical-Research.” The IACUC strongly suggests that personnel also complete “Wildlife Research” or the supplementary course (e.g., amphibians, birds, etc.) most aligned with their research subjects.
  7. If performing surgery, also check the boxes for
    • “B. Biomedical Course for Vivarium Users,”
    • “if you plan to conduct studies that have the potential to cause more than momentary pain or distress in Mice and Rats ...,"
    • and if applicable, depending on your protocol, one or both "I work with Mice" "I work with Rats."
  8. Select the Next button.
  9. The course should now appear on your My Courses tab. Select the Start Now button next to “C. Non Biomedical-Research.”
  10. Review the CITI Program Terms of Service, if you agree check the box for "I AGREE..." and select the Submit button. If you agree, you will be redirected back to the course modules—complete the required modules and associated quizzes with an aggregate score of 60% or higher. A running tally is compiled in a grade book. If you want to improve one or more quiz scores, you may repeat them.
  11. If performing surgery, also navigate back to the Main Menu complete "Aseptic Surgery" module under Optional Modules headline of “Group B: Biomedical Course for Vivarium Users” course, ”Reducing Pain and Distress in Laboratory Mice and Rats" course, and, if applicable, depending on your protocol one or both "Working with Mice in Research" and "Working with Rats in Research Settings."


View-Print-Share CITI Certificate of Completion

To view and download a certificate of training completion, go to the My Courses page and in the "Completion Record" column select View-Print-Share.