CITI Training Support

What is CITI?

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program is a leading provider of research ethics, compliance, and professional development education. Many organizations and more than 1 million learners from around the world utilize CITI online courses annually. The Office of Human Research Affairs at Albert Einstein College of Medicine has subscribed to the CITI Program for its human subjects training requirements, as well as many other research training topics.

Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Health Systems Required Courses

All Einstein and Montefiore researchers and key personnel must complete the assigned CITI modules for certification in Human Subject Protection (HSP) Training. iRIS will not accept name of any researchers and key personnel who have not completed the required CITI training.

Initial training requirements are satisfied by completing at least one of the following:

  • A CITI Basic Course in human subjects research (estimated to take 4-6 hours)
    The CITI Basic course offers a broad base of educational material for all individuals who are involved in the conduct of human subject research. The Einstein IRB requirements for completion of this tutorial have been structured to offer each researcher a program that has been tailored to address issues associated with their area of study. (Required)
  • CRTP Students: Both semesters of Dr. Macklin’s Research Ethics course

In addition to one of the above options, completion of the Good Clinical Practice Course (GCP) is also required for new and ongoing clinical studies that involve the testing of drugs or devices, including all FDA-registered studies as well as investigator-initiated protocols. Please see the “Training and Education Requirements” section for more information.

Note: All investigators must renew their CITI training certifications every 5 years in order to be certified in Human Subjects Protection (HSP) training.

Accessing your CITI Account

If you already have a CITI account with another institution, it is imperative that you add Albert Einstein College of Medicine as your affiliation and complete the required training for compliance with the Einstein IRB. For instructions on how to add a new affiliation are available here.

Go to and click the “LOG IN” button.

CITI Login Screenshot

Enter the email and password combination you used when you created your CITI account (if you created your account while at a different institution, your log in email may not be your Montefiore Einstein email address!)

CITI Login Screenshot

Once logged in, you will see a welcome screen and a list of your Institutions (if you are affiliated with more than one institution). Click on the “View Courses” button next to Albert Einstein College of Medicine to see the courses available for Einstein.

Go to and click the “Register”; button located in the top right corner of the homepage.

CITI Create Account Screenshot

Step 1: Enter “Albert Einstein College of Medicine” in the Select Your Organization Affiliation field, click the “I AGREE to the…” box, then the “I affirm…” box.

CITI Organization Screenshot

Step 2: Select Continue to Create Your CITI Program Username/Password

  • The email address you associate with your account will be your contact address for announcements and assistance
  • Enter your first and last name along with your email address. Please enter your name here as you would like it to appear on your completion report
  • Secondary email address is not required; however it is encouraged. It will assist in the recovery of your account if you forget your username or password and no longer have access to your primary email address
CITI Username Screenshot

Step 3: Choose a username, password, and security question. Note: Passwords are case sensitive.

CITI Security Questions Screenshot

Step 4: Enter your Country of Residence as requested

CITI Country Screenshot

Step 5: <Optional> If you wish to seek CEU credits, you will need to fill out the information on this screen; any cost associated is your responsibility.

CITI CEU Credits Screenshot

Step 6: These fields are Montefiore Einstein specific.

Please fill out all required fields (noted with a red*). Please ensure your Institutional Email Addressis entered correctly as OHRA uses this to upload your CITI completion record and it must match our records.

CITI Montefiore Einstein Screenshot

Step 7: Please indicate with which institution you are affiliated

CITI Institution Screenshot

Now your new affiliation should show up when you log into CITI

When you log onto CITI, scroll down past the courses you have yet to complete or have already completed to the bottom of the page until you see the following:

CITI Learner Tools Screenshot

Click on “Add a Course”

CITI Question 1 Screenshot

Select your affiliation, then click “Next”

CITI Question 2 Screenshot

Select “Good Clinical Practice (GCP)”, then click “Next”

CITI Question 6 Screenshot

Select the appropriate answer (If this is your first time taking the course, select the Basic option)

CITI Active Courses Screenshot

You will now see the course appear under your list of courses to begin

Go to and click the “LOG IN” button.

CITI Print Screenshot

Click on the “View Courses” button next to Albert Einstein College of Medicine

CITI Institutional Courses Screenshot

Scroll down through the list of your completed courses until you see the course, “Group 2. Biomedical Research with Drugs/Devices”, then click the “View – Print – Share Record” button

CITI View/Print/Share Screenshot

Click on the “View/Print” button under “Completion Report”

CITI View/Print Screenshot

This will open up a .pdf document that can be saved to your device or printed out. Please note the following before you submit this document:

  • It must be a Coursework Requirements Report (NOT a Coursework Transcript Report)
  • The expiration date must be current
  • Reported Score must be greater than the Minimum Passing score.
CITI Report Screenshot