Access to the CITI Program
Answers to questions about the Clinical Research Certification and Recertification process.

How do I register?

Go to to begin your registration process or click here for  instructions.

How do I verify my training?

When you have completed the selected modules, print a hard copy of the completed Grade Book for your own records. It is not necessary to forward your completed course information to the City of Hope CRTO or IRB. Once you have successfully completed the training course, CITI will notify the CRTO directly.

Can I access certification materials outside of City of Hope?

Yes. Once you create a profile, you can access the program from any computer.

How much time will it take?

This will depend on your experience with human subject research. Individuals familiar with these topics may require three hours or less to complete all of the required training. However, on average, the Basic Course will require 4-6 hours to complete. You do not have to complete all the training at once. The online program is designed for you to work at your own pace, and allows you to exit and return at a later date to where you left off.

How do I access the recertification modules?

After creating your CITI account, and if you were previously certified to participate in human subject research at City of Hope, select the option I was previously certified to conduct human subject research at City of Hope when selecting your curriculum. You will then be asked questions that will place you appropriately into your task specific Learner Group which will guide you to the recertification curriculum.