As of November 2017, some of the online biosafety trainings provided by Risk Management & Safety have been replaced with Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program trainings.

New required CITI trainings

  • CITI BSL-1 Basic Course (required for personnel working in a BSL-1 lab)
  • CITI BSL-2 Basic Course (required for personnel working in a BSL-2 lab)
  • CITI OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens (required annually for workers at risk for contact with human blood, tissues, human cell lines, or other potentially infectious material)

Instructions for Logging into CITI

  1. Open your browser and go to the CITI Login Page.
  2. Then, click "Log In Through My Institution", scroll down to click on “University of Vermont” and use your UVM Net ID and password to sign in.
  3. Make sure you have an active UVM NetID in order to log in. If you haven’t updated your password in the past year, you may need to go to UVM's Account Management page to change your NetID password or reset a forgotten password.
  4. If you haven’t associated your UVM account with CITI, you will be prompted to choose whether you already have a CITI Program account, or if you need to create one. If you have set up a CITI account in the past, choose the first option and follow the instructions to link your UVM account. Otherwise, choose the second option and select “Click here to create a new CITI Program account.” If you do not receive these prompts, then proceed to step 6.
  5. From the Main Menu, select “University of Vermont Courses." Then, select “Add a Course.”
  6. Check “IBC - Biosafety” and click Next. Then, choose the applicable options and click "Next" until you are finished adding courses. You must click "Other IBC Courses" to get to the Bloodborne Pathogens training.
  7. The course(s) will now be added to your UVM course listing! Click on the newly added course within “University of Vermont Courses” to begin the training.
  8. Complete the Integrity Assurance Statement and then begin working through the course modules. Note: You only need to take the modules listed under “Required Modules” to complete the course and that supplemental modules may be available to you as a member of the UVM research community.


For anyone listed on an active IBC or IACUC protocol, more information is available from the Research Protections Office.