From: The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation’s Division of Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance 

The Human Research Protection Program has implemented an updated education and training program for researchers conducting human subjects research. This program was implemented on January 21, 2019 concurrent with changes to the federal regulations (the Common Rule). Researchers who had only completed the old Virginia Tech IRB training were given a two-year grace period to comply with the new training requirement.

Reminder: Any researcher that completed old Virginia Tech IRB training requirement prior to the January 21, 2019 date will have until January 2021 to complete the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Human Subjects Research Basic Course. 

To check your status:

  • Log into the Protocol Management System
  • Click on “Your CV & Training Status” on the left side of the page
  • If your training was completed before January 21, 2019 and your training type is NOT “CITI Online Training,” you will need to complete the new training requirements
  • Details on how to complete the CITI training requirement can be found here


For any questions, please contact the HRPP at