IBC Training

Required CITI Training

Training Requirements: Depending on your research, you could be required to take the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen training and/or the Yearly BioSafety training through the CITI Program website (citi.psu.edu). All assigned trainings must be completed before approval can be granted and must be updated annually.

You can find more information on CITI trainings, including instructions to access the trainings on the Penn State CITI homepage.

OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Training

OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens training in CITI is required for Penn State faculty, staff, and students who are listed on research or teaching protocols that involve the handling of human blood, blood products, body fluid, tissue and/or cell lines. This training must be updated annually.

Yearly BioSafety Training

The Yearly BioSafety training in CITI is required for all investigators and personnel who conduct research or teaching involving regulated materials, which includes infectious agents and recombinant DNA. Please reference Penn State's definition of regulated materials: RP11 - Use of Regulated and Biohazardous Materials in Research and Instruction. The CITI Program will assign the full training once every 6 years and will assign a condensed refresher course each year the full course is not assigned.

Other Training

Penn State's Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) offers a number of training classes for faculty, staff and students. Most training is specific to the work you perform in your job at the University. Please Contact EHS if you are interested in learning more about EHS training courses.