CIRTification Online Instructions

For community members participating in research under an Individual Investigator Agreement (HRP-508), the required human subjects research training may be completed via CIRTification Online--an online training program for community research partners, hosted by University of Illinois Chicago.  

Instructions for CIRTification Online

  • Go to 
  • Click “Register” (top right hand corner). Select “I am not from UIC.”
  • Complete the registration form. When asked to select a site, select Penn State.
  • Click “Register” to finish.
  • Visit the Course Catalog. Information about CIRTification will appear. Click “Learn More” and “Enroll” to enroll in CIRTification.
  • Complete the course.
  • Complete a knowledge quiz at the end of the program and receive a date-stamped certificate of completion.  
  • Download a copy of the completion certificate to provide to the study team along with the Individual Investigator Agreement (HRP-508).
    • The study team will provide this to the HRPP in CATS IRB on your behalf.
    • Study teams: HRP-508 can be found in the Templates tab of the Library in CATS IRB