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Recertification Training

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Human Research Protection Program has implemented a compliance training recertification requirement for Principal Investigators who are engaged in human subjects research. To complete recertification PIs must earn a total of 100 points by completing a variety of learning activities, including online and instructor-led courses and in-person workshops. Each activity is assigned a point value, with more points being offered for in-person and instructor-led continuing education sessions compared to online modules.

Who needs it?

PIs must complete recertification within five years of their initial  HSR compliance training and then complete recertification every five years.

Exceptions: For eIRB applications that are determined to be not human subjects research (NHSR) PI recertification is not required. 

How do I register?

PIs should register for recertification courses through myLearning.  To see a list of available courses and to track your recertification progress log in to your myLearning account at

Please note: you MUST enroll in the available modules and lectures through the recertification tool. You will receive credit for only those items listed in the recertification tool.

Limited other learning activities at the institutional, departmental or divisional levels--such as Grand Rounds, lectures, conferences or seminars--may qualify for points toward recertification.  The content must focus on research ethics and the activity must be approved well in advance by the Human Research Protection Program.  Those wishing to apply for recertification points for their learning activity should complete this request form.




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