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Recertification Training

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Human Research Protection Program has developed a compliance training recertification requirement for researchers who are engaged in human subjects research. PIs must complete recertification within five years of their initial HSR compliance training, and then complete recertification every five years. Study team members must complete recertification within three years of their initial HSR compliance training, and then complete recertification every three years.

Who needs it?

  • Principal Investigators (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.
  • For all other study team members, recertification will include 4 required online modules and 2 additional courses available for choosing.  Online modules will be available through CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative); registration for the CITI courses is available via myLearning.


  • Non-affiliated study team members and Clinical Research Network (CRN) study team members may submit their compliance training recertification for Basic Human Subjects Research (BHSR) from CITI, their local institution or another institution, such as NIH.
  • For eIRB applications that are determined to be not human subjects research (NHSR),  recertification is not required.

How do I register?

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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