How to access CITI


The University of Louisville uses the CITI program to provide online HIPAA Privacy training.   

To access HIPAA Privacy training in CITI, please follow the steps below. 

  1. Go to CITI website

  2. Returning Users:  Sign in on the home screen.  Select University of Louisville Courses.  Proceed to Step 9.    

  3. New Users:  click on ‘Register’ under ‘Create an Account.’  Select Your Institution or Organization:  Under ‘Search for organization:’ enter ‘University of Louisville’.  

  4. Personal Information: Enter your first and last name, as recorded with the university.  Under email use your U of L email ( as the email address.  You can add another preferred address to the Secondary email address field, if you like.  If you do not use your primary U of L email address (not your PEA) in the first email field, your training results could be delayed in posting to iRIS.   Please note: the email addresses entered here are the ones that any future password requests will be sent to; you are encouraged to use addresses that are stable and make sure to enter them without any typos. 

  5. Create Your Username and Password:  Follow the instructions on the page regarding size and criteria. The Username and Password can be anything of your choosing that is accepted by the system.

  6. Gender, Ethnicity and Race:  Enter your answers to the questions on the screen.  While you are required to answer the questions, there is an option of no disclosure, if you prefer. 

  7. Are you interested in the option of receiving Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit for completed CITI Program courses?: Answer ‘No’.  Can CITI Program contact you at a later date regarding participation in research surveys? Answer ‘No’. 

  8. Information requested by U of L:  Complete the demographic information. Fields that are marked by an asterisk are required by the system. Enter your University of Louisville Student ID # in the Employee Number field.  Enter ‘School of Medicine’ in the Department field.  Select any role in research (they are removing this field.)  Enter your cell phone number in the Office Phone field.

  9. Select “Add a Course” from the “My Learner Tools for University of Louisville.”  Select ‘I know what I need to take, just show me the full menu of courses’. Click ‘Next’.

  10. Check:  Under HIPAA Privacy, select the course you want to take.  Click ‘Next’.

  11. Click ‘Finalize Registration’.  You will be directed a menu with the courses you need to complete. 

  12. Click on the course(s) name to begin the training.  For each course, click on ‘The Integrity Assurance Statement ‘, ‘Agree’, and ‘Submit’ before beginning the course.  You must do this for each course.

  13. Upon completion of all Required Modules and achieving 80% overall correct score, a link will appear on the Grade Book page with your Completion Report.  Keep a copy of this report for your records.