For principle investigators, training must be completed prior to the submission of the IACUC protocol. IACUC members must complete the training within sixty days of appointment to the committee or at least prior to providing guidance/voting information regarding IACUC protocols.

St. Cloud State University uses the CITI Training solution to provide online training for various learner groups served on campus. In coordination with Academic Affairs, the IACUC has determined the following learner groups and faculty can require any other additional modules as they deem appropriate for the humane care and treatment of animals:

  • IACUC – Faculty Submitting Protocols
  • IACUC – Member
  • IACUC – Graduate Student Researchers
  • IACUC – Undergraduate Student Researchers
  • IACUC – Vivarium Workers
  • IACUC – Students in Class

Existing User
If you are an existing user, log into your account and click on Add a Course or Update Your Learner Groups for St. Cloud State University to view all courses available.

Registering as a New User for IACUC Training
Follow these steps to register for your IACUC training program from CITI. Under Create an Account, click on Register. Select Your Organization Affiliation by querying for the word Cloud and St. Cloud State University should appear in the drop down list. Note there should not be a charge to take this training as SCSU covers the annual fee.

Consistent with the Animal Welfare Act, St. Cloud State University registers as a research facility through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).
APHIS provides leadership for determining standards of humane care and treatment of animals. APHIS implements those standards and achieves compliance through inspection, education and cooperative efforts. For more information, visit their website: