1. Enroll for CITI if not already – see First Time Instructions for assistance. Be sure to register as a Montana State University user.

2. Login to your account at and navigate to the Main Menu.

3. Under “My Learner Tools for Montana State University, choose “Add a Course or Update Learner Groups.”

Add A Course

4. Under Question 5, make your RCR Course Selection. Choose one of the top five choices and select the option that best represents the field you are researching. These RCR courses contain the same core RCR curriculum. 

Question 5

5. Click “Submit.”

6. Back in your Main Menu, select the RCR Course you chose. Complete the Integrity Assurance Statement and begin your modules. All required modules must be completed in order to obtain a CITI certificate.


Please Note: It typically takes at least 3 hours to complete all required modules in any RCR course, but you can stop and start without losing your progress for all completed module quizzes. RCR Training Certificates are valid for 3 years, and then the course should be repeated for a refresher. For additional assistance, see CITI’s Guide To Enroll in a CourseGuide to CITI Navigation, or contact ORC personnel listed in the left side nav.