General Information

All persons whose research activities include use of or access to technologies that may be subject to U.S. export control laws must understand their obligations under these laws.

The University uses the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) web-based courses to satisfy this requirement for UMBC researchers, but provides other opportunites as well. If you are not sure which course is most applicable to your area, contact the Office for Research Protections and Compliance at 410‐455‐2737 or compliance@umbc.edu.

Registering for Courses

Open the below documents to obtain more information on how to register with CITI to take this course; then log into CITI (www.citiprogram.org).

How to register for the CITI Export Control Training Course

 Copies of Training Completion Reports

Once the training module is completed, you may print a copy of your training completion report by logging into CITI (www.citiprogram.org), using your username and password, and clicking the "Print" link under the Completion Reports column in My Courses.

Already registered on CITI and want to add or update a training module? Look here.

Taken training at another instituion and want to switch to UMBC? Click here.

Descriptions of Export Contorl Training Courses Available

Course Module Name Recommended for Description
U.S. Export Control Regulations: General Overview
  • Investigators and research staff who plan to use of or access to technologies that may be subject to U.S. export control laws

This course provides an introduction to the nature, purpose, and scope of the major U.S. export control regulations. It defines key terms and concepts inthe export control regulations and identifies the major effects of export controls on research in higher education institutions.

Reading, reviewing and completing the module and quizzes will take approximately 1 hour.The passing score for the CITI courses is 75% .

Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
  • Investigators and research staff who plan to learn about federal regulations regarding export control
This module provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Reading, and reviewing the module and quizzes will take approximately 15 minutes.
International Traffic in Arms Regulations(ITAR)
  • Investigators and research staff who plan to learn about federal regulations regarding export control
This module provides an introduction to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) of the U.S. Department of State. Reading, and reviewing the module and quizzes will take approximately 15 minutes.
The Office of Foreign Assets Control(OFAC)
  • Investigators and research staff who plan to learn about federal regulations regarding export control
This module providesan overview of the functions of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Reading, and reviewing the module and quizzes will take approximately 15 minutes.

Additional Training and Education

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

View the 15 part education series, sponored by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, that describes export control, the regulations and other considerations related to these laws.

Bureau of Industry and Security

On-line Training Room
Online Training - Exporting EAR 99 items
Decision Tree Tool Kit - web-based decision tools that will assist users in understanding and applying the Commerce Control List (CCL) Order of Review and "Specially Designed" Definition.

UMBC Presentations

Export control presentation - Business Managers (02/08/2011)
Export Control Regulations for Researchers (03/09/2011)

UMBC’s Office of Research Protections and Compliance provides a wide variety of training.  ORPC has presented to departments, labs and administrative groups on campus.  We would be more than happy to meet with you or your unit.  Please feel free to contact us at compliance@umbc.edu.

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