Missouri State University

Animal Care and Use Training


In accordance with the federal regulations, the University shall provide training for all personnel involved in animal care and use.  No persons covered by the University Policy are permitted to be involved in the care and use of animals until they have been certified as completing the training prescribed by the ORC and their supervisor.


This training is required for all covered persons involved with the care and use of animals.  The Animal Care & Use Online Basic Training is administered by CITI.  All animal researchers must also complete an online basic training refresher course every three years.  See below for specific instructions.

  • Survival Surgery Training

In addition to the Animal Care & Use Online Basic Training, this training is required for all covered persons dealing specifically with survival surgeries.  The Missouri State Attending Veterinarian will provide hands-on training.  If personnel will be conducting surgery on mice or rats, they are required to complete the CITI Module: Reducing Pain and Distress in Laboratory Mice & Rats.

  • Laboratory/Field Training

Faculty or staff conducting educational and research activities involving animals are responsible for providing their staff, students, and volunteers with training on specific hazards associated with their activities, as well as procedures and equipment to be use to reduce risks.


As of May 2010, researchers must complete online training administered through CITI.  To reprint your CITI training certificate, please login to your CITI account.

Prior to May 2010, researchers needing a copy of their Online Animal Care & Use training from Missouri State's training module can search the following database: Reprint Missouri State Online Animal Training Module Certificate


  1. Go to: https://www.citiprogram.org
  2. For new users, click “Register Here”   (Returning Users can logon using existing name and password)
  3. Click "Submit"
  4. Number 1, choose “Missouri State University”
  5. Number 2, create a Username and Password, following the guidelines provided.
  6. Number 3, choose a Security Question and provide an answer.
  7. Number 4, enter your First and Last Name.  (MSU prefers you do not use nicknames for ease of contact)
  8. Number 5, enter your Preferred Email Address.  (MSU prefers you use the MSU email for ease of contact)
  9. Number 6, click "No"
  10. Number 7, choose "No, I am not interested at any price"
  11. Number 8, click "No"
  12. Click "Submit"
  13. Fill out the Member Information required with an asterisk (*).
  14. Click "Submit"
  15. On the Select Curriculum - Missouri State University Page, skip Numbers 1-4.
  16. Number 5, choose "Working with the IACUC" (Contact your supervisor for other necessary required training modules) 
  17. Skip Number 6.  
  18. Number 7, click "Not at this time" 
  19. Click "Submit"
  20. For Select your institution organization, click "No"  
  21. You should now be at the “Main Menu"
  22. In the Main Menu page under Missouri State University, you will see “My Courses”
  23. Choose the course you would like to view by clicking “Not Started – Enter"
  24. Under Elective Modules, click “The Integrity Assurance Statement” to begin.
  25. Select the appropriate statement and click submit.
  26. You may then click on the next module to view the training.  After completing each quiz for each module, the next module will appear as a hotlink.  Continue through all the modules.
  27. Please note that you can log out at anytime, and then re-enter at the point where you left.  Users are encouraged to logout when they have completed a module, rather than within a module.
  28. When all modules have been completed, the Missouri State University link at the bottom will take you to your completion certificate.  Print a copy to submit with your IACUC application and a copy for your own records.