COVID-19 Back to Campus Training for Graduate Assistants

All graduate assistants are required to complete a COVID-19: Back to Campus Training as one of their training components. The COVID-19: Back to Campus Training is completed through the CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) Program. This training consists of self-guided content and quizzes. After completing the training in CITI, the student must upload the training completion report to Blackboard to verify completion.

All graduate assistants must complete the three required COVID-19: Back to Campus Modules:
• COVID-19: A
n Introduction
Prevention Strategies
COVID-19: Moving Forward

IN ADDITION to the above, Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs) are required to complete the following supplementary modules:
COVID-19: Human Subjects Research
COVID-19: Safe Lab Reactivation (Animal Research
GRAs will only receive credit for the COVID-19 training if their uploaded completion report shows that all five COVID-19 modules were completed.

Existing CITI users can log in at:

For new users: a new account can be created at by choosing “REGISTER.” Make sure to connect yourself to N.C. A&T when you register.

Once logged on to CITI, you will need to complete the following North Carolina A&T Course: "COVID-19: Back to Campus (Fall 2020)". To add the correct course to your course list, follow these instructions:

  • STEP 1. Click "View Courses" and then click "Add a Course" (toward the bottom of the page). This will bring up a series of questions to help you find the right course.
  • STEP 2. For Question 1 (Human Subjects Research), choose "I have completed the Basic Course. Please go to Question 2."
  • STEP 3. For Question 2, choose "N/A".
  • STEP 4. You can now skip over the next questions and go to Question 11. There, indicate you'd like to add the COVID-19: Back to Work training. Now, you can click "Submit."
  • STEP 6. The COVID-19: Back to Work course will now be added to your list of courses. Complete the course (remember that all graduate assistants must complete the three main modules; in addition to those, Graduate Research Assistants must complete the "Human Subjects Research" and "Safe Lab Reactivation" supplementary modules).
  • STEP 7. After completing the COVID-19: Back to Work, you will be able to download the completion report. You must upload the CITI completion report into Blackboard to finalize the COVID-19 training component. See below for details.

  1. Log on to your N.C. A&T Blackboard account.
  2. Go to the "My NCAT" tab, look under "My Organizations" and go to the "Graduate College" organization (alternatively, you can click on your name at top of screen, then click Organizations and go to “ORG-GRAD.007”).
  3. Click on "COVID-19 CITI Certificate Upload" and follow the instructions to upload your CITI completion report and thus complete the COVID-19 training requirement.
  4. If you still have other Graduate Assistant Training requirements to complete, please return to the Graduate Assistant Training Overview page for details about the other components.