Export Controls Training


Awareness Training/Outreach


The Office of Export Controls provides general awareness information about export control compliance through a variety of mechanisms, including this website. Other outreach activities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • an email to all new employees and rehires during their first month of employment;
  • procurement specific information as part of the required annual P-card training provided by Procurement Services;
  • updates at the Research Administrator Forums organized by the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP);
  • content embedded in various training courses and programs offered by the Finance Outreach and Compliance group;
  • guest lectures in university courses, departmental meetings, and other venues;
  • targetted outreach to faculty, staff and students in areas where they are likely to encounter controlled items and information;
  • pamphlets for distribution at university events; and
  • briefings to University executive management.

Please contact the Office of Export Controls at export-controls@virginia.edu or x2-1539 to request a customized presentation on export control compliance issues for your department, group or class.


Required Training


All personnel listed on a Technology Control Plan must complete a formal export control training program. Currently the Office of Export Controls (OEC) requires either completion of the online program offered by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) or a customized in-person session conducted by a member of OEC. Plans are underway to replace the CITI program with an internally developed training program specifically tailored to UVA's processes and procedures, but it is not yet available. Although only personell listed on a TCP are required to complete the CITI export controls course, it is available to any interested UVA faculty, staff or students.

Please use the following instructions to access the CITI export controls course:

New CITI Users

  • select the "Register Here" link on the CITI homepage (http://www.citiprogram.org);
  • complete the required registration fields making sure to select "University of Virginia" from the drop-down list of "Participating Institutions" in Section #1;
  • the CITI registration system will take you through several administrative screens including one where you can select the course(s) you wish to take;
  • select the Export Controls course (Section #5 on the course enrollment screen);
  • once you complete your enrollment you will automatically be take to the Main Menu screen; and
  • you can then begin taking the course or log-out and take the course at your convenience.

Current CITI Users

  • log-in as usual on the CITI homepage (http://www.citiprogram.org);
  • from the Main Menu screen select "Add a course or update your learner groups for the University of Virginia";
  • select the Export Controls course; and
  • take the course at your convenience.

The CITI export controls course is comprised of four modules: U.S. Export Controls - General Overview, The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR); Export Administration Regulations (EAR); and The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Each module has its own quiz that must be completed, but you do not need to complete all four modules in a single setting. The system will not save your quiz responses if you exit the system before completing a quiz; however, you can take the quiz as many times as necessary to achieve a passing score. Once you've achieved a passing score do not re-enter that quiz or the system will erase your previous score.


Introduction to Export Controls at the University of Virginia


The pdf linked HERE is to the slides used to introduce US Export controls and the role of the Office of Export Controls to an audience of research administrators from a variety of UVA departments and schools. While these slides provide a basic introduction it does not fulfill the training requirement for personell on a TCP and does not substitute for in-person training relevant to your area of research or administrative responsibilities. Please contact the Office of Export Controls at export-controls@virginia.edu or x2-5725 with specific questions or to arrange a customized training event for people in your area.