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Because space is limited, students who cannot attend a class for which they have been enrolled must notify the Training Program at 301-594-6248, so another student can take their place.

Students who are on a wait list may attempt to get into the class as a standby. Seats left empty 10 minutes into a class will be considered available.

Students who attend class and successfully complete any required assignments will receive completion certificates.

Please note that classroom buildings are secure. Students should bring their government identifications to check in.

Contact the CIT Training Program

There are many ways to contact a member of the Training team:

  • Call 301-594-6248
  • Visit our facilities. Classrooms are in Building 12A on the NIH Campus with other classrooms and staff offices in the Fernwood Building

How can I become a volunteer instructor?

One may become an instructor if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • Federal employee (any agency)
  • Contractor or vendor that has a contractual agreement with CIT

How do I check my application status?

Go directly into the HHS Learning Management System and select the Learning tab to see a list of all scheduled sessions.

How do I print a course certificate?

Go directly into the HHS Learning Management System and then select the Learning tab. Choose Transcript from the listing on the left. If your session has been marked as completed, then you should see a Print Certificate of Completion link under the �Completion Status column.

How do I withdraw (remove oneself) from a course?

To remove oneself from a course, go directly into the HHS Learning Management System and select the Learning tab to see a list of all confirmed (enrolled) sessions. Find the course that you need to withdraw from and choose the Drop button. You will need to select Drop again on the next screen to confirm your withdrawl.

I am on a waitlist, can I still come to class?

Yes. Students who are on a wait list may attempt to get into the class as a standby. Seats left empty 10 minutes into a class will be considered available.

I did not register, can I still attend a class?

Yes. Students may attempt to get into the class as a walk-in (standby). Seats left empty 10 minutes into a class will be considered available.

Inclement Weather Procedures

Unless the Federal Government is closed, classes will be held as scheduled as long as the instructors are able to be there. If the Training Program finds out that an instructor cannot make it in, all students will be notified as soon as possible.

For updated operating status information, visit OPM Operating Status.

Is there a cost to attend these courses?

Most CIT Computer Training courses are free of charge to the NIH Community. Please make note when selecting courses to check the tuition section. If you are from another HHS operating division, please contact CIT Training.

Join Our Faculty

The CIT Computer Training Program welcomes volunteer instructors from CIT and throughout NIH. Without the volunteers, who comprise 75% of our faculty, it would not be possible to offer this large and varied program to NIH and its computing community. If you have expertise you would be willing to consider sharing, please let us know.

We are happy to extend this opportunity to NIH contractors, as well. We'll work with you to ensure that there are no contract limitations or other restrictions that may prevent our students from benefiting from your knowledge.

We have extensive instructor support services (e.g. obtaining publications for instructors, polishing course descriptions, duplicating notes, setting up projection systems, providing hands-on practice facilities) to make efficient use of your time and make your presentation effective. Let us know how we can help!

Other CIT Training Services

CIT facilitates IT training for courses not offered through the CIT Training Program. This includes coordinating outside training personnel, resources, registration, course tuition for non-NIH employees and other related activities in support of training events/initiatives that may or may not come directly through the program.

Fernwood Building – Room 1NW02
15 Dell Latitude 830 (E6500 coming soon)
Capacity: 30 students
Ceiling mounted projector
Instructor PC and podium
1 hour of technical setup
Onsite support

Building 12A – Room B51
15 MacBook Pros
Capacity: 30 students
Ceiling mounted projector
Instructor Mac and podium
1 hour of technical setup
Onsite support

Reasonable Accomodations & Accessibility

There are elevators in both buildings 12A and Fernwood, and both the classrooms and restrooms on the same floor are wheelchair accessible. Because elevators cannot be used in case of fire, mobility handicapped students who may need assistance negotiating the stairs should inform the Training Program before the first day of class.

For deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals requiring interpreting services, please enter your request online in the Interpreting Services System at least five (5) days before the start of the class. If you have any questions regarding this service you may contact the ORS/DATS Interpreting Team at (301-4020-8180). Individuals who need other reasonable accommodations to participate in any of the CIT Training courses should let CIT Training know at least 5 days prior to the class.

To provide better service to hearing or speech impaired users, the Training Program has a Teletypewriter (TTY). The number is 301-496-8294.


Most students apply via the website. Students can also register by calling the Training Program at 301-594-6248.

Supervisor approval should be obtained before registering.

Applications may be submitted any time after the courses are announced. Students will be accepted as long as there is space in the class.

Any applicant who cannot be accepted because a course is filled or who applies for a course after it has taken place will be placed on a waiting list.

Applicants who apply via the Web will be sent an email confirmation. Those who register by phone can usually be given their status during the initial call. Also, within two days, a learner can check their status on the HHS LMS by selecting the Learning tab.

Selecting Courses

Students should make certain that they meet the pre-requisites given in the "Who Should Attend" section of each course. Many courses are open only to NIH staff; others require students to be registered CIT users.

Registered users who are not a part of NIH may take courses specific to their use of NIH computing services.

With appropriate approval, contractors can take courses that are closely related to their current assignments when doing so is in the best interest of NIH.

From 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., staff can help you select courses or give further information on course content.

The courses provide short, intensive exposures to each topic and are most beneficial when followed by on-the-job experience.

Website Privacy

When you visit, the CIT website server that provides this web page automatically creates log files with the following information:

  • The Internet protocol (IP) address that your computer used to access the Internet,
  • The name and version of your computer's operating system and Internet browser,
  • The Internet domain, including country information, from which your computer accessed the Internet,
  • The date, time, and duration of your visit,
  • If you were referred to this site from another site, the Internet address of the "referring" Web site, and
  • The pages within the CIT website that you visited.

This information is used to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of our site and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. Unless it is specifically stated otherwise, no additional information will be collected about you.

Note that the site uses cookies only for internal tracking and for providing a better customer experience. No data we collect is shared with any other parties.

If you choose to use the website to submit an application for classes, a non-persistent cookie will be created so you can apply for several classes without having to verify your name, work address, phone and email and to re-enter information on your approving supervisor?s name and telephone number for each class. If you prefer not to use the website, you are welcome to apply for CIT classes by phone.

When inquiries or requests are e-mailed to the training program, they may be reviewed by a number of people who are responsible for answering questions and responding to requests. We store the question and the e-mail address information so that we can respond electronically. Unless otherwise required by statute, we do not identify publicly who sends questions or comments to our web site. We will not obtain information that will allow us to personally identify you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us.

In addition, visit the NIH Web Privacy Policy.

Questions about CIT privacy policies should be sent to the CIT Webmaster.

What does it mean to be on a waitlist?

Waiting list means that the course one applied for is full at the current time. If a space becomes available, the individuals on the waiting list will be contacted by email and/or phone to enroll. If you are not contacted, you will be notified when the next session of the course is added to the schedule.

What happens when CIT Training cancels a seminar?

Students are notified by email as soon as CIT Training is informed of the cancellation of a course. If the course is the same day, a combination of phone calls and email are conducted. CIT Training does their best to reschedule the course and will informed the students are soon as that information is known.

Where is the CRIS Training Room?

All CRIS course sessions are held at the Clinical Center (Building 10) in the Department of Clinical Research Informatics (DCRI) Training Room. Entrance to the department is located on the first floor, Room 1C290.

Updated on: January 12, 2012.

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