Export Control Training

  What is Export Control Training?

One of the most important responsibilities of a researcher is to be familiar with federal export control laws and regulations (collectively referred to as "export controls") that may apply to certain research programs and activities. Compliance with export controls is not only a legal requirement for individual researchers, but also their institutions. The onus to understand and comply with export controls is on both the university as well as the researcher. Individuals and institutions violating federal law and applicable regulations governing the conduct of export-controlled activities and exports are subject to civil and criminal penalties that can include fines, jail terms, suspensions, denial of export or research privileges, and debarment from government contracting. A UCF primer on export controls can be found here.  A sample self-test can be found here.

Training Requirement

The UCF Export Control Policy 4-209 requires instruction in the export control compliance for certain individuals participating in research activities subject to federal export control laws and regulations.

Online Training

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) provides several export control specific online courses.  Completing the export control courses takes about 3 to 4 hours and fulfils the Export Control Policy 4-209 annual training requirement for one calendar year.  Annual training may also be fulfilled by attending the “Export Control Training for Researchers: Technology Control and Operational Security” workshop, or other official Officer of Export Controls Compliance (ECC) training event.

Instructions for creating a CITI Training account can be found here.

Existing users can use your NIS and Password to log in through the UCF Federated Identity System. 

A CITI Program Reference Guide can be found here

If you have an existing account but are having difficulties, please contact the Research Information Systems help desk at risservicedesk@ucf.edu.


The ECC administers seven different workshops throughout the year, in addition to fulfilling specific department and unity requests for customized training:

Module 1         Introduction to Export Controls (General Students, Staff, Unit Personnel)
Module 2         Export Controls Compliance for New Faculty / Principal Investigators
Module 3         Export Controls Compliance at UCF: Export Control Management Plan
Module 4         Advanced Export Controls (Sponsored Programs and Unit Administrators)
Module 5         Technology Control and Operational Security (Researchers)
Module 6         Export Controls Compliance for International Services
Module 7         Export Controls Compliance for International Travel

Optional Training

The ECC present training classes across campus throughout the year on request, in addition to providing lecture services for campus and international conferences.  If you are interested in export control training on a specific topic, or are interested in having the ECC present a class lecture, please contact a representative.

Contact Information

Office of Export Controls Compliance (ECC)
Office of Compliance/ORC
University of Central Florida
12201 Research Parkway, Suite 501
Orlando, FL 32826-3246

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