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NIH and Clinical Center Orientation Requirements

Below is a summary of the NIH and Clinical Center required orientation courses.

All certificates of completion are to be sent to your superivisor.

All Web-based programs are to be completed within 60 days of obtaining your ID.

If you have any questions at anytime, please don’t hesitate to contact me at or at 301.451.2179.

Thank you,
Elizabeth Ness, RN, MS
Director, Office of Education and Compliance
Office of the Clinical Director
Center for Cancer Research, NCI

Orientation Activity

Teaching Strategy

NIH Security Awareness
-Annual review required
Log in with your HHS ID
NIH Privacy Awawreness
-Annual review required
Log in with your HHS ID

New Employee Ethics (For Federal employees and USPHS Commissioned Corps only)
-Annual review required
The Ethics in Government Act requires an agency to provide an initial ethics orientation to employees new to the agency. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides a web-based training system in completing this requirement.

Web-based training via NIH Ethics Program

Financial Disclosure Forms (For Federal employees and USPHS Commissioned Corps only)
-Updated information is due within 30 days of acquiring the new interest.
For all RNs/NPs/PAs who will be listed as an Investigator on the title page of protocols, the HHS-717-1 financial disclosure form must be completed. The form will provide instructions. Send in interoffice mail with "confidential" on the outside to:  NCI DEC, 9609 Medical Center Drive, 3W342, MSC 97824.

Ethics Forms and Deadlines

Note: The NIH Ethics Web site provides all ethics forms to assist employees in obtaining advance approval where required and resolve real and apparent conflicts of interest.

EEO & Diversity Awareness Training
  • NoFear Act
    Required every two years
  •  Sexual Harassment
    Required every two years

NIH Clinical Center Orientation
-One time requirement 

All new employees working in the NIH Clinical Center, Building 10, must complete initial training as part of their onboarding process. Institute/Center (Non-CC) new hires working in Building 10 may complete NIH Clinical Center orientation training requirements online.

Admissions, Travel and Vouchers (ATV)
-One time requirement
The Admission Travel and Voucher Request System is used to request patient travel services for the NIH Clinical Center. The system receives updated information from the CRIS system once-a-day. The CRIS system will provide medical record numbers for new patients and update the ATV patient demographics records.

Note: this system does not use your NIH user name and password.

Web-based training via NIH Clinical Center

In addition to completing the web-based training, you will need to submit a request to gain access. Please follow the instructions found at the following website:

Surgical Information System (SIS)
This is the system used for OR scheduling. However, this system is also used for patients who require anesthesia for procedures or anesthesia stand-by. To schedule, log into the SIS website and provide basic information about the case. The OR will then schedule the case.

For system training and user name and password assingment, call  Cecilia Prudencio  at

CPR Certification
-Every 2 years
CPR re-certification courses are offered regularly in Bldg. 31 on the NIH Bethesda campus.  The link will take you to the CPR Training Web site where you can download the course Study Guide and register online for a class.  Approximately 2-3 classes are offered weekly for healthcare personnel.

AED/CPR Scheduling and Study Guide

Credentials Verification
Process to grant authority to practice specific nursing skills and competencies after verification of credentials.

Note:  NP/PA credentialing process is not part of this verification process. See Nurse Practitioners at NIH for details.

Credentials Verification Program

Note: Submit your application packet to Liz Ness, Nurse Consultant (Education), who will submit to the Nursing Department.

CRIS Training
Gain an understanding of the Clinical Research Information System (patient medical record and orders)

This is a "hands-on" database training session.

Class Information

Note: Will be scheduled by employee after credentials have been verified.



Last updated by Ness, Elizabeth (NIH/NCI) [E] on Jun 19, 2018