PEERRS: Export Controls Course Details

The PEERRS Export Controls training module provides an overview of the U.S. Export Control regulations in relation to research activity and describes the concepts, processes, and policies U-M researchers need to follow to be export compliant.

Course Requirements

Who should take this course?

Faculty, students, and staff listed on a U-M technology control plan (TCP) are required to complete the PEERRS Export Controls course.  

What is the course duration?

Expect to spend approximately 1 hour completing the PEERRS Export Controls course.  To receive certification for this course you must review every page of the course and complete the compliance attestation at the end of the course.

Do I need to renew certification in this course?

Certification in the PEERRS Export Controls course is required every three years for the lifetime of the TCP.  The Export Controls Program (ECP) notifies learners via an email in the eResearch Proposal Management (eRPM) system of pending certification expirations.  The certification is renewable by re-taking the course.

Course Registration

Register for and then start the course in My LINC:

PEERRS Export Controls (UMICH login and password required)

ADA Version Available Upon Request

The PEERRS Export Controls course contains visual / interactive elements that may be difficult to use with a screen reader.  If you need an alternative option due to visual impairment or other ADA-compliance reasons, email sends e-mail).

Additional Training Information

See the Export Controls Training webpage for further information about ECP training requirements and options.

Course Outline

The PEERRS Export Controls course is based on the following Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) modules.  

PEERRS Export Control Topics Based on CITI Export Control Modules


Key Terms & Concepts

  • Foreign Entity / Nationals
  • Export & Re-export
  • Release of Technology
  • Deemed Export

Research Activities Subject to Export Controls

The Regulations

  • EAR
  • ITAR
  • OFAC
  • Nuclear

Export Control Exclusions

U-M Export Control Review Process 

  • Research Activity Review
  • Technology Classification
  • Restricted Party Screening
  • International Travel Restrictions

Management Tools & Processes

  • Export License
  • Technology Control Plan (TCP)


Investigator Actions & Best Practices

Introduction to Export Compliance (ID: 16800)

Export Control for Researchers:  Part 1 (ID 16801)

Export Control for Researchers:  Part 2 (ID 16802)

Export Control for Administrators (ID 16803)

Export Compliance and Collaborations (ID: 16810)


Who verifies PEERRS certifications & when?
Who at U-M When Where
Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) Prior to processing new awards and incremental funding (existing awards) eResearch Proposal Approval Form (PAF), Award (AWD), and Award Modification (AWD-MOD)
Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) Prior to approving human subjects studies eResearch IRB application (HUM) or IRB amendment (AME)
Export Controls Office (ECO) Prior to approving research activity using controlled technology or data eResearch Technology Control Plan (TCP) or TCP amendment
Research Security Information Oversight (RISO) When processing new sponsored awards that reference controlled unclassified information (CUI) regulations eResearch Proposal Approval Form (PAF), Award (AWD), and Award Modification (AWD-MOD)


Other U-M offices may check PEERRS certification status as part of audit or misconduct investigations, including: University Audits, the Office of Research Compliance Review (ORCR), and the OVPR Research Integrity program.  School/colleges may check student and trainee certification status if utilizing PEERRS courses as a part of their unit-based Responsible Conduct of Research curriculum. 

Refernces and Resources

Register for a PEERRS Course My LINC document providing step-by-step instructions to register for and launch a PEERRS eLearning course.


For technical assistance using My LINC to register for the course, open the course, or navigate through the PEERRS Export Controls course, contact the ITS Service Center at 734-764-4357.

For questions regarding course content or training requirements, contact the U-M Export Controls Office at sends e-mail).

For questions regarding the PEERRS program, contact the U-M PEERRS group at sends e-mail).