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General Export Compliance Information

Learn about important topics related to export compliance such as general export compliance awareness, international shipping, international travel, international collaborations, etc. See below for more detailed information about the various training options. RSVP required - limited seating available - click the appropriate link below to reserve your seat!

Fundamentals of Export Control
Every Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 am
Center Building, 2014 Broadway, Suite 350
Limited space is available, so please click here to make a reservation  for your attendance!
We look forward to seeing you there!

Instructor Led Training Courses

Fundamentals of Export Control
Gain general awareness about export controls and various components that may affect you and your work at Vanderbilt. This includes a general overview of export compliance, information regarding how export controls may affect your work in the areas of international: shipping, procurement, travel, visitors, disbursement, and research collaborations and the penalties associated with export violations. Time is allotted for questions.

Department or Project Specific Training
Additional training, basic or specific, can be arranged by calling the VEC office at (615) 343-6075.

Online Training

Basics of Export Compliance Presentation
A general overview of export compliance that includes definitions of an export, foreign person, "dual-use" technology, "deemed" exports, defense service, technical data and fundamental research 

Basics of Export Compliance for Biomedical and Health Sciences
A brief overview of export compliance that includes how to identify the most common export control transactions at Vanderbilt and examines the export control responsibilities of all Vanderbilt faculty and staff.


For the courses listed below, click the links to The Learning Exchange and enter the name of the module in the 'Find a Course' search box to enroll in, and launch each module.  Remember to click the magnifying glass icon to begin the search.

International Travel Questionnaire
Do you travel internationally for Vanderbilt business?  Learn how to complete the International Travel Questionnaire to assist you in determining your export compliance risk.

Temporary Export Certification
Are you taking a Vanderbilt laptop, cellphone or equipment with you for Vanderbilt business on your international trip?  Learn how to complete this form to document the temporary export of those items.

Vanderbilt Export Compliance Awareness Video - What You Need to Know
Learn how export control laws and regulations affect your work at Vanderbilt.

Visa Deemed Export Questionnaire
Do you hire or assist with the hiring process?  Learn how to complete the Visa Deemed Export Questionnaire and fulfill the specific U.S. Immigration export compliance regulations required before hiring a prospective foreign national employee on a H-1B or O-1A Visa.

Foreign National Visitor Form
Do you host foreign national visitors or delegations to the Vanderbilt campus?  Learn how to complete the Foreign National Visitor Form to ensure the visit is export compliant.

Outside Training Resources

US Census Bureau - Export Training Videos

BIS Online Training - Essentials of Export Controls (Approximately 30 minutes)

NCURA Webinar Presentation: The Essentials of Export Controls (Approximately 75 minutes) This training is available for Windows machines only and from on-campus IP addresses only. Requires that the Windows Media 9 codec be installed, which is available by clicking here.


Recent News

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OFAC Issues Amended Sudan General License No. 1A

Commerce Dept Announces Expansion of Export Restrictions on Russia

Hold on Issuance of Licenses to Russia

Since March 1, 2014, BIS has placed a hold on the issuance of licenses that would authorize the export or reexport of items to Russia. BIS will continue this practice until further notice.

Since March 27, 2014, the Department of State has placed a hold on the issuance of licenses that would authorize the export of defense articles and defense services to Russia.  State will continue this practice until further notice.

BIS Issues 45 FAQs on Export Reform

Export Compliance Resources

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