The predecessor of RICAS, the Documentation Center for Asian Studies, conducted the Long-Term Training Program for Chinese Classis Utilization, starting in the 1980s. RICAS plans to take over and continue this program from here onward as a way to return the achievements from the center's operations to society. The content and dates of the training are shown below. Annually, at the beginning of April, RICAS sends out a notification of the training program to libraries such as national, public, and private university libraries. The application for the training program is due in mid-May. RICAS welcomes inquires on participation in the training from institutions other than those contacted by the center.