CRA Certification

What is a CRA?

A CRA supervises, monitors, and supports the administration and progress of a clinical trial on behalf of a sponsor. The sponsor, whose intent is the research of pharmaceuticals, biologics, or devices, may employ these individuals either directly or indirectly via contract research organizations (CROs), or as independent consultants or contractors.

What is a CCRA?

The CCRA credential is awarded to
a CRA who has met eligibility requirements, demonstrated proficiency of specific knowledge and job‐related skills, and passed the standardized ACRP CRA Certification Exam. The CCRA designation formally recognizes a CRA has met the professional standards set forth by the Academy of Clinical Research Professionals.

Am I eligible to become a CCRA?

In order to achieve ACRP Certification, all applicants must meet the eligibility requirements and pass the written ACRP CRA Certification Exam. The applicant should determine his/her own eligibility before submitting an application to the program.
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Certification Resources
Additional resources, including printable applications, Certification Handbooks, the Detailed Content Outlines (DCOs), Checklists, and many other forms are available to help you in the process of Certification.

About NCCA Accreditation
The Academy of Clinical Research Professionals (the Academy), an affiliate of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP), independently administers all Certification exams and it’s Certification Programs are now accredited by the NCCA.






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