PI Certification

What is a PI?

A PI holds a doctoral-level degree (PhD, PharmD, DNP, DO, MD, DDS or equivalent degree) and serves as the principal, sub- or co- investigator; or monitors, supervises, or designs clinical trials; and accepts responsibility for the safe and ethical conduct of a clinical trial.

What is a CPI?

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

Am I eligible to become a CPI?

In order to achieve ACRP Certification, all applicants must meet the eligibility requirements and pass the written ACRP CPI 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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