The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

NEW: ACRP-CP® Certification

ACRP-CP® (Association of Clinical Research Professionals – Certified Professional) is a new credential formally recognizing professionals involved in the conduct of clinical studies/trials who have demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform ethical and responsible clinical research by passing the standardized ACRP Certified Professional Exam.

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Get Certified

Earn the flagship certification in clinical research this Fall. Next exam dates: September 8 – October 7.

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Exam Preparation

Prepare for exam success with resources like apps, training programs, practice exercises, and more.

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Stay Certified

Keep the designation you worked so hard for! Maintenance applications are due May 16 for eligible certificants.

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Professional Pathways Boost Staff Retention in Clinical Research Settings

Nearly three years in, Duke University’s School of Medicine has enjoyed the positive impact of an innovative program to professionalize its clinical research workforce. For starters, it’s become an important retention tool in a competitive job market. “It’s so important to establish a professional pathway for people,” says Denise Snyder, MS, RD, LDN, associate dean for […]

Sharon Shriver, Director of Programs, Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)

Are Your Studies Ethically Sound?

For Sharon Shriver, it’s a simple equation. “Poorly designed research is inherently unethical,” says the director of programs for Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R). Part of the remedy, Shriver says, is to incorporate ethical considerations into study design. “It’s not a focus for institutional review boards [IRBs], but it should be,” she notes. […]

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Sites, Sponsors Need to Come Together to Fix ‘Broken’ Clinical Trial Business Model

The “broken” clinical trial business model discourages sites from investing in new tools and training to improve performance, says site expert Jeff Kingsley, DO, MBA, CPI, FACRP. Sponsor “budgets are not [currently] incentivized for quality control,” notes Kingsley, chief executive officer of IACT Health and Chair of the 2017 Association Board of Trustees for the Association […]

Jill Chapman, BHSc, CCRA, Senior Manager, Training & Development, ACRP

Lax Adverse Event Collection Can Hit Trials Hard at Closing Time

Clinical research coordinators (CRCs) who perfunctorily “check the box” during adverse event (AE) collections can cause serious problems at the other end of the clinical trial, says Jill Chapman, BHSc, CCRA, senior manager for training and development with the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP). While any threat to subject safety is the paramount concern, listless […]

ACRP Launches Mentor Match Program

New Clinical Research Mentorship Program to Aid Workforce Development

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) today announces a new program to support workforce development in clinical research through mentoring. The Mentor Match program, available exclusively to ACRP Members, provides clinical research professionals with an online platform to establish mentoring relationships. ACRP Members interested in becoming mentors or mentees should visit to learn […]


Webinar: Mentoring: A New Ship on an Uncertain Sea

This presentation will discuss one department’s implementation of a comprehensive research coordinator workforce development plan.


ACRP Certification Exam Preparation Pre-Conference Workshop

The newly-revised workshop provides eligible candidates guidance on how to prepare for the ACRP certification exams — CCRA, CCRC and CPI.


2017 Meeting & Expo

See the future of clinical research at the ACRP Meeting & Expo. Learn from the influencers, innovators, and regulators driving change in clinical trials.


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Experience World-Class Training Online & In-Person

From ICH Guidelines and Good Clinical Practice to more specialized, advanced topics, ACRP provides high-quality training that builds competence in clinical research and improves on-the-job performance.

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Find Product & Service Providers in the Clinical Research Professionals Marketplace

Visit the Clinical Research Professionals Marketplace to connect with product and service providers to the clinical research enterprise.

Browse clinical trial sites and site service providers, information technology suppliers, contract research organizations, and more.