The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

ACRP Initiatives

We are leading innovation in the clinical research workforce by:

  • Growing the Workforce
  • Setting Standards for Professional Competence
  • Building Competence in the Workforce
  • Validating Competence in the Workforce

Get Involved!

Many of our initiatives are driven by volunteer support from a broad group of private and public stakeholders through the Partners in Workforce Advancement and the Workforce Innovation Steering Committee. Explore these opportunities and get involved!

Growing the Workforce

We are building the next generation of clinical research professionals by fostering career entry through awareness, education, training, and onboarding.

Our efforts are driven by members of the collaborative ACRP Partners in Workforce Advancement initiative, whose membership includes a broad group of stakeholders with a vested interest in creating a sustainable workforce for the future.

Learn About Partners in Workforce Advancement >>

Setting Standards for Professional Competence

We are helping professionalize clinical research by defining and promoting standardized competence requirements for the clinical trial workforce.

Our efforts are driven by the collaborative ACRP Workforce Innovation Steering Committee (WISC), whose membership includes leadership from a broad group of stakeholders, including study sponsors, contract research organizations, clinical trial sites, academic research institutions, and regulatory agencies.

Learn About the Workforce Innovation Steering Committee >>

Building Competence in the Workforce

We are improving the knowledge, skills, and abilities of clinical research professionals by providing competence-based education and training programs.

With a broad portfolio of online and in-person training programs – and a new strategic partnership with Barnett International – we are able to connect professionals and organizations with an unmatched portfolio of world-class training programs.

Validating Competence in the Workforce

We are validating the competence of the clinical research workforce by testing the knowledge, skills, and abilities of professionals through independent and accredited certification programs.

More than 32,000 experienced clinical researchers have earned ACRP Certification, making ACRP the leading organization validating professional competence in the industry.