The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

Home Study

Supplement more rigorous training, stay informed of the latest trends and developments in clinical research, and earn points for Maintenance of Certification with Home Study tests offered through ACRP’s flagship journal, Clinical Researcher.


September 2018 Home Study

Based on the following articles in the September 2018 issue of Clinical Researcher:

  • Sponsor-Site Communication in Device Trials: Evolution of a Dedicated Field Clinical Organization Throughout Study Execution
  • The Use of a Blended Simulation Model to Increase the Confidence of Non-Clinical Personnel in Performing Clinical Tasks

2.0 Contact Hours

Member: $30
Non-Member: $50

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Expires September 30, 2019, 11:59pm EST | Download PDF of Test and Articles


August 2018 Home Study

Based on the following articles in the August 2018 issue of Clinical Researcher:

  • Overcoming the Barriers to Recruitment of Underrepresented Minorities
  • African American Screening and Enrollment in the CLEAR III Trial

2.0 Contact Hours

Member: $30
Non-Member: $50

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Expires August 31, 2019, 11:59pm EST | Download PDF of Test and Articles


June 2018 Home Study

Based on the following articles in the June 2018 issue of Clinical Researcher:

  • Opinion: Approaches to Set Up Principal Investigators for Success
  • Embedding Clinical Research into the Continuum of Care

2.0 Contact Hours

Member: $30
Non-Member: $50

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Expires June 30, 2019, 11:59pm EST | Download PDF of Test and Articles


May 2018 Home Study

Based on the following articles in the May 2018 issue of Clinical Researcher:

  • Ensuring Representativeness in Competencies for Research Coordinators
  • Expectations of Cell Therapy: An Evaluation of the Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network PACE Trial

2.0 Contact Hours

Member: $30
Non-Member: $50

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Expires May 31, 2019, 11:59pm EST | Download PDF of Test and Articles


April 2018 Home Study

Based on the following articles in the April 2018 issue of Clinical Researcher:

  • Study Start-Up Obstacles at an Academic Medical Center and How to Overcome Them
  • Central IRB vs. Institutional IRB—Advantages and Disadvantages for Multicenter Trials

2.0 Contact Hours

Member: $30
Non-Member: $50

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Expires April 30, 2019, 11:59pm EST | Download PDF of Test and Articles


March 2018 Home Study

Based on the following articles in the March 2018 issue of Clinical Researcher:

  • Privacy and Information Security Issues in Clinical Research
  • Providing Restricted Access to an Electronic Medical Record for Research Monitoring

2.0 Contact Hours

Member: $30
Non-Member: $50

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Expires March 31, 2019, 11:59pm EST | Download PDF of Test and Articles


February 2018 Home Study

Based on the following articles in the February 2018 issue of Clinical Researcher:

  • Clinical Project Managers Stuck Betwixt and Between
  • Leveraging Institutional Tools and Resources to Track Clinical and Translational Research Services

2.0 Contact Hours

Member: $30
Non-Member: $50

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Expires February 28, 2019, 11:59pm EST | Download PDF of Test and Articles


January 2018 Home Study

Based on the following articles in the January 2018 issue of Clinical Researcher:

  • The Clinical Trial Participant Experience: Development of a Survey Instrument and Implementation in a Global Phase III Clinical Trial
  • Training CRCs of the CCTRN Using an Online Learning Platform

2.0 Contact Hours

Member: $30
Non-Member: $50

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Expires January 31, 2019, 11:59pm EST | Download PDF of Test and Articles


December 2017 Home Study

Based on the following articles in the December 2017 issue of Clinical Researcher:

  • Clinical Research Nurse Career Advancement Using Clinical Ladder Programs
  • Recruit, Train, and Retain the Best: The Implementation of a Competency-Based Clinical Research Workforce Initiative
  • The Clinical Research BOSS: Built on Self-Success

3.0 Contact Hours

Member: $45
Non-Member: $60

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Expires December 31, 2018, 11:59pm EST | Download PDF of Test and Articles


October 2017 Home Study

Based on the following articles in the October 2017 issue of Clinical Researcher:

  • Blind Spot in Clinical Trial Operations: Who is Watching? Blind Spot in Clinical Trial Operations: Who is Watching?
  • A Mixed Method Approach to Assessing Good Clinical Practice Computerized Online Learning
  • OPINION: The Role of Certification in Developing a Quality Clinical Workforce

3.0 Contact Hours

Member: $45
Non-Member: $60

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Expires October 31, 2018, 11:59pm EST | Download PDF of Test and Articles

Instructions

Home Study tests expire one year after they are published; refunds are not given. Three articles are selected from each issue of Clinical Researcher as the basis of a Home Study test. Each test earns you three continuing education credits (30 questions based on three articles). Particpants who answer 80 percent of the test questions correctly are eligible for continuing education credits.

Accessing Your Home Study Test

If you purchased an online Home Study, a link to access the test has been sent to your registered e-mail address. If you have not yet received your access link, please contact ACRP at office@acrpnet.org. You may also access your test via ACRP Learning Portal.

Once you have your access link, follow these steps:

Step 1: Read the appropriate Home Study article(s) in print or online (login required for access to Clinical Researcher online).

Step 2: Review each question and set of answers in the Home Study. Enter one answer for each question under “Test Responses.”

Step 3: When your test is completed, click the ‘Submit’ button. You must answer 80 percent of the questions correctly to be eligible for 2 or 3 continuing education credits, depending on the test. You will receive a Certificate of Completion via e-mail within 24 hours of taking your test.

Important: If you happen to fail your Home Study test you can retake the test at no charge from the ‘ACRP Learning Portal’ link located in the log-in area after you are logged in to acrpnet.org. You can also return to the test by clicking the ‘Go To’ link at the bottom of your purchase confirmation email.

Evaluating to Receive Continuing Education Credits

Home Study tests require use an evaluation component as part of the educational activity. The evaluation will ask you to evaluate the content of each article, the quality of materials, the staff performance, and some general questions about your experience taking the Home Study. Completing the evaluation will not affect your grade on the Home Study test. You will be required to complete an evaluation after you have taken the Home Study test in order to receive contact hours.

Hardware/Software Requirements

Home Study tests require version 4.x browsers or higher from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Safari. A browser that can run Adobe Flash 9.0 is required to view the digital edition of Clinical Researcher and Adobe Acrobat is required to view PDFs of the Home Study test.

Continuing Education/Accreditation Info

Home Study tests from Clinical Researcher have long been a provider of continuing nursing education credits. Home Study tests now also offer pharmacy and medical continuing education credits.

Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation Statement: The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement: ACRP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 or 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of the participation in the activity.

Faculty Disclosure: Disclosure must me made by all planning committee members, speakers, authors, and others in a position to influence or control content. Failure to respond will make the speaker ineligible to participate in the planning, development, or delivery of content. This information will be disclosed to participants.

Continuing Nursing Education

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Each Home Study offering grants either 2.0 or 3.0 nursing credits, depending on the test.