Application Procedure - How to Apply

Choosing an Exam Site / Date
  • Register early. Applications received after the deadline will be considered for an alternate examination date designated by the applicant.
  • Exam sites and dates are added throughout the year.  The online exam schedule is updated as exam sites are confirmed.
  • Enrollment in specific exam venues may be limited due to room size and may require enrollment to be closed prior to the registration deadline. Therefore please apply early to secure a space.
  • Please do not book non-refundable travel prior to confirmation of enrollment.
Application Deadlines
  • Registration deadlines can be found on the exam schedule.
  • All of the materials must be included and forwarded to the SOCRA administrative offices a minimum of six weeks prior to the test date for US or Canadian exam locations or eight weeks prior to the test date for non-US/non-Canadian locations.
  • Enrollment in specific exam venues may be limited due to room size and may require enrollment to be closed prior to the registration deadline. Therefore please apply early to secure a space.
Application Submission
  • Complete the certification application
  • A complete application must be received by the deadline date as stated on the examination schedule. Applications received after the deadline will be considered for an alternate examination date designated by the applicant. SOCRA is not responsible for lost or misdirected applications.
  • SOCRA will NOT be able to consider candidates who are unable to provide the requested supporting documentation regarding their experience in clinical research.
  • The submitted application should be fully and legibly completed. Incomplete or illegible applications will not be accepted.
  • Applications and corroborating documentation must be completed in the English language.
  • Payment must accompany your application packet in order to be reviewed.
  • If payment is by personal or company check, the application packet and check must be mailed together and received by the SOCRA office on or before the registration deadline.
  • If submitting your application by email, please combine your complete application packet into a single PDF attachment (including your completed application, payment and supporting documentation) and email to: certification@socra.org. 
  • If you have a disability or special need that prohibits you from taking the examination under standard conditions, please contact the SOCRA office prior to submitting your application to confirm what documentation must accompany your application.
Application Review
  • Applications will be reviewed within 5 business days of receipt.
  • Applicants may be contacted by email or phone if additional information is needed to complete their application.   
  • Enrollment is NOT confirmed until the application is complete and has been approved. Space will NOT be held in a specific exam site/ date for pending applicants.
  • Once the application is approved, NO REFUNDS will be issued.
Application Determination
  • Applicants will be notified in writing to advise if their application is accepted or denied.
What to Expect Once a Candidate is Accepted
  • Upon approval of the application, the applicant will receive an enrollment confirmation email and an electronic copy of the CCRP Certification Program Reference Manual.
  • Once the application is approved, fees are non-refundable.
  • Three weeks prior to the testing date, the applicant will receive a VERIFICATION letter with details regarding the exam policies and location information. The applicant MUST bring this VERIFICATION letter and photo ID in order to be admitted to the examination site.  Test Center Policies and Procedures may also be found here.
Questions?

Any questions regarding the eligibility requirements should be directed to the SOCRA Administrative Office.