Candidate Eligibility

The applicant must be working with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines under IRB/IEC/REB-approved (or specifically exempted) protocols.

The applicant must meet one of the following Eligibility Criteria noted below.   Please note that most candidates will be eligible under Category 1. 

For purposes of eligibility, please view SOCRA's definition of a Clinical Research Professional.

If you have a question about Candidate Eligibility please email SOCRA at certification@socra.org

 

Category 1

Applicant must have (and be able to document) ALL of the following qualifications:

Please note:  If you have completed two (2) years of full-time employment as a clinical research professional in the past five years, you will NOT need to provide supporting documentation for your educational experience.

 

Category 2

Applicant must have (and be able to document) ALL of the following qualifications:

  • Hold a degree in "Clinical Research" from an Associate, Undergraduate, or Graduate Degree Program AND
  • Have completed a minimum of one year of full-time experience (or 1,750 hours part-time) during the past two years as a Clinical Research Professional
Category 3

Applicant must have (and be able to document) ALL of the following qualifications:

  • Hold an Undergraduate or Graduate Certificate in “Clinical Research” with a curriculum of no less than 12 semester (credit) hours or totaling a minimum of 144 credit hours from an academic institution of higher learning (community college, college or university) AND
  • Hold an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in a science, health science, pharmacy or related field AND
  • Have completed a minimum of one year of full-time experience (or 1750 hours part-time) during the past two years as a Clinical Research Professional.