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CCRP Certification Quick Facts 

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One certification, CCRP®, for clinical research professionals:
No need to obtain multiple certifications when you transition to varying roles in the clinical research arena. The scope of the Certification Program is based on the principles of Good Clinical Practice, including the US Code of Federal Regulations, ICH GCP E6, and the Ethical Principles that guide clinical research ( Belmont report, Declaration of Helsinki and the Nuremberg Code. ). 

One certification covers: human clinical research of pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices and behavioral research within the US or internationally.

Available to members and non-members

If you are already a SOCRA member, your certification is offered at a reduced cost.  If you are not a member, you recieve complimentary membership when you pass the exam. 

Available to all persons working in clinical research (whether you are independent or affiliated with a research institution, CROs, SMO, sponsor, or government) including:

  • clinical investigators 
  • coordinators
  • data managers
  • monitors
  • auditors 
  • research nurses
  • pharmacists 
  • project managers
  • statisticians
  • IRB and regulatory staff
  • regulators and government investigators
  • other clinical research professionals 

Year-round testing available

Aministered independently by the Certification Committee

As a professional certification organization, SOCRA and its Certification Committee act in the public interest by establishing and enforcing education, examination, experience and ethics requirements for certification.

Applicants must meet eligibility requirements 

There are mulitple ways to qualify for the exam through your professional and educational experience. 

Certification period

Your certification period is 3 years (with three year installment plan available). 

SOCRA certification is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) of the Institute for Credentialling Excellence (ICE). 

Why is Being Certified Important?