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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.

EligibilityThere 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). 

Recertification: Maintain your certification through your professional experience and continuing education. Certificants must have completed 45 hours (45 credits) of CE during their certification period.

Administered 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.

Industry Recognized and Accredited:

  • SOCRA is accredited by The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) for demonstrating compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs.
  • TransCelerate BioPharma recognizes the CCRP® designation as evidence of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training.
  • The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) recognizes the CCRP® designation toward assisting a hospital in meeting requirements of its Magnet Recognition Program.

 

Why is Being Certified Important?