The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

Professional Development

ACRP supports the professional growth of clinical researchers throughout the career lifecycle. Our elite training and certification programs build and validate competence while improving job performance and driving clinical trial quality and efficiency.

And if you’re looking for your next career opportunity, we can help with that too!


Online and in the classroom, ACRP training programs develop professional competence and keep you up to date with the regulatory changes and industry trends impacting clinical trials.

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Earning the industry’s flagship certification elevates you above the crowd by validing your competence, promoting professionalism, and dedicating yourself to quality standards. Apply to earn yours today!

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Career Center

Find your next career opportunity! ACRP’s Career Center provides the tools you need to land your dream job in clinical research. Post your resume, browse open positions, and more.

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Developing Your Core Competencies

Employers are increasingly looking for clinical trials staff with a developed set of core competencies as defined by the multi-stakeholder Joint Task Force (JTF) for Clinical Trial Competency.

Learn more about the eight competency domains defined by the JTF and discover ACRP training programs designed to aid your competence development.

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Launching Your Career in Clinical Research

Launching Your Career in Clinical Research

“How can I get started in the clinical research field?” This is a question with no single answer because there are myriad paths for entering and navigating clinical research careers. But these resources can provide you with some guidance and jump start your career as a clinical research professional.

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“The Flagship Certification” in Clinical Research

Don’t take our word for it! Hear what ACRP Certified clinical research professionals say about what their certification means to them, and to their organizations, by watching this short video.

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