The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

ACRP Certification Accelerates Your Career

ACRP Certification means you are the gold standard in clinical research, and you have the qualifications to prove it.

ACRP Certified professionals say their achievement results in:

  • Increased Job Responsibility
  • More Employment Opportunities
  • Greater Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Recognition, Including Promotions, Bonuses, Pay Increases


“A designation of clinical research competence. It symbolizes my passion for the patient and my commitment to the ethical and professional standards that are necessary for success in this highly regulated and impactful industry. Most importantly, it quickly distinguishes me as qualified.”

— Daniel Weiss, MD, CPI, ACRP Certified Since 2011

Earning ACRP Certification demonstrates that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to safely and ethically perform clinical research. By passing an ACRP Certification Exam, you gain the industry’s most respected endorsement of your understanding of international clinical research standards and your ability to apply that knowledge on the job.


of ACRP Certified professionals report increased job responsibility and opportunities.


of ACRP Certified professionals report gaining recognition, ranging from bonuses to pay increases.

“Being certified has opened up a lot of doors for me, and it’s made me a lot more confident in my own professional identity. It’s delivered everything it promised.”

— Jennifer Davis, CCRA, ACRP Certified Since 2009

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ACRP Certification Marks




CCRC®, CCRA®, CPI®, ACRP-CP®, ACRP-PM®, ACRP-MDP® are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as service marks of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals, Inc.

Accreditation and Industry Recognition Mean Quality

ACRP Certification programs are held to the highest standards by the National Commission for Certifiying Agencies (NCCA). The CCRC®, CCRA®, and CPI® are accredited by NCCA and recognized as evidence of GCP training by TransCelerate Biopharma, Inc. and its member companies, including some of the world’s largest clinical trial sponsors. The CCRC® and CCRA® programs are also recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) toward assisting a hospital in meeting requirements of its Magnet Recognition Program.

Information to Share With Your Employer

Get financial support for your ACRP Certification. This information kit includes a financial support request letter and several articles highlighting the impact your ACRP Certification will have on your organization – from improved clinical trial quality to employee retention and satisfaction.

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  • Higher Enrollment Rates
  • Lower Protocol Deviations
  • Fewer 483 Warning Letters
  • Improved Regulatory Compliance
  • Better Inspection Performance