The Association of Clinical Research Professionals
CCRA® (Certified Clinical Research Associate) is a credential formally recognizing clinical research professionals with experience monitoring and supervising the conduct and progress of clinical trials on behalf of a sponsor.
This trusted mark of excellence in clinical research is awarded to clinical researchers who have demonstrated proficiency of specific knowledge and skills by passing the standardized CCRA® Certification Exam.
You’re almost there! Please note, applications selected for audit will undergo a formal review by ACRP’s subject matter experts. In most instances, you will receive a status update about your application within 7 business days.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, ACRP will provide reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities. Please complete this special accommodations form for submission with your application before proceeding.
REMEMBER: The exam is referenced only to the International Conference on Harmonization Guidelines. No other regulatory framework is tested, including country-specific regulations (i.e, FDA or EMA).
We also recommend leaning on your community! Thousands of ACRP Certified members have been in your shoes. They are active community members and always willing to share tips and advice for ACRP exam prep.
Exam results are shared immediately at the conclusion of your exam, but PSI will send you an email with your full score report within 24 hours.
Your ACRP account will reflect your results within 3 weeks of your exam date.
Congratulations! You just passed a major milestone on your professional journey and are now a member of the elite club of ACRP Certified clinical research professionals.
Keep an eye on your email because you will soon receive information from our digital badging partner Credly about claiming your digital badge and how you can use it to tout your accomplishment. Also learn how to use your new credential by reviewing the Certification Mark policy.
You have 2 years to keep your certification in good standing by continuing your professional development, and we’ll be right there with you every step of the way. In the meantime, we highly recommend you review all the details about Maintenance of Certification. Don’t leave it to the last minute!
Don’t worry. It happens to the best of us. Give it another try!
Refer to your ACRP Certification Examination Results email or the ACRP Certification Handbook for guidance on the next steps in your certification journey.
Upcoming Testing Dates
Spring 2024 Testing
February 15 – May 15, 2024
Fall 2024 Testing
July 15 – October 15, 2024
Spring 2024 Application Fees
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(Available January 1 – April 30, 2024)
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Joining ACRP helps you save money. More importantly, ACRP is where you will find the very best of what you need to design a career path that’s uniquely your own. Connections through an engaged community. Growth through gold-standard training. And elevation through rigorous certification.
Congratulations on your decision to earn the most recognized and respected endorsement of clinical research competency — ACRP Certification. As you start this important journey in your career, we’re here to support you every step of the way.