The Association of Clinical Research Professionals



Clinical Research Associate

The CCRA® credential is awarded to a CRA who has passed the standardized ACRP CRA Certification exam.

Clinical Research Coordinator

The CCRC® credential is awarded to a CRC who has passed the standardized ACRP CRC Certification exam.

Principal Investigator

The CPI® credential is awarded to a PI who has passed the standardized ACRP PI Certification exam.

ACRP Certified Professional

The ACRP-CP® credential is awarded to professionals involved in all aspects of clinical studies/trials who have demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform ethical and responsible clinical research by passing the standardized ACRP Certified Professional Exam.

ACRP Project Manager Subspecialty

The ACRP-PM® Subspecialty Designation is awarded to ACRP certified clinical research professionals who have demonstrated knowledge in project management by passing the standardized ACRP-PM exam.

Next Exam Dates: Sep. 10 – Oct. 10, 2019

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Benefits of Certification

ACRP Certification drives operational efficiency and quality, and elevates you above the crowd. Learn why ACRP Certification is right for you.


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‘The Flagship Certification’ in Clinical Research

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