The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

ACRP Competency-Based Approach to PI Responsibilities™ Training Program

ACRP’s competency-based approach to PI training builds on foundational knowledge and provides practical, hands-on learning based on real-world scenarios, giving employers confidence that investigators are properly equipped to navigate problem resolution and risk mitigation.

ACRP’s Competency-Based Approach to PI Responsibilities™ program guides learners through interactive discussions of some of the most common challenges faced by investigators, providing a roadmap for a long and productive PI career.


  • Mitigate Common Risks Faced by Investigators
  • Ensure Competency in Foundational Knowledge and the Ability to Apply Knowledge in Real-World Scenarios
  • Standardize PI Training
  • Customize to Address Organization SOPs
  • Receive Certificate of Completion Demonstrating Foundational Knowledge in Clinical Research

Program Specs & Curriculum:

  • 8-Hour Instructor-Led Training Program
  • Flexible Virtual and In-Person Delivery Options
  • Program Content Covers: Competency Self Assessment; PI Competency Definitions, Framework, Guidelines, and Regulatory Requirements; Training and Delegation; Oversight Competencies; Risk-Management: Creating Accountability and CAPAs; Competency Gaps