The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

ACRP CRC Core Competency Foundations™ Training Program

For employers who need to onboard new coordinators and/or establish consistency in foundational knowledge to keep study teams working in lockstep, ACRP’s CRC Core Competency Foundations™ training program delivers practical, hands-on learning based on real-world protocol execution.

ACRP’s CRC Core Competency Foundations™ program is an ideal solution for onboarding new CRCs, accelerating time to competency, and helping
standardize CRC training organization-wide.


  • Quickly and Efficiently Onboard New CRCs
  • Ensure Competency in Foundational Knowledge Across the Study Team
  • Standardize CRC Training
  • Customize to Address Organization SOPs
  • Receive Certificate of Completion Demonstrating Foundational Knowledge in Clinical Research

Program Specs & Curriculum

  • Blend of Self Study and Instructor-Led Training
  • Module-Based for Flexible Delivery on Your Schedule
  • Flexible Delivery Options, Including In-Person, Virtual, and Teach to Train
  • Assesses Foundational Knowledge Competencies of Clinical Research Professionals, Based on the Core Competency Framework of the Joint Task Force for Clinical Trial Competency
  • Program Content Covers: Clinical Research 101 Orientation; Clinical Research Relationships, Responsibilities, Essential Documents; GCP, Ethics & Human Subject Protection; ALCOA-C; Patient Recruitment and Retention 101; Subject Safety Management; IP Management and Accountability; Protocol and GCP Compliance; Monitoring Overview; CAPAs and Root Cause Analysis; Optimizing Study Communications
  • Concludes with ACRP Clinical Research Knowledge Assessment™