CRA Career Salaries

CCRP Course Provides Certification to work in the following roles

Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) 200 profiles

$101,978 $74K-$121K

Clinical Research Associate (CRA) 198 profiles

$67,532 $44K-$106K

Clinical Trial Manager 56 profiles

$102,283 $69K-$139K

Clinical Project Manager40 profiles

$111,006 $73K-$136K

Clinical Operations Manager 7 profiles

$116,859 $108K-$125K

Clinical Research Manager 6 profiles

$108,250 $98K-$119K

Associate Clinical Research Director 5 profiles

$136,950 $116K-$148K

The tuition fee is $1,795 ($18 per module) is offered over a 4-month payment plan in this link. The online training can be completed within 1-4 months time and can start within 24 hours of tuition payment.

Clinical Research Certificate Program

The First Step to Clinical Research Certificate Program

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CCRP CRRA Certified Clinical Researcher Associate

This program requires only a medical sciences education background such as FMGs, BSNs, and Bachelors graduates. Clinical Research Associate Training Course is a 110 module course led by Senior CRA and Physician of 25 Years, Dr.Kamal. This course provides the training, experience, interviewing, letter of references, and connections you need to get a job supervising clinical research efforts. We offer clinical research associate training and placement for nurses, science bachelor graduates, and international medical graduates.

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SCDM CCDM Certified Clinical Data Manager

Eligibility Requirements

APPLICANTS FOR THE CERTIFIED CLINICAL DATA MANAGER (CCDM™) PROGRAM MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher and minimum two years full-time CDM experience

  • Associate’s degree and minimum three years full-time CDM experience

  • Four or more years full-time CDM experience

  • Part-time work experience equal to or surpassing full-time equivalent in criteria above


ACRP CCRA Certified Clinical Research Associate

The CCRA® eligibility criteria define the minimum experience required before a CRA can apply for the program. It is important to compare the CRA eligibility criteria with your career and educational experiences to self-determine your eligibility before submitting an application and payment. All applications must undergo a formal review process to determine an applicant’s eligibility to sit for the exam.

CRA Certification Eligibility Requirements

In order to be deemed eligible to take the CCRA® exam, applicants for the CCRA® credential must be able to provide evidence through a job description, detailed CV, or other documentation that they:

  • Work independently of the investigative staff conducting the research at the site or institution. This means they do not report to the PI or site manager and that they do not have the ability to change or manipulate data, and;

  • Work on behalf of the sponsor. This means that they are contracted by the “sponsor” to perform an independent monitoring function. The “sponsor” can be a pharmaceutical or device company, a granting agency, a university department, a physician, etc., and;

  • Perform all of the CCRA® essential duties as detailed below for a required minimum number of hours. Hours performing the CRA essential duties can include hoursdocumented up to the date of the exam and/or through previous employment. The required number of hours is dependent upon one’s educational background.

The CRA Certification Handbook has complete information on eligibility requirements.

ACRP CCRC Certified Clinical Research Coordinator

CRC Certification Eligibility Requirements

In order to be deemed Eligible to take the CCRC® exam, applicants for the CCRC® credential must be able to provide evidence through a job description, detailed CV or other documentation that they:

  • Perform all of the CRC essential duties as detailed below for a required minimum number of hours.

  • Hours performing the CRC essential duties can include hours documented up to the date of the exam and/or through previous employment. The required number of hours is dependent upon one’s educational background.

SoCRA CCRP Certified Clinical Research Professional

The applicant must be working with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines under IRB/IEC/REB-approved (or specifically exempted) protocols.

The applicant must meet one of the following Eligibility Criteria noted below.   Please note that most candidates will be eligible under Category 1. 

For purposes of eligibility, please view SOCRA's definition of a Clinical Research Professional.

If you have a question about Candidate Eligibility please email SOCRA at certification@socra.org

 

Category 1

Applicant must have (and be able to document) ALL of the following qualifications:

Please note:  If you have completed two (2) years of full-time employment as a clinical research professional in the past five years, you will NOT need to provide supporting documentation for your educational experience.

 

Category 2

Applicant must have (and be able to document) ALL of the following qualifications:

  • Hold a degree in "Clinical Research" from an Associate, Undergraduate, or Graduate Degree Program AND 

  • Have completed a minimum of one year of full-time experience (or 1,750 hours part-time) during the past two years as a Clinical Research Professional

Category 3

Applicant must have (and be able to document) ALL of the following qualifications:

  • Hold an Undergraduate or Graduate Certificate in “Clinical Research” with a curriculum of no less than 12 semester (credit) hours or totaling a minimum of 144 credit hours from an academic institution of higher learning (community college, college or university) AND

  • Hold an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in a science, health science, pharmacy or related field AND 

  • Have completed a minimum of one year of full-time experience (or 1750 hours part-time) during the past two years as a Clinical Research Professional.

ACRP CCTI Certified ClinicPrincipal Investigator

The CPI® eligibility criteria define the minimum experience required before a PI can apply for the program. It is important to compare the CPI® eligibility criteria with your experience to self-determine your eligibility before submitting an application and payment. All applications must undergo a formal review process to determine an applicant’s eligibility to sit for the exam.

PI Certification Eligibility Requirements

In order to be deemed eligible to take the CPI® exam, applicants for the CPI® credential must be able to provide evidence through a job description, detailed CV or other documentation that they:

  • Have a doctorate level degree and;

  • Have proof of employment as a PI during at least two (2) of the most recent five (5) years and;

  • Perform all of the essential duties as detailed below.

The PI Certification Handbook has complete employment definitions.

Update: The CPI Exam is the first exam being offered to all investigators with a doctoral-level degree. A license to practice medicine is no longer required.

NAIM CIM Certified IRB Manager

To qualify for the Certified IRB Manager Examination, you must meet the following
requirements:
     • Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of relevant IRB
      Management experience within the last 5 years.
      OR
     • An Associates Degree from a two year college or technical school and 2 years
      of relevant IRB Management experience within the last 5 years.

CCIP CIP Certified IRB Professional

Eligibility Requirements

This certification program is for individuals whose primary job responsibilities include substantial participation in overseeing, administering or performing the daily activities of an IRB as part of a HRPP. Individuals involved in IRB activities who meet the following eligibility requirements are eligible to take the examination: 

  • A Bachelor's degree plus two years of relevant HRPP experience, completed on or before the first day of your chosen testing period (see front cover)

or

  • Three years of relevant HRPP experience, completed on or before the first day of your chosen testing period

or

  • Current certification as a CIP

RACC CRA Certified Research Administrator

Bachelor’s Degree and three (3) years of professional experience in research or sponsored programs administration either in a sponsoring or recipient organization or the equivalent in a self-funded organization;

OR

An Associate’s Degree and five (5) years of professional experience in research or sponsored programs administration either in a sponsoring or recipient organization or the equivalent in a self-funded organization;

OR

No degree and six (6) years of professional experience in research or sponsored programs administration either in a sponsoring or recipient organization or the equivalent in a self-funded organization. *

MAGI CRCP Certified Research Contract Professional

People often ask how to prepare for the exam. Two years of experience with a variety of negotiation partners may be sufficient to pass the exam. A careful reading of MAGI's Model CTAClinical Trial Agreement Handbook (Original), and Model CDA is helpful. There are numerous relevant articles in the Journal of Clinical Research Best Practices. Attending MAGI's Clinical Research Conference is good preparation, provided you attend sessions and workshops that address relevant topics where you need more knowledge. Sample questions, study guides, or other study materials are not available. However, imagine an exam for professional chefs. One question might be, "Describe the process of making an omelette." Another might be, "List five spices used in Chinese cuisine." Another might be, "What are the pros and cons of gas vs. electric stoves?"

RAPS RAC Regulatory Affairs Certification

The RAC is the only credential for regulatory professionals in the healthcare product sector. The RAC demonstrates to employers, clients and colleagues essential knowledge, critical thinking abilities and a commitment to continuing professional development. It is designed for working regulatory professionals, with at least three to five years of regulatory experience. There are six different RAC exams. The US, EU and Canada exams test regional regulations and involvement with regulatory bodies. The global exam focuses on international standards and guidelines. The devices and drugs exams have a global focus yet aligns to a specific sector of regulation knowledge. All six exams test for regulatory knowledge, critical thinking and analysis throughout the lifecycle of a product.

SQA RQAP Registered Quality Assurance Professional

The Society of Quality Assurance is proud to offer the professional credential Registered Quality Assurance Professional (RQAP) for professionals working in Good Laboratory Practices as well as for professionals working in Good Clinical Practices. Registration is a recognized standard of experience and knowledge throughout the QA industry, in the US and around the world.

What the credential demonstrates

  • Proof of your knowledge of the regulations/guidelines and how they are applied

  • Commitment to a high quality standard in the QA industry

  • Personal professional growth and achievement

How it Works

  1. Professionals must pass an examination in either Good Laboratory Practices or Good Clinical Practices to receive the RQAP credential.

  2. Registered professionals must re-register every three years by submitting documentation of ongoing professional activities. These activities include, but are not limited to:

More on RQAP Re-registration

Clinical Research Certification & Training

CRAs can expect to make between $75-90k/year within their first year. CRAs who are physicians from foreign countries are considered MDs in this position. CRAs who are nurses which transitioned are treated remarkably well among the hospitals they visit or monitor. As a supervisor of clinical trials, this also paves ways to enter higher-level administrative and leadership roles in medical centers, institutions, and pharmaceutical companies.