New ACRP Program to Assess Competency of Entry-Level Clinical Researchers

May 06, 2020

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) announces a pilot project designed to assess the competency of entry-level clinical research professionals, ACRP’s hypothesis is that new graduates from academic programs in clinical research will pass the ACRP-CP exam at equal or higher rates than individuals with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in clinical research. If proven true, then providing graduating students access to an ACRP-CP certification exam will enable the further demonstration of their knowledge and competency thereby enhancing a hiring organization’s confidence in recruiting, training, and retaining these new graduates as valuable members of their research teams. The Consortium of Academic Programs in Clinical Research has been working for some time with ACRP to develop this program.  Three institutions are participating in the program, Campbell University, University of North Carolina Wilmington and Durham Technical Community College.

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