Clinical Research Professional (CRP) Certification Funding Program & Exam Preparation

Overview

Clinical Trials BC (a unit of the Michael Smith Health Research BC) supports clinical research professionals working at academic-based BC clinical research sites to achieve professional certification. Achieving certification demonstrates that you have met or exceeded the quality standards required in the industry and have validated your competence. Certification also demonstrates a level of professionalism and indicates a commitment to quality standards.

For 2022, Clinical Trials BC is offering a partial reimbursement in the amount of $350 towards CCRP or CCRC examination fees for successful applicants who work for academic health research organizations (health authority, university, non-profit).

Funding is available for up to 20 successful applicants.

Why You Should Get Certified?

Want to hear certified clinical research professionals sharing their experiences in taking the exams?

Hear from the certified professionals about their hot tips, and offered resources to help prepare for your exams in hybrid or remote settings, and their personal experiences writing their certification examinations. 

Eligible Certifications

Application Process

Applicants must register first with SoCRA or ACRP for the certification program, then to Clinical Trials BC for eligibility for reimbursement.

Applicants are required to apply to Alison Orth by email for approval of eligibility prior to writing their exam: aorth@healthresearchbc.ca

Exam Costs & Reimbursement

Clinical Trials BC will reimburse up to 20 successful program applicants $350 CDN upon receiving confirmation of certification.

Please review the Application and Fee sections of each organization for costs.

SOCRA: https://www.socra.org/certification/ccrp-certification-exam/application-and-fee/ 

ACRP CRC: https://www.acrpnet.org/certifications/crc-certification/

ACRP CP: https://acrpnet.org/certifications/acrp-cp-certification/

Exam Preparation 

To help you prepare, Clinical Trials BC has put together a bundle of resources including recordings of a series of consecutive informal exam preparation sessions, practice tests, and access to the "Clinical Research Professional Certification Exam Study Prep" electronic Community of Practice (eCoP) where you can find useful links, recordings, presentation slides, and documents that you can use to help prepare for your exam.

To register for access to the eCoP, recording of the hosted Q&A sessions, and practice tests, please email: clinicaltrialsbc@healthresearchbc.ca

Feedback from the program's valued participants

Congratulations to the successful applicants of Clinical Trials BC's CRP Certification Funding Program. To date, Clinical Trials BC has helped over 90 professionals to certify in British Columbia. In 2021, we supported 10 applicants become certified. Read feedback from the 2021 program's participants below: