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Continuing Education Program

Clinical Research Certificate

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Take the Next Step Toward a Career in Clinical Research.

Earn the credentials to be competitive in the job market by completing the Clinical Research Certificate Program.

CNN lists Clinical Research Associate as the:

 # 6 Fastest Growing Job in America and # 9 Best Job in America 

The field of Clinical Research is rapidly expanding and  there are many career opportunities. This program will give you an understanding of the "landscape" of clinical research including the duties of the following roles; Clinical Research Associate (CRA), Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC), data specialist, subject recruiter, research billing officer, compliance administrator, and other specialties.



The clinical research field is a new, stimulating, and innovative career choice. As a result of the recent movement to speed up drug and medical device development, the need for scientifically trained professionals - including CRAs and CRCs - to coordinate research studies has increased. 

The U.S. Department of Labor reports that the demand for qualified CRAs and CRCs is expected to double over the next ten years. Professionals trained for these demanding careers are currently in short supply. Traditionally the preparation for these roles were through on-the-job training with physicians and scientists conducting research.

Our Clinical Research Certificate Program includes a rigorous curriculum to prepare you for today's competitive marketplace.

Is This Program for You?

These multidisciplinary courses have been designed for professionals interested in moving into the field of pharmaceutical/clinical research. Hospitals and pharmaceutical companies seek out nurses or people with a science background for these roles because they have a scientific knowledge base, good interpersonal skills, and experience working with physicians and other nurses.

This course can also serve as a refresher for a professional already working in the field who has never had formal training.

Participants have also used this course as a review for certification examination. All topics can be completed in less than two semester.


In order to receive the Clinical Research Certificate, you must complete each section of the three-part program:

This full certificate program provides you with the tools you need to become successful in today's rigorous marketplace. All topics can be completed in less than two semesters. To earn a certificate, a student must:

  • Successfully complete all of the required courses within a two year period
  • In order to receive contact hours, participants must attend the course and complete the examinations.

Essentials of Initiating Clinical Research, Health Care Statistics and Transitioning into a Career in Clinical Research may be taken together for a $100 discount!


All Continuing Education students are welcome to register for these courses individually.

Cancellation Policy

Requests to transfer payments to another course, and cancellations, are only accepted in writing (or by e-mail to four weeks prior to the start of the course.

Refund Policy

A refund (less $50 administrative costs) is provided only if a cancellation is requested in writing (or by e-mail to four weeks prior to the start of the course. No refunds will be made for cancellations requested after that date or for no-shows.