The Canadian Association of Clinical Research Specialists (CACRS) offers new and very unique certifications for a broad range of clinical research professionals helping them to differentiate their areas of expertise as the name of the designation implies.Each CACRS certification demonstrates to employers, clients and colleagues’ essential knowledge, critical thinking abilities and a commitment to continuing professional development. CACRS certifications are designed for candidates working in the clinical research domain.
CACRS designations and professional development training also encourage and motivate life science graduates to pursue such a promising and booming career.
There are five different certification exams, where candidates can earn designation as Certified Clinical Research Specialist (CCRS), Certified Oncology Clinical Research Specialist (OCCRS), Certified Clinical Research Nurse (CCRN), Certified Clinical Research Physician Assistant (CCRPA) or Certified Research Pharmacist (CRRPh).
|Application Deadline||Testing Window Deadline||Register Online||Register by email/Mail|
|21 January 2020 (11:59 EST)||22 February–31 March 2020||Apply Today||Download|
|7 April 2020 (11:59 EST)||7 May–30 June 2020||Apply Today||Download|
|21 July 2020 (11:59 EST)||21 October- 30 November 2020||Apply Today||Download|
|7 October 2020(11:59 EST)||7 November – 23 December 2020||Apply Today||Download|
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Check your eligibility and apply to take the exam. Already a CACRS certification Holder? After passing any of CACRS certification exams, you must maintain your credential through continued education and professional development activities every two years.
When your goal is to get your CV/resume to the top of a recruiter’s pile, having the CACRS certification is your advantage in getting recognized for an advanced job in clinical research domain. With CACRS certification, you can do more for your employer and earn more along the way. In addition, a Certified Clinical Research Nurse (CCRN), Certified Research Physician Assistant (CRPA) and Certified Research Pharmacist (CRPh) is more prestigious and is no longer nurses, physician assistants and pharmacists are necessarily categorized under the title and salary range of clinical research coordinators. Moving forward they have their own rank and also eligible to work as Principle Investigators and/or Sub-investigators.
You may want to pursue or take your clinical research career to the next level; we can guide and help you with the right direction. Make sure you understand the difference between earning a professional certification/designation offered by CACRS and taking a certificate of course completion that offered by CACRS as well.