Clinical Research Pharmacist Certification (CRPh)
Clinical Research Pharmacist Certification (CCRPh), is the only post-academic professional credential for professionals in the healthcare product sector. It is intended for individuals well trained and/or employed in clinical research industry, consultancies and other settings involved with the development and management of pharmaceutical drugs, biologics and medical devices. The CCRPh is a professional credential that denotes commitment to excellence, pursuit of knowledge and career advancement. Success on the CCRPh examinations requires knowledge of the appropriate GCP-ICH regulations and the ability to think critically about the regulatory issues and challenges that occur throughout the healthcare product life cycle.
Value of the CCRPh Certification
The Certified Clinical Research Pharmacist CCRPh demonstrates to employers, clients and colleagues that a clinical research Pharmacist has the essential knowledge, coordinating and management skills, critical thinking abilities and commitment to advancing professional knowledge and abilities. As the demand for competent Clinical Research Pharmacists increases globally, CCRPh certification-credentialed professionals are well positioned to be effective team members and contributors in every work setting. Recognition of the CCRPh certification continues to grow around the world and CCRPh- credentialed professionals earn higher salaries than those who do not hold the credential.
The primary purpose of any professional certification program is to provide an independent assessment of the knowledge, skills and/or competencies required for competent performance of a professional role. This assessment is typically accomplished by the successful completion of an examination.
Defining Features of Quality Certification and Assessment-Based Certificate Programs. (2010) The Institute for Credentialing Excellence.
To be eligible for the CCRPh examination you need to meet one of the following educational and professional experience requirement combinations:
• Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy, MPharm or PharmD
• *2500 minimum working hours
• Detailed Resume/CV highlighting job description
If an applicant submits an application using a clinical research training program and holding a clinical research certificate/diploma, a 2000 hours may be waived from working experience. A certificate of completion must also be submitted including name of school/training program provider, program title and date attended
The CCRPh certification program does not discriminate among candidates on the basis of age, gender, race, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.
Guide contains information about:
• CCRPh examination eligibility requirements
• Guidelines for submitting an examination application
• Preparing for the examination
• How to schedule your examination and what to expect at the testing portal
• What to expect after the examination