Exam Preparation

Getting ready to take your Certification Exam? Below are three (3) options to help you prepare to sit for the exam and earn your Certification in the job-specific function you actually perform.

Certification Exam Review Bundle

Certification Exam Review BundleACRP's Certification Exam Review Bundle ($200) helps to ensure that you are fully prepared for success. Each designation-specific bundle includes an online Exam Practice Exercise and a downloadable PDF, the Certification Exam Preparation Guide, that is mapped to the Detailed Content Outline (DCO) of the exam. Please see each individual product description, below, for more detailed information.

Note: Purchases are non-refundable. If you purchase a Certification Exam Review Bundle, please do not purchase an additional Exam Practice Exercise as it is already included in the bundle.

Purchase CRA Certification Exam Review Bundle
Purchase CRC Certification Exam Review Bundle
Purchase CPI Certification Exam Review Bundle


Certification Exam Preparation Classroom Course

ACRP Chapter Affiliates have exclusive rights to host classroom-based courses developed by ACRP for Certification Exam preparation. The Classroom Course content closely follows the content provided in the self-paced eLearning Course, but includes the benefit of a trained instructor and in-person interaction with other candidates preparing for the exam. Chapter Affiliate Classroom Courses are added regularly preceding each exam cycle, so check this page often if a Classroom Course is what you prefer. 

Exam Practice Exercise

Exam Practice ExerciseThe Exam Practice Exercise ($80) is an online offering of 50 multiple-choice questions with the right answers to help you prepare for the ACRP Certification Exams. Each Exam Practice Exercise is tailored to help you sit for the exam, in the job-function you actually perform (i.e., CRA, CRC, or PI).

The Content
The Global Exam Committees have aligned the content of each Exam Practice Exercise with the recently updated Detailed Content Outline (DCO) for each exam. Each practice exercise contains 50 designation-specific (i.e., CRC, CRA, or PI) multiple-choice questions and answers. All questions cover at least one of the five (5) content areas of the current Certification Exams. All of the Exam Practice Exercise questions have previously appeared on ACRP Certification Exams.

The Format
The online format of each Exam Practice Exercise was designed to familiarize you with the format of the ACRP Certification Exams, even providing you with the correct answers, in order to make you comfortable with the overall experience.

  • You are given three (3) continuous hours, through a timed countdown, just like the actual exam. This allows you to practice answering questions and view the correct responses on your computer screen.
  • Each question is viewed on its own screen as you navigate forward to the next question, back to previous questions, skip questions, and mark questions for review before completing the Exam Practice Exercise.
  • You have up to two (2) opportunities to enter the Exam Practice Exercise. And, while the questions are the same, you may choose to navigate both attempts differently―answer all questions first and then return to each question to reveal the answer or see the answers as you move through each question.
  • Upon completing the Exam Practice Exercise, you can view the number of correct responses for each of the five (5) major content areas of the ACRP Certification Exams.
  • Access to the Exam Practice Exercise is available for up to one (1) year or two (2) attempts, whichever comes first.

Note: Purchases are non-refundable.

Purchase Exam Practice Exercise

Immediately after purchasing your Exam Practice Exercise, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with a voucher number and a link to instructions for online access. Before making your purchase, please read the system requirements.


Certification Exam Preparation Guides

Certification Exam Preparation GuidesClinical research is now a global enterprise and the standards for its conduct that are recognized by all participating countries are those from the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).

ACRP’s Certification Exams focus on aspects of a clinical research professional’s role as stated in the relevant Detailed Content Outline (DCO) and their relation to ICH guidelines rather than local regulations, since they have relevance to these roles irrespective of where they are located in the world.

The Content
The purpose of these Certification Exam Preparation Guides ($135) is to assist you in preparing for the ACRP Certification Exams (e.g., CRA, CRC, or PI) by providing an overview of the relevant ICH guidelines (i.e., Guideline for Good Clinical Practice E6(R1), Definitions and Standards for Expedited Reporting E2A, General Considerations for Clinical Trials E8, Statistical Principles For Clinical Trials E9) and the Declaration of Helsinki.

It contains diagrams which show the links between the relevant guidelines and the DCO. It serves as a supplement to your reading of the DCO and the relevant international guidelines by providing definitions of key terms, overviews of concepts together with lists of responsibilities. There is overlap between the different guidelines and, for ICH GCP, between its sections. This guide will help you recognize these links and overlaps, making your preparation much more effective and efficient.

The Format
The PDF format of each Certification Exam Preparation Guide was designed to familiarize you with the four (4) relevant ICH guidelines and the Declaration of Helsinki, which the ACRP Certification Exam questions are based on.

Note: Purchases are non-refundable.

Purchase CRA Certification Exam Preparation Guide
Purchase CRC Certification Exam Preparation Guide
Purchase PI Certification Exam Preparation Guide

The objectives for the Certification Exam Preparation Guides, developed by ACRP’s Professional Development program, are designed to match the Detailed Content Outline (DCO) for each exam with the related ICH guidelines, but are developed independently from the Academy. The Academy does not endorse, recommend, or sponsor any review course, manuals, or books for the CRC, CRA and PI Certification exams.

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