Education and continual learning are essential to a growing and developing career.  Provided are links to some industry associations and affiliations, as well as helpful hints for job seekers.  Please call us anytime to discuss any of these in more detail.

DIA - Drug Information Association                                                                       

ACRP – Association of Clinical Research Professionals                                           

RAPS – Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society                                                          

AMWA – American Medical Writers Association                                                          

SoCRA – Society of Clinical Research Associates                                                          

HBA – Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association                                                      

APPI – Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians and Investigators                              

ASCO – American Society of Clinical Oncology                                                              


CCRA – Certified Clinical Research Associate. 

CCRC – Certified Clinical Research Coordinator

Certification is a formal recognition for clinical research professionals, which is earned through the ACRP certification and exam program. 

CCRA® and CCRC® are Accredited!

On April 15, 2010, the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) granted accreditation to the Academy of Clinical Research Professionals' Certification Programs for Clinical Research Coordinators and Clinical Research Associates for demonstrating compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. NCCA is the accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (formerly the National Organization for Competency Assurance). The NCCA Standards were created in 1977 and updated in 2003 to ensure certification programs adhere to modern standards of practice for the certification industry. ACRP joins an elite group of more than 100 organizations representing over 200 programs that have received and maintained NCCA accreditation. More information on the NCCA is available online at


PMP – Project Management Professional; a credential offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI).   For more information, go to

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