Virtual* Course/Study Group for ACRP Certification

When:  Jul 10, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (ET)

Virtual* Course/Study Group for ACRP Certification Saturday, July 10th, 2021
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT
Log-in to Ensure Connectivity 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM EDT

Instructor: Janet Ellen Holwell, CCRC, CCRA, FACRP, TIACR Clinical Research Consultant/Trainer

*Weblink and Call-In Number to be Provided Prior to the Virtual Course

Course Description:

This combination Virtual Course/Study Group for ACRP Certification provides guidance, for candidates eligible to take the exam, on how to prepare for an ACRP Certification (e.g., CCRA®, CCRC®, ACRP-CP®, CPI®).
N.B.: This course will not cover the medical device or project management subspecialty designations.

The certification programs are now aligned with the Clinical Trial Competency Framework developed by the Joint Task Force for Clinical Trial Competency. Knowledge areas reflect current practice as a monitor, study coordinator and investigator. The exam covers the 6 relevant guidelines: Declaration of Helsinki, ICH E2A, ICH E6, E8, E9 and E11.

The course will help you familiarize yourself with the format of the exam, tackle example questions, and conduct a personal gap analysis to ensure you are fully primed to earn your ACRP Certification. The Detailed Content Outlines (DCOs) will be used to customize your personal needs. Ensure you have copy of the DCO available.

This course includes presentation/hand-outs, interactive exercises, discussions and question-and-answer sessions. No contact hours are offered.

Course Learning Objectives:

  1. Be able to list and use the benefits of certification to drive their exam preparation efforts

  2. Be familiar with the question-style and layout of ACRP’s Certification exams, including how to approach their multiple-choice format

  3. Be able to identify and describe at least three (3) strategies for preparing for ACRP’s Certification exams

  4. Be able to use and reference the six (6) relevant guidelines used to create the ACRP’s Certification exams:

    1. The Declaration of Helsinki

    2. ICH E2ASafety Definitions

    3. ICH E6(R2)Good Clinical Practice

    4. ICH E8General Considerations for Clinical Trials

    5. ICH E9Statistical Principles for Clinical Trials

    6. ICH E11Clinical Trials in the Pediatric Population

  5. Be able to assess their individual level of readiness by practicing exam questions based on the Detailed Content Outline (DCO) under training conditions (NOT exam conditions)


8.45AM Registration Log-In to Meeting
9:00–9.15 Welcome and Introduction
9:15–10:00 Module 1: Format of Exam– What to Expect
10:00–11:00 Module 2: Overview of the 6 Relevant Guidelines
11:00–11:15 Break
11:15–12:00PM Module 3: Personal Analysis of DCO
12:00–12:45 Lunch break
-2:30 Module 4: Kick-Start of Study Group/Sample Questions Break
2:30–2:45 Break
2:45–4:15 Module 4: Kick-Start of Study Group/Sample Questions
4:15–4:30 Wrap Up Questions and Answers, Adjourn

Target Audience:

Eligible candidates for the CCRA®, CCRC®, ACRP-CP®, and CPI® ACRP Certification Exam.

Fall Certification Exam Cycle: July 15 October 15, 2021.

For more information about application and exam fees visit:

Questions About Certification Benefits, Requirements, and Preparation:

EVENT REGISTRATION closes Thursday, July 8th, 2021 12:00PM Eastern Daylight Time Contact Lisette Gonzalez, via phone or Email (see below), to Register NOW to ensure enrollment; PRE-REGISTRATION required


Early Bird Pricing Before June 24th, 2021

After June 24
th, 2021

NY Metro Chapter member
ACRP member

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Event Registration Information: Membership not required for registration. No Online Registration. Contact Lisette Gonzalez to register. No refunds or transfers. No contact hours offered.

Event Manager For Course Registration or Cancellations: Lisette Gonzalez, CCRA, New York Metropolitan Chapter of ACRP, or call 917-881-4295.

Questions About This Virtual Course:

Janet Ellen Holwell, CCRC, CCRA, FACRP, TIACR, Communications Chair, New York Metropolitan Chapter of ACRP, or call 718-263-4160.

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Lisette Gonzalez