Education & Training Programs

Certified Research Administrator Exam Prep Study Group (CRA Study Group)

Research Costing Compliance (RCC) hosts a semi-annual CRA Study Group for those persons interested in taking the Certified Research Administrator exam administered by the Research Administrators Certification Council (RACC). CRA Study Group participants who attend all of the sessions will receive 2 continuing education credits towards maintaining their RCC/RAA/AGM/RAI certification(s). Partial credit, or one credit, will not be given.

The Fall 2013 issue of In Focus (pdf), RACC's semi-annual newsletter, featured an article about Duke's CRA Study Group and its success.

For more information on the exam, please visit: http://www.cra-cert.org/.

Qualification Criteria

Candidates applying to sit for the Certified Research Administrator's Examination must possess:

  1. A Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of substantial involvement in research or sponsored programs administration either in a sponsoring or recipient organization or the equivalent in a self-funded organization; OR
  2. An Associate's degree and five (5) years of substantial involvement in research or sponsored programs administration either in a sponsoring or recipient organization or the equivalent in a self-funded organization; OR
  3. No degree and six (6) years of substantial involvement in research or sponsored programs administration either in a sponsoring or recipient organization or the equivalent in a self-funded organization (this requires submission of the Petition Application)

Session Dates

CRA Study Group consists of 8 2-hour long review sessions that are held every two weeks. Review sessions are expected to begin the week of January 18, 2016. Specific dates are in-process and will be provided to participants.

Registration

Request for registration deadline is 5pm, January 8, 2016. Space is limited to 20 people. To apply for the CRA Study Group, please complete the CRA Study Group Application form and e-mail it to rcc-cert at duke.edu.