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Clinical Trials Administration

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About the Clinical Trials Administration Program


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Clinical Trials Administration IntensiveFPM-40273

Units: 4.00


This five day intensive course provides a solid foundation in the principles upon which clinical trials are based. Topics include: drug development process, device development, GCPs (ICH and FDA), Cas...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Clinical Trials Administration ProgramFPM-40272

Units: 7.00


Prerequisite: Intensive Workshop, FPM 40273.How the Program Works While pursuing the Specialized Certificate in Clinical Trials Administration, you must successfully complete the following three sect...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
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Demand and Job Prospects

Certificate graduates fulfill educational minimums for different entry level positions (Clinical Trial Assistant, Clinical Research Coordinator, Data Entry Associate) in pharmaceutical and medical device companies (sponsors), Clinical Research Organizations (CROs), or clinical sites such as large hospitals and clinics.

U.S. Department of Labor projections show that these types of occupations are forecast to grow “much faster than average” through 2024. Depending on individual’s experience and highest level of education completed salaries can range between $16-33 per hour.

Conditions for Admission

Please see the application for specific admission requirements for this program. Although a college degree or professional experience in the field are not required, applicants with such experience may receive preference for admission when program capacity is limited.

Certificate Guidelines

Part 1: Clinical Trials Administration Intensive, FPM 40273, offered Spring and Fall quarters. This is followed by:

Part 2: Follow-On Program, FPM 40272; package includes 3 online classes and the Capstone workshop (also available via distance learning for students residing out of region) for one fee. Must Take FPM 40273 before FPM 40272.

Special Notes

Continuing Education hours awarded: 40 hours for the Clinical Trials Administration Intensive; an additional 70 hours for the "package" of three online courses and the Follow-On Workshop. Applicable to ACRP and SoCRA education hours requirements.

Military spouses are eligible to use My CAA $4000 scholarship. Apply at MyCAA.

Advisory Board

Jan Agee, BS, CCRA

Clinical Consultant

Barbra LaPlante, MA

Clinical Operations

Jenny Paredes, BA, MA, PhD

Country Lead and Clinical Operations Manager

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This certificate requires an application before taking any courses. There will be a $0 fee to apply to this program. Students will also be required to pay a $95 certificate fee upon enrollment into the program after acceptance. View the complete Certificate Registration and Candidacy Guidelines.