CRA Review Course

Finance Outreach & Compliance is sponsoring a CRA Review Course to help candidates prepare for the Certified Research Administrator (CRA) exam.  For additional information concerning the certification exam, please visit the official home page of the Research Administrators Certification Council at

Also look at the Body of Knowledge from which the 250 multiple choice test questions will come. To review the Body of Knowledge go to

To learn more about the certification process, its importance, and its role in professional development go to


August 17th through November 2nd

Most Study Sessions are held on Wednesdays** in Carruthers Hall

*Topic(s) for a given session subject to change

**Except one held on Thursday, 9/22



Select each session link to go to a detailed page for that session, with links to quizzes and study materials.  You will have to authenticate through NetBadge to view this content. 

(NOTE: Quizzes and Presentations are from last year's course.  These will be updated prior to the appropriate session)

Session Number



SESSION 1 Overview Wednesday 8/17 from 12-2 p.m.
SESSION 2 Pre-Award Wednesday 8/24 from 12-2 p.m.
SESSION 3 Costing & Post-Award Wednesday 8/31 from 12-2 p.m.
SESSION 4 Facilities & Administrative (F&A) Costs Wednesday 9/7 from 12-2 p.m.
SESSION 5 OMB Circulars/Uniform Guidance Wednesday 9/14 from 12-2 p.m.
SESSION 6 Contract Management Thursday 9/22 from 12-2 p.m.
SESSION 7 Intellectual Property Wednesday 9/28 from 12-2 p.m.
SESSION 8 Animal Research Wednesday 10/5 from 12-2 p.m.
SESSION 9 Human Subjects Research & Clinical Trials Wednesday 10/12 from 12-2 p.m.
SESSION 10 Conflict of Interest/Responsible Conduct of Research Wednesday 10/19 from 12-2 p.m.
SESSION 11 Environmental Health & Safety/Export Controls Wednesday 10/26 from 12-2 p.m.
SESSION 12 General Study Session Wednesday 11/2 from 12-2 p.m.



Participants must:

1) Have a strong desire to advance their knowledge of research administration and/or plan to take the CRA exam

2) Have the support of their supervisor and commit to attending all of the sessions

Registration is offered on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited to 15 - so sign up early!

To Register: 

If you would like to be a part of this intense and rewarding program, please register in OLM by clicking HERE.  If the link does not work, complete the following steps:

Log into Employee/Manager Self‐Service from the Integrated System

  1. Log into Employee/Manager Self-Service from the Integrated System home page.
  2. Navigate to your Learner Home.
  3. Use the search bar to select “Class” and enter “431786” in the next field, then select “Go.”
  4. Enroll using the “Enroll” button.