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

These sessions are held during lunch hours (you're encouraged to bring lunch) on Thursdays in Carruthers Hall; Conference Room 2


Session Number



SESSION 1 Overview Thursday 8/17 from 12:00-2:00
SESSION 2 Pre-Award Thursday 8/24 from 12:00-2:00
SESSION 3 Facilities & Administrative (F&A) Costs Thursday 9/7 from 11:00-1:00
SESSION 4 Contract Management & Export Controls Thursday 9/21 from 11:00-1:00
SESSION 5 Environmental Health & Safety & OMB Circulars/Uniform Guidance Thursday 9/28 from 12:00-2:00
SESSION 6 Animal Research Thursday 10/5 from 12:00-2:00
SESSION 7 Human Subjects Research & Clinical Trials Thursday 10/12 from 12:30-2:30
SESSION 8 Conflict of Interest/Responsible Conduct of Research Thursday 10/19 from 11:00-1:00
SESSION 9 Intellectual Property Thursday 10/26 from 12:00-2:00
SESSION 10 Costing and Post Award Thursday 11/2 from 12:00-2:00

The topics listed for each session are tentative and depend on the availability of speakers.


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 “796783” in the next field, then select “Go.”
  4. Enroll using the “Enroll” button.