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



August 26th through November 5th

These sessions are held during lunch hours (you're encouraged to bring lunch)  


Session Number



SESSION 1 Why CRA?; Course Overview; Intro to Research Development  8/27 from 12:00-2:00
SESSION 2 Pre-Award (Part 1) 9/3 from 12:00-2:00
SESSION 3 Pre-Award (Part 2); Post Award (Part 1) 9/10 from 12:00-2:00
SESSION 4 Post Award (Part 2) 9/17 from 12:00-2:00
SESSION 5 Contracts; Facilities and Administrative Costs 9/24 from 12:00-2:00
No Session No session No Session
SESSION 6 Human Subjects & Clinical Trials 10/8 from 12:00-2:00
SESSION 7 Review and Sample Test 10/15 from 12:00-2:00
SESSION 8 Animal Use in Research 10/22 from 12:00-2:00
SESSION 9 Conflict of Interest; Responsible Conduct of Research 10/29 from 12:00-2:00
SESSION 10 Intellectual Property/Environmental Health & Safety 11/5 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 (preference is given to those who are sitting for the exam)

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

Registration is open in Workday Learning:$369528/15972$1434.htmld