Exam Dates: September 5 - 21, 2013
Applications Open: May 1, 2013
Applications Due: July 31, 2013
Note: Applications will be accepted through August 14, 2013 with a $150 late fee.
The PI exam is a computer-based, globally harmonized exam. These features offer you more flexibility in terms of exam eligibility and a wider choice of test sites and times available for your convenience.
It is imperative that you read the PI Certification Handbook in full before applying for and taking the exam.
For a printable application, please click here.
For the printable application check list, please click here.
Benefits of CPI®
Certification is increasingly recognized by today's global clinical research industry.
A survey of PI managers identified the benefits of Certification to be:
- Increased company marketability (for CROs)
- Enhanced recognition by peers and supervisors
- Reinforced professional standing
- Heightened personal satisfaction
About PI Certification
ACRP Certification is the formal recognition of clinical research professionals who have met the eligibility requirements and demonstrated job-related knowledge and skills.
Certification is granted in recognition of verified work experience, education, and a successful performance on a multiple-choice exam.
In 2001, the first PI exam was offered. Since then, almost 900 PIs across the globe have earned their CPI® designation.
A physician investigator is a physician (MD or equivalent degree) who serves as the primary, sub-, or co-investigator; or monitors, supervises, or designs clinical trials; and accepts responsibility for the safe and ethical conduct of a clinical trial, herein defined as a systematic experiment designed to evaluate the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacoeconomics, safety; efficacy and effectiveness of a drug, biological, medical device (therapeutic or diagnostic), procedure; or other intervention involving human participants.
CPI® is Accredited
On September 30, 2012, the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) granted accreditation to the Academy of Clinical Research Professionals' Certification Program for Physician Investigators for demonstrating compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. NCCA is the accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (formerly the National Organization for Competency Assurance). The NCCA Standards were created in 1977 and updated in 2003 to ensure certification programs adhere to modern standards of practice for the certification industry. ACRP joins an elite group of more than 100 organizations representing over 200 programs that have received and maintained NCCA accreditation. More information on the NCCA is available online at www.credentialingexcellence.org/ncca.