R.A.C.C.
 

CPRA 

Application for Recertification by Continuing Education for CPRAs

Application Timeline
Recertification Period Application Due Dates Application Acceptance Period Late Application Period
March 31 March 31 January 1 to April 30 April 1 to April 30
September 30 August 31 July 1 to September 30 September 1 to September 30

  • Before you begin this application, be sure you have the following information at your fingertips: 
      -  Employment/Employer information for the last 5 years,
      -  a listing of your educational activities and contact hours for the last 5 years,
      -  and 3 multiple choice questions which can be used on a future form of the CPRA examination. 

    This application cannot be saved or exited without loss of data so it should be completed in one sitting. It will take approximately 30-60 minutes to complete.

     

Contact Hours Needed for Recertification: 80 over the five year certification period

 

PERSONAL DATA:    
PERSONAL DATA:      
Last Name:
Suffix (if any):
First Name:
Middle Name or Initials:
Work Address:
Institution:
Title:
Department:
Work Address 1 (street):
Work Address 2 ( building, suite...):
Work City
Work State:
Work Zip:
Work Phone:
Work Fax:
Home Address:
Home Address 1 (street):
Home Address 2 (apt. suite...):  
Home City:
Home State:
Home Zip:
Home Phone:
Home Fax:
Should RACC Correspondence go to your Work or Home Address? Work   Home  
   
Email: (Enter valid permanent email address)
Recertification Information:
Current Certification Number:
Expiration Date:

Month: (mm) 
Year: (yyyy) 


Background Information:


A: Percent of working time currently spent in research or sponsored programs:
Less than 25% 25 - 50%   51-75% More than 75%
  
B. Total experience in research or sponsored programs administration:
3 years 4-7 years 8 years 9-15 years
more than 15 years
  
C. Primary Employer:
University-Medical University-
Nonmedical
Hospital-Medical Center Independent Research Org.
Industrial Federal Government State, Province or Local Gov. Corporation/
Professional Services
Other
  
D. Primary Job Responsibility:
Operational Managerial Policy Other
  
E. Highest Academic Level Attained:
High School Some College Associate's Degree Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree Doctoral Degree Other  
  
F. To which of the following organizations do you belong?
AIRI AUTM COGR LES
NACUBO/CAUBO NCMA NCURA/CAURA NGMA
SRA

 

Pre-Award Research Administration and Educational Activities:


A.     PRE-AWARD RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION ACTIVITIES IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS

 Directions:  To recertify, candidates must show current and past job responsibilities indicating activity in the field of pre-award research administration for at least three (3) of the last five (5) years.  Please complete the information requested below, providing a brief description of activities meeting this requirement. All applications are subject to audit and will be randomly selected for verification of the information provided.  Candidates whose applications are selected for audit will be notified on receipt of the application and they will be requested to document all entries.

Employer:
From: To:
Address:
City:
State: Zip:
Job Title:

Research Administration Activity: (please make your statement brief, in no more than three sentences)


Employer:
From: To:
Address:
City:
State: Zip:
Job Title:
Research Administration Activity: (please make your statement brief, in no more than three sentences)


Employer:
From: To:
Address:
City:
State: Zip:
Job Title:
Research Administration Activity: (please make your statement brief, in no more than three sentences)

 

B.     EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

Please list below educational activities from the last five years which meet the recertification requirements of 80 contact hours of continuing education, OR activities without contact hours which are equivalent. These may include teaching, serving on professional journal or newsletter review boards, writing articles, serving on a board of a relevant national association, participating in workshops and seminars, as well as academic courses at an undergraduate or graduate level. Academic credits will be considered as contact hours. Note that all CPRAs are responsible for maintaining their education records OR records of activities without contact hours which are equivalent. The RACC will randomly audit 10% of the recertification applications. If your application is selected for audit you will be required to produce documentation of your contact hours. 

Of the 80 contact hours of education credits earned during the preceding 5 years, it is recommended that 80% (64 credits) be taken in topics related specifically to pre-award activities.


Month/Year
Institution (Name & State)/Provider/Sponsor (Location)
Course Title/Activity/Topic:
Hours:
Month/Year
Institution (Name & State)/Provider/Sponsor (Location)
Course Title/Activity/Topic:
Hours:
Month/Year
Institution (Name & State)/Provider/Sponsor (Location)
Course Title/Activity/Topic:
Hours:
Month/Year
Institution (Name & State)/Provider/Sponsor (Location)
Course Title/Activity/Topic:
Hours:
Additional Space if Required:

C. Questions for CPRA Examination

Before submitting your application, you MUST create three original questions that would be appropriate to use on a future Certified Pre-award Research Administrator examination.  Each question should follow the guidelines listed below.  Failure to do so will delay recertification.

  • Each item MUST be written in multiple choice format
  • Each item Must have 4 responses (e.g. Choice A, Choice B, Choice C and Choice D).
    • Only one of the responses should be correct.  Please signify the correct response by typing the word CORRECT after that response.
    • The other three responses should be incorrect.
    • None of the four responses should have wording, such as None of the Above, All of the Above, Choices A and B are both correct, etc..
  • Good items focus on important learning objectives.  Items should NOT test on trivia, definitions, acronyms, judgments or things that will change over time.
Please draft questions pertinent to the areas of the RACC CRPA Body of Knowledge:

CPRA  Body Of Knowledge

Question #1

Question #2

Question #3

 

D. CANDIDATE AFFIRMATION/AUTHORIZATION

I affirm that all statements given on this Application are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and that the RACC is hereby authorized to contact any organization or individual listed hereon to verify my continuing education history.

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The cost of recertification is $195.00
Recertification Fee plus Late Fee $295.00
RACC's tax id # is 13-3674722 

IF PAYING BY CHECK, PLEASE MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO "RACC" AND THEN MAIL TO:
RACC, 1350 Broadway, Suite 1705, New York, NY 10018. 

IF PAYING BY PAYPAL, please scroll down to PayPal payment section below.

BE SURE TO HIT THE SUBMIT BUTTON ABOVE FOR THE APPLICATION BEFORE PROCEEDING TO PAYPAL.  FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN ALL OF YOUR DATA BEING LOST.

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