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11 AM - 5 PM EDT October 18-21 & 25-28. 70+ sessions in eight tracks: clinical operations & project management, quality & risk management; site management; contracts; budgets & billing; regulatory compliance; management & professional skills;  and special topics. 90+ CME, CNE, CLE, CCB and other contact hours (depending on type). Money-back satisfaction guarantee. To the extent practical given the pandemic, the conference will include an in-person, face-to-face component at the Millennium Biltmore in Los Angeles, California.
Clinical Research Contract Professional (CRCP) Certification

MAGI offers Clinical Research Contract Professional (CRCP) certification. Obtain certification to demonstrate your professional accomplishments to employers, negotiation partners, and yourself. Passing the exam provides reassurance that you can hold your own in contract negotiations.

The certification exam takes one hour. (If you need extra time because of a disability or English is not your first language, contact us prior to the exam.) There are 20 short-answer questions. Questions often relate to common topics of negotiation between sponsors and sites. You should be familiar with negotiations and contracts in general, legal concepts and terms in industry-sponsored CTAs, the business implications of CTA provisions, sponsor and site perspectives on common negotiation issues, and how to create and negotiate study budgets. Deep and broad knowledge of all of these topics is not required, but certainly helps. The exam is closed book.

People often ask how to prepare for the exam. You will probably pass if you have two years of experience with a variety of negotiation partners, have carefully read MAGI's Model CTA and Clinical Trial Agreement Handbook (Original), and have attended the pertinent sessions and workshops at MAGI's Clinical Research Conference. There are numerous relevant articles in the Journal of Clinical Research Best Practices. Sample questions, study guides, or other study materials are not available. However, imagine an exam for professional chefs. One question might be, "Describe the process of making an omelette." Another might be, "List five spices used in Chinese cuisine." Another might be, "What are the pros and cons of gas vs. electric stoves?"

We previously administered the exam two times per year, at MAGI's Clinical Research Conferences when they were physical. Now that the events are virtual, we administer them over the telephone at a mutually convenient time for a $469 charge.

We report exam results within two weeks after the exam. If you do not pass the exam, you can take it once more for $129 after two months. Scores and copies of the exam are not available. MAGI expects CRCP candidates and holders to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects well on the profession. Certification is valid for five years. To renew your certification, pass the exam again or attend a MAGI conference to extend your certification for three years past the date of the conference.