10-Week CRA & CRC Beginner Program

Upcoming Courses
Course #: BI11512
May 14 - July 30, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern

Wednesday nights. No class July 2 or July 9.

Course #: BI11518
July 17 - September 25, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern

Thursday nights. No class August 7.

Take advantage of our $1,695.00 price by registering early!
* After June 13, costs are $1,895.00.

10-Week Course 

Course Description

The online 10-Week CRA & CRC Beginner Program provides a comprehensive introduction to clinical research and the job functions of the Clinical Research Associate (CRA) and Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) for both drug/biologic and device trials. This program is geared toward individuals seeking a new career or career change into clinical research, but who don’t know which job track to pursue. Case studies and industry best practices are presented to underscore how the learning objectives apply directly to the responsibilities of the CRA and CRC. Upon completion, Barnett will provide resume assistance so that you can position yourself for entry into this market.

Before the class starts, you will receive your class books and reference guides. During the live Interactive Web Seminar, you will be able to ask questions and provide feedback. You will be required to pass both a mid-term and a final in order to receive accreditation CEUs. Upon completion, training certificates will be provided to all participants and accreditation CEUs will be requested.

Learning Objectives

  • Module 1 (Introduction): Investigational Product Development, the FDA, and Good Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Module 2: Clinical Research Team: Roles & Responsibilities
  • Module 3: The Principal Investigator, Site Selection and Budget Negotiation
  • Module 4: Clinical Study Protocol Elements and Statistical Considerations
  • Module 5: Institutional Review Boards, the Consent of Human Volunteers and HIPAA
  • Module 6: Study Monitoring, Data Management, Study Initiation Visit
  • Module 7: Safety Reporting: Definitions and Reporting Requirements
  • Module 8: Accountability for the Test Article and Trial Termination Visits
  • Module 9: Regulatory Compliance and Quality Assurance: Audits and Inspections
  • Module 10: Managing Your Time and Preparing for the Interview

Who Should Attend

  • Aspiring CRAs and CRCs (This course is also appropriate for CRAs and CRCs with less than six months experience)
  • College Students and New Graduates in a Scientific Field
  • Nurses

 What previous students have said ... 

“Many times over the last 10 weeks, I've been able to apply the information directly to something I was working on at my job.  I appreciated being able to see the importance of the quality of the work I do. We work with many different CROs and sponsors. It was extremely helpful seeing the clinical trial industry from their perspective.“

“I thought it was fantastic and it did help me land my job - a CRA I. (My role prior to taking the class was Clinical Affairs Coordinator). My satisfaction with the class was high because there was interaction AND online - a tough combo to find.”

“I am a CRC and am running four studies now. The class was such a great class to start with and I am using what I learned daily. I am very happy to be in research.”

“I'm a technical trainer for a large clinical trials division and my goal in taking this course was to better understand the role played by a CRA. This course has definitely done that for me and I can see myself applying what I have learned to my trainings. The presenter has a lot of real world knowledge and experience which she constantly applied to the course. I couldn't ask for a better speaker/trainer. Very easy to navigate and great use of technology. On a scale of 1 to 10......12!”


This course will be taught by one of the following instructors: 

Nikki Christison, B.S. 

Lily Romero, P.A., C.C.R.C.

Susan Torchio, R.N., B.S.N.

Click here for complete trainer biographies 

Course Length Time

10 weeks for 3 hours each week     

Registration Fees

$1,695 by Early Bird Deadline noted in Upcoming Courses section above

$1,895 after Early Bird Deadline

This course is for individual registrants only and does not allow for group training. All participants are eligible for “Certificates of Attendance,” and accreditation, provided that accreditation requirements are met.

Accreditation Information

Barnett International is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  Participants will receive 30 hours (3.0 CEUs) of continuing education credit for full participation, including the completion of a pre-test, post-test, and program evaluation.  Barnett International will mail ACPE statements within three weeks of program completion.  ACPE#: 0778-0000-11-070-L01-P. Released: 9/11.

Hold this course at your company! For more information, contact Naila Ganatra at (215) 413-2471. 


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