ACRP Expands Credentialing Program for Clinical Trial Investigators

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ACRP announced changes to its investigator certification program

The Academy of Clinical Research Professionals announced changes to its investigator certification program that will allow for broader credentialing of principal investigators in clinical trials.

The Academy Board of Trustees voted to change the eligibility criteria for its Certified Physician Investigator (CPI) program to allow for individuals with a doctorate-level degree, such as PhD, Pharm.D, DNP, to earn recognition of their clinical research-specific expertise through certification. The CPI program had previously been open only to individuals holding an active medical license.

As part of its expansion of the CPI program's eligibility criteria, the Academy Board also approved a program title change from Certified Physician Investigator to Certified Principal Investigator.

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