Accreditations for Individuals
Advance your career and increase your employability with IAOCR Accreditation for Clinical Research Professionals
IAOCR provide robust and internationally recognizable accreditations for clinical research professionals wanting to advance their career by providing evidence to employers that they can demonstrate their competency and ability to work to global best practice standards.
Our accreditations are the gold standard for clinical research professionals. Our assessments are developed from global core competencies established by the industry and are monitored within a regulated environment. All clinical research accreditations are mapped to the International Standard Classification of Education developed by UNESCO, which enables IAOCR Internationally Qualified Status to be recognizable by educational establishments and employers globally. Read on to learn more about:
Benefits of IAOCR Accreditation
- Advance your career and increase your employability by achieving IAOCR internationally qualified status with an internationally recognized accreditation.
- Differentiate yourself in the employment market – IAOCR Internationally Qualified Professionals are TRUSTED in the industry because they can demonstrate the core competencies required for clinical research professionals.
- Demonstrate your commitment to working to global best practice standards as part of a independently quality assured program.
- Receive a distinctive Professional Certification Mark displaying your unique identification number and award date.
- Entitlement to use the designatory letters Q-IAOCR in recognition of your status.
- Earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) points to demonstrate your commitment to ongoing professional development
“The IAOCR Clinical Research Project Manager program provided me a great platform to showcase and consolidate my work experiences and skills into a formal independently assessed international accreditation, as well as providing an excellent opportunity for me to use this to help grow my career and network in global clinical research!”
Clinical Research Certification vs Accreditation
Clinical research certification and accreditation are often used interchangeably. However, they are not the same so when investing in your career or the development of your workforce it’s vital to understand the difference. IAOCR Internationally Qualified Clinical Research Professional status (achieved through the IAOCR accreditation assessment) is the industry gold standard and comes with the following quality assurances:
- Accreditations that are mapped to the International Standard Classification of Education Framework developed by UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). Thus providing an international “currency” of formally recognized and transferable Learning Credits
- Assessment for accreditation requires individuals to evidence competence in their field of expertise. Competence standards are developed by IAOCR in conjunction with industry experts working in a wide range of clinical research settings around the world. This ensures competence is evaluated to core global best practice standards.
- Accreditations provided by IAOCR are independently quality assured by organizations regulated by Ofqual (Office for Qualifications and Examinations), which reports into UK Parliament.
- The robust quality assurance system within which we work requires IAOCR to undertake a two-stage assessment and independent verification process. This ensures application of a globally consistent approach.
- IAOCR CPE (Continuing Professional Education) points. A step beyond CPD, CPE points are mapped to the Qualifications and Credits Framework and are based on evidence of competence, not simply length of time spent learning.
- The IAOCR designatory letters (eg Q-IAOCR), Professional Quality Mark, individual Professional Registration Number, and Certificate of Accreditation, provide a clear sign to patients, sponsors, employers and peers that they are working with a clinical research professional that has demonstrated their competence and ability to work to industry best practice standards.
- Unlike clinical research certification, IAOCR internationally recognizable accreditations are the equivalent to qualifications and therefore do not expire – once you have achieved accreditation you own your accreditation for life. However, recognizing that industry best practices and requirements change and develop over time, IAOCR recommends that all individuals resit accreditation approximately every two years. Each Professional Quality Mark displays an award date, clearly showing when the accreditation was achieved.
IAOCR Accreditation Programs – Open for Registration Now
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Clinical Research Data Manager (Re-launching in 2024)
Internationally accpeted professional accreditation standard for Clinical Research Data Managers. Suitable for professionals already working as a Clinical Research Data Manager as well as those looking to transition into the role (who already have the required experience or have completed training for Data Managers and want to evidence their competence).
Clinical Research Project Manager (Re-launching in 2024)
Internationally accepted professional accreditation standard for Clinical Research Project Managers. Suitable for professionals already working as a Clinical Research Project Manager as well as those looking to transition into the role (who already have the required experience or have completed training for Project Managers and want to evidence their competence).
Clinical Research Associate - (Opening for Registration November 2023)
Internationally accepted professional accreditation standard for Clinical Research Associates. Suitable for professionals already working as a Clinical Research Associate as well as those looking to transition into the role (who already have the required experience or have completed training for CRA’s and want to evidence their competence).