CRC courses provide foundational and advanced role-based training for clinical research professionals. The courses cover information that expands beyond but is directly connected to the Human Subjects Research (HSR) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) courses.
The Foundations course delivers basic CRC training that organizations may use for onboarding new CRCs. Included are the operational and regulatory essentials that CRCs need. It also provides a basis for learners who will later move on to the advanced course.
In the Advanced course, learners gain a deeper understanding of the CRC’s role by exploring key operational, leadership, regulatory, and technical elements associated with daily work.
These courses were written and peer-reviewed by experts.
Language Availability: English
Suggested Audiences: Clinical Research Coordinators, Clinical Research Professionals, Investigators
Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Foundations
Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Advanced
Who should take the CRC courses?
CRCs, investigators, and other clinical research professionals.
The foundations course can be used as foundational role-based training for learners needing basic CRC training or organizations needing onboarding training for new CRCs. It may also be useful to those pursuing a career in clinical research.
The advanced course is designed for CRCs who have taken the foundations course or those with two or more years of experience as a CRC. It complements the foundational course, and may be used for professional development and/or as a refresher course.
How long does it take to complete a CRC course?
The foundations course consists of 11 modules and 4 additional modules of interest, and the advanced course consists of 7 modules.
Each module contains detailed content, images, supplemental materials (such as case studies), and a quiz. Modules vary in length, and learners may require different amounts of time to complete them based on their familiarity and knowledge of the topic. However, they can complete them at their own pace. Modules are each designed to take about 30 to 45 minutes to complete, which means an entire CRC course could take about three to six hours to complete.
Are the CRC courses eligible for CME credits?
The CRC Foundations course is eligible for CME credits. Please see CRC Foundations for details. The CRC Advanced course will be eligible for CME credits in the future.
For more information on how to ensure CME credit availability for learners at your organization, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 888.529.5929.
How frequently should learners take CRC training?
There is no uniform standard for how frequently CRC training should occur. For a retraining (refresher) cycle, organizations should designate the frequency for their learner groups.
What are the advantages of CITI Program’s CRC training?
The CRC courses provide role-specific, peer-reviewed training written by CRC experts. Along with CITI Program's advantages, including our experience, customization options, cost effectiveness, and focus on organizational and learner needs, this makes it an excellent choice for CRC training.