R.A.C.C.
 

WAYS TO EARN CONTACT HOURS

Things to remember:
  • A contact hour is equal to one hour of time and is not the same as traditional CEUs
  • The table below assumes one hour spent in the activity equals one contact hour unless otherwise stated
  • Recertification activities must be related to research administration
  • Activities performed as an expected part of your regular job duties cannot be not counted as contact hours
  • Documentation of all contact hours must be available for verification purposes

Activity

Contact Hours Awarded

Maximum hours permitted for this activity

Participate in research administration-related professional development meetings, programs, courses, or activities. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Society of Research Administrators International national, section, and chapter meetings
  • National Council of Research Administrators International national, regional, and specialty meetings
  • Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research (PRIM&R)
  • Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Science Foundation

1 contact for every hour in

an educational session

No maximum; all hours may be claimed

Prepare and present (solely or jointly) on research administration related topics at a professional organization meeting or in a webinar (60-90 minute presentation)

1 contact hour per hour of presentation time

3 for development

No maximum

Prepare and present (solely or jointly) on research administration related topics at a professional organization meeting or in a webinar (Half day presentation)

1 contact hour per hour of presentation time

8 for development

No maximum

Prepare and present (solely or jointly) on research administration related topics at a professional organization meeting or in a webinar (Full day presentation)

1 contact hour per hour of presentation time

16 for development

No maximum

Prepare and present on research administration related topics on your campus (including for-credit courses)

1 contact hour for presentation time

1.5 credits for development.

No maximum

Write a research administration related article for publication and/or prepare and submit an abstract, paper or poster to a professional organization

5 contact hours for a newsletter article, 10 contact hours for a journal article

No maximum

Serve as a PI or Co-PI on a grant

1 contact hour for every hour serving as a PI or Co-PI

Maximum of 10 contact hours per year may be earned this way

Attend a research administration related webinar or online course

1 contact hour for each hour of participation

No maximum


Serve on a research administration related review committee

1 contact hour for each hour of service

Maximum of 5 contact hours per year may be earned this way

Serve on an RACC item review committee

1 contact hour for every hour of service

No maximum

Serve on a professional research organization’s committee or board

1 contact hour for every hour of service

Maximum of 5 contact hours per year may be earned this way

Prepare a written program review of an external research administration operation

1 contact hour for every hour of service

Maximum of 10 contact hours per year may be earned this way

Participate in a site visit or program review

1 contact hour for every hour of service

Maximum of 5 contact hours per year may be earned this way

Attend classes and/or complete a graduate-level certification program in research administration

1 contact hour for each credit hour for the class

No maximum

Participate in institution-wide committee on research administration-related topic at your institution

1 contact hour for every hour of service

Maximum of 3 contact hours per year may be earned this way

Assist in coding sessions on the Crosswalk for a regional or section meeting

1 contact hour

Maximum of 3 contact hours per year may be earned this way


Assist in coding sessions on the Crosswalk for a national conference

1.5 contact hours

Maximum of 3 contact hours per year may be earned this way

Submission of multiple choice examination questions following the Item Writing Instructions 

(Questions needed for sections I-A-1, I-A-5, I-B-1, I-E-5, II-B-2, IV-A-2, IV-A-3, IV-A-6- CRA Body of Knowledge located on page 9-11 of the handbook for candidates (Body of Knowledge)

1 contact hour per 5 questions

Maximum of 5 contact hours (25 questions)



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