Candidate Handbook for Certified Pre-Award Research Administrators (CPRA®)

The Handbook contains necessary information and instructions about the Certified Pre-Award Research Administrator Examination. All candidates are responsible for reading the handbook carefully. 

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To apply to sit for the exam, the examination fee is $395 USD. At this time, we only accept credit card payments. Paper checks that are mailed, are not accepted; however, in the future, we will be accepting e-checks. 
For any questions related to the online application, please contact [email protected].

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Please Note: The Research Administrators Certification Council is currently monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the U.S. and internationally. Prometric Test Centers have adopted social distancing policies. For more information please click here. Thank you for your patience. Stay safe and be well.