Clinical Research Professional Certificate Program

Program Dates:  August 26 - December 2, 2020

Clinical Research Professional Certificate Program

Program Dates:  August 26 - December 2, 2020

Certificate Overview

""The Clinical Research Professional Certificate Program is designed to train Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) to work in the UH Cancer Center, our affiliated hospitals, or at other academic centers in support of clinical trials. The program provides scholars knowledge in coordinating oncology clinical trials, basic statistical and epidemiologic methods, ethical and regulatory aspects of human subjects research, protocol development, and much more. This three to four-month accelerated program employs a blended learning model. Foundational knowledge is provided via online materials that students must complete before attending classroom-based face-to-face training sessions.

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Who Will Benefit

This program will be of interest to current or future biomedical and research scientists, public health professionals, nurses and allied health professionals, and  professionals with a natural science background considering a career change.

Course Outcomes

  1. Gain detailed knowledge of clinical research to prepare for a position as a Clinical Research Professional
  2. Obtain certification through CITI in Research Ethics and Compliance, recognized nationally as a pre-requisite for CRPs
  3. Obtain a Clinical Research Professional Certificate from the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center documenting successful completion of the CRP training program.
  4. Attain eligibility to apply for a CRP internship at the UH Cancer Center.

Employment Outlook

The field of clinical research is thriving in Hawaiʻi. The global clinical trials market size was more than $46 billion in 2019. Jobs in clinical research are also expected to grow by 13% by 2026. The average salary range for clinical research associates in Hawaiʻi is between $45,000 and $85,000.

Employers for Clinical Research Associates in Hawaiʻi


Universities (John A. Burns School of Medicine, University Health Partners of Hawaiʻi)

Pharmaceutical companies (Novartis, Bristol Myers Squibb, Abbvie, Syneos)

Student Eligibility

Undergraduate juniors or seniors enrolled in an accredited college or university who are pursuing degrees in science or health-related areas meet the minimum eligibility requirements.

Course Information

The program is conducted in-person at the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center

Students are required to complete 22, 90-minute lectures

Online classes will cover foundational knowledge, which will take approximately 23 hours to complete. This includes Research Ethics and Compliance Training Courses offered through CITI