Thursday, May 29, 2014

What is a CRA?

As with most professions, there is a desire to reflect a certain level of acquired knowledge, application and expertise through a formal examination and certification process. This is true in the accounting profession with the (Certified Public Accountant) CPA title, the auditing profession with the (Certified Internal Auditor) CIA designation and other professions such as the certified Project Management Professional (PMP). The same holds true in research administration with the Certified Research Administrator (CRA) exam and designation. There are currently nearly 40 employees at the University that have obtained this certification! Other related certifications are the Certified Pre-Award Research Administrator (CPRA) and the newly branded Certified Financial Research Administrator (CFRA) title. For more information on the educational and work experience requirements for these examinations go to