Who takes the exam?
89% of the candidates
spend more than 75% of
their time in research or
sponsored programs admin-
istration. 63% have more
than 5 years of experience.
53% are in a nonmedical
university setting and 38%
work in a medical university
environment. 48% have a
bachelor’s degree as their
highest educational degree
and 40% have a Master’s
Degree.
How many people have tak-
en the exam and what is the
average passing rate?
Since the CRA exam was
first offered in 1993, 2,951
people have taken the exam
(although there is some du-
plication due to people tak-
ing the exam more than
once). Overall, 71% of those
taking the exam have
passed.
In May 2012, 229 people
took the CRA examination.
165 people (72%) passed
and became Certified Re-
search Administrators.
There are a total of 250
questions on the examina-
tion. The passing score for
May 2012 was 175 (it can
vary slightly and is reset for
each exam session). The
highest score was 233 cor-
rect and the lowest was 131
correct.
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R A C C B Y T H E
N U M B E R S
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B O D Y O F
K N O W L E D G E R E -
V I E W S E S S I O N S
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N E W C P R A S
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U P D A T E D C P R A
R E C E R T I F I C A T I O N
R E Q U I R E M E N T S
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A N I N T E R V I E W
W I T H N E W C R A S
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R A C C B O A R D
N E W S
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C O N G R A T S T O
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U P C O M I N G
E X A M D A T E S
CRA Exams
May 4—18
Application Deadline:
March 29
November 9—23
Application Deadline:
October 4
CPRA Exams
August 10 - 24
Application Deadline:
July 5
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Are you a CRA or CPRA
and want to know where
to find out more infor-
mation about RACC? Do
you know of colleagues
who may be interested in
becoming certified? Well,
you’ve come to the right
place - we have three
locations to find RACC
info. In addition to our
web site at http://
www.racc-cert.org/ , you
can now find us on Face
Book and LinkedIn.
Our website is continually
updated with dates and
locations of
exams and
Body of
Knowledge re-
view sessions. Also on
our web site you can find
colleagues in your net-
work that are CRAs or
CPRAs and mentors to
help provide general as-
sistance during your re-
view of the Body of
Knowledge. When you
are ready to take the ex-
am, you can find the ap-
plication and a link to the
testing site.
Our Face Book page is
regularly updated with
upcoming Body of
Knowledge Review ses-
sions as well as items we
think might be of interest
to our current and future
CRAs and CPRAs.
Our LinkedIn page is a
Members Only group, but
you are welcome to join
us there as well.
We really want these
sites to be useful for you,
so if you have any feed-
back regarding what you
would like to
see on them,
please let us
know!
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