This pin—not to mention the benefits of being certified—could be yours!

By Emily Butler, program assistantMore and more employers are asking for the Certification for IRB Professionals (CIP®) credential. This means they’re seeking an advanced level of knowledge, understanding, and relevant competencies in human research protection program (HRPP) and institutional review board (IRB) administration.Add your name to the ranks of the more than 1,000 individuals who have achieved this important milestone by applying to take the exam by Friday, January 15, 2010.The CIP® Credential…• Promotes the ethical conduct of research by strengthening the professional administration of IRBs.
• Demonstrates a mastery of the body of knowledge determined by national experts to be essential to competent IRB/HRPP administrative practices.
• Encourages personal growth and professional development.
• Provides an expanded array of career advancement opportunities.
• Strengthens the quality of HRPPs by certifying a cadre of committed and educated individuals.The CIP Handbook provides useful resources and sample exam questions, while the online practice test consists of 75 questions of the type that one might encounter on the actual exam. For more information, please visit PRIM&R’s website, e-mail Emily Butler, program assistant, or call 617.423.4112, ext. 25.