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Dec2009

Posted by Emily Butler, program assistant

PRIM&R helps to educate those involved in the administration of human research protection and animal use and welfare programs through two certification programs: Certified Institutional Review Board (IRB) Professional (CIP®) and Certified Professional Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Administrator (CPIA). These two programs improve the quality of human research protection programs and animal care and use programs by promoting ethical practices and advanced knowledge of regulations.

The CIP and CPIA exams will be offered during the following testing periods:

CIP 2010 Exam Dates

Spring Testing Period
Application deadline: January 15, 2010
Exam dates: March 6 through March 20, 2010

Fall Testing Period
Application deadline: August 1, 2010
Exam dates: September 11 through September 25, 2010

CPIA 2010 Exam Dates

Spring Testing Period

Application deadline: March 1, 2010
Exam dates: April 10 through April 24, 2010

Fall Testing Period
Application deadline: September 1, 2010
Exam dates: October 16 through October 30, 2010

Both exams are administered by the Professional Testing Corporation, and are offered at least twice yearly at testing sites across the U.S. and Canada. Locate the testing center nearest to you. For more information, and to determine if you are eligible to sit for an exam, please visit the CIP or CPIA eligibility pages of our website.

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