Our next quarterly session begins the week of October 5th 2016.  We will only accept 20 students per quarter.

 

 

How The Academy Is Structured

The CRA Academy is a 3 month course that has an optional and free internship program where students who successfully complete the program will be invited to work at some of our sites as in-house CRA's.  Our academy is 100% online with weekly video modules followed by a weekly live webinar taught by one of our CRA instructors.  The 1 hour webinars are held every Saturday at 1 PM PST for the duration of the academy.  During the webinars, the lessons from the prior week's module will be reviewed, questions will be answered, and homework will be assigned.  We use real virtual workspaces and actual EDC systems that are used in the industry in order for students to better familiarize themselves with common industry tools.  After the 3 month academy, a final exam will be given and students must pass the exam to successfully complete the academy.  During the 3 month course students will also become GCP, NIH, and IATA certified.  Post-academy internships will be made available.  Students have the option of doing monitoring quality assurance activities remotely (online), in person for 2 days at a time, or a combination of the two.  Certificates will be distributed to students who have successfully completed the coursework.  Students must have at least a Bachelor's degree to be considered for the academy.  The cost of the academy is $1,000 USD per month for 3 months.  In order to register, a deposit of $1,000 will be required.  This deposit will be credited towards your tuition.  We accept credit card payments only.  You may register now at the bottom of this website if you'd like.

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Why Be A CRA?

CRA's are always in high demand and the career can be quite rewarding.  There are however, very few opportunities out there for individuals without any knowledge or industry experience.  The minimum requirements for an individual to become a CRA are as follows:

-Must have at least a Bachelor's degree (foreign degrees are acceptable; degrees do not have to be science related)

-Must have a working knowledge of the fundamental principles of clinical research

-Prior industry experience is typically required

Who We Are  

We are a group of individuals that have been operating various clinical research sites, CRO's, and consulting companies since 2005.  Due to a huge demand, from many of our clients, we have decided to create The CRA Academy as a tool for not only teaching the fundamental principles of clinical research, but also to provide students with some much needed (and often required) industry experience.  For your convenience we have uploaded the video course syllabus below:  

 

FAQ's

How long is the internship?

The internship is only available to students who pass the final exam.  We typically recommend graduates spend at least 3 months for the internship phase however students may intern for as long as they need in order to gain the necessary work experience.  We do not charge anything extra for the internship.

Can I do the internship remotely?

Yes.  Although we recommend everyone try to visit a research clinic in our network for a few days every 3 months, we can do most monitoring activities such as source data verification remotely.

Do I need to quit my job to intern?

No.  We purposely limit your workload to 1-4 hours per week and interns can make their own schedule for the most part.

Is this an accredited institution?

Yes, we are fully accredited by ACCRE. 

 

 

 

Weekly Video Modules Followed By Weekly Live Webinar

Week 1: Site Selection Visits

Week 2: Regulatory

Week 3: Source Documents Pt.1

Week 4: Source Documents Pt.2

 

 
 

Weekly Video Modules Followed By Weekly Live Webinar

Week 5: Interim Monitoring Visit

Week 6: Closeout Visit

Week 7: Site Initiation Visit

Week 8: Protocol Deviations, IP Accountability, Miscellaneous

 
 

Month 3 is where we finally get to put what we have learned during the previous 2 months to work.  In this segment of the academy we focus heavily on Electronic Data Capture (EDC) and Source Data Verification (SDV) just like real CRA's do on a daily basis.  We have a partnership with one of the largest EDC providers in the industry and they have created a platform exclusively for our Academy.  

 

If you are ready to register and pay now, you may do so here.  A $1,000 deposit will be charged to your credit card.  This will be applied towards the tuition for the first month of your 3 month course:

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TheCRAacademy.com Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

 

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

 

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience.

 

When do we collect information?

 

We collect information from you when you place an order or enter information on our site.

 

How do we use your information?

 

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
 

       To quickly process your transactions.

 

How do we protect your information?

 

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
 

We use regular Malware Scanning.
 

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

 

We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order to maintain the safety of your personal information.

 

All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

 

Do we use 'cookies'?

 

We do not use cookies for tracking purposes


You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

 

If you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled. that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.

 

However, you will still be able to place orders .

 

Third-party disclosure

 

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.

 

Third-party links

 

We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.

 

Google

 

Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
 

We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.

 

California Online Privacy Protection Act

 

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. - See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf


According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

Users can visit our site anonymously.

Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.

Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy' and can be easily be found on the page specified above.


You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:

       On our Privacy Policy Page

Can change your personal information:

       By calling us


How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?

We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.


Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

It's also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking

 

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

 

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
 

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

 

Fair Information Practices

 

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
 

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify you via email

       Within 1 business day


We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

 

CAN SPAM Act

 

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
 

We collect your email address in order to:

       Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.


To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:

       Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.

       Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.

       Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.

       Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.

       Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.

       Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.


If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at

       Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.

and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.


 

Contacting Us

 

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.
 

TheCRAacademy.com

1830 Commercenter East

San Bernardino, CA 92408

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dan@theclinicaltrialsguru.com

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Last Edited on 2016-06-27

Refund Policy

In the event that a student wishes a refund, we will only grant the refund if the access to the CRA Academy materials have not been received by student.  Other refunds will be considered on a case by case basis, students may contact Dan Sfera at (949) 415-6256 or email dan@theclinicaltrialsguru.com

Shipping Policy

Since The CRA Academy does not have physical products to sell, the shipping policy will refer to access granted to the learning materials which are hosted on our secured servers and virtual workspaces online.  Students will receive a welcome email with instructions on how to proceed to access the documents.  Three months after the completion of The CRA Academy, students will no longer have access to the learning materials.  

Terms and Conditions

Upon registering and paying the deposit for the first month of the three month Academy, students will be granted access to the learning materials and will be invited to the weekly live webinars.  On the first of the month for the second and third months of The CRA Academy respectively, students will be contacted by our billing department in order to process payments for Month 2 and Month 3.  If students fail to pay by the 10th of the month for Month 2 or Month 3 respectively, we reserve the right to remove students from our Academy until payments have been made. Individual requests and unique circumstances could be resolved by contacting a member of The CRA Academy.  Three months after the completion of The CRA Academy, students will no longer have access to the learning materials.