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Certified Principal Investigator (CPI®)

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The CPI credential is awarded to a Principal Investigator (PI) who has met eligibility requirements, demonstrated proficiency of specific knowledge and job‐related skills, and passed the standardized Academy PI Certification exam. The CPI designation formally recognizes a PI has met the professional standards set forth by the Academy of Clinical Research Professionals.

Criteria to earn this badge

A CPI program applicant is eligible to take the CPI exam after providing evidence that he/ she has earned a doctorate level degree and has been employed as the primary, sub-, or co-investigator on a clinical trial during at least two (2) of the most recent five (5) years. A PI can also have monitored, supervised, or designed trials. The applicant has been responsible for the safe and ethical conduct of the clinical trial(s) and has performed all of the essential duties as detailed below:

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