Frequently Asked Questions

You prefer to learn at your own pace and time? Then the SELF LEARNING plan is right for you to complete the CRA Academy.
You prefer to learn from your expert instructor on top of your learning experience? You are not sure about an industry certification for now? Then the INSTRUCTOR LED plan is right for you to complete the CRA Academy and to decide on an industry certification later.
You prefer to learn from your expert instructor on top of your learning experience? You want to get ACRP certified and differentiate you from other candidates for CRA job? Then the CERTIFIED plan is right for.

Each program consists of multiple modules. Each Module contains E-Learnings, Assignments, Tests and live and recorded webinars.

This depends on the plan you select, but in general the flow is:

Step 1: Start your module with the Microcourses.

You have access to your e-learning on our LMS. Work through the microcourses to learn about the topics. You need to review the full microcourse and need to complete all microcourses to get access to the knowledge check.

Step 2: Take your Knowledge Check

Complete the respective Knowledge Check for the module. You have unlimited attempts and need to achieve a score of at least 80% for a positive grade on the knowledge check.

Step 3: Complete your Assignment

With the learning of the previous steps, you can complete your assignment. Access instructions and upload your homework in the folder “Assignment”. Your instructor will provide feedback in your LMS account. You need to achieve a positive grade to complete the module.

Step 4: Post your questions, topics and practical examples before the webinar.

Use the chat area to post your questions for the next live webinar.

Step 5: Join the Live webinar

During the webinar of the module, you will be recapping your learning and discuss the assignment and have the chance to discuss live all questions and practical examples with your expert instructors. Click on “Live Webinar” and join with your Adobe Connect credentials we sent you.

If you have positive grades for the Knowledge Check and your Assignment, you can start your next module.

VIARES Academy Graduation

After successful completion of all modules you will be graduating the VIARES Academy and obtain your VIARES certificate.

Each module will take about 5 to 10 hours in total to complete

We are varying dates and times over the year to allow for participants from all time zones to connect in. Please check information on the website and in the learning management system.

You do benefit from the interaction with other participants and the instructors, but it is not compulsory.

The assignments vary – from some extra free/online certificates to analysis of study related information, to creating specific study documents.

We test you per each module, as we believe in immediate learning and feedback. The “knowledge-check” needs to be completed with 80% positive answers to successfully conclude the module. And you can only start the next module if you have completed the current.

The program comes with GCP certifications and the CRA Academy Certificate. The CERTFIED plan also includes the option to obtain professional certification from the Association of Clinical Research Professionals, ACRP.

VIARES will connect you with ACRP to start your membership enrollment process with ACRP, upon graduation from the VIARES CRA Academy. You will then complete the process with ACRP directly. During the membership you have full access to all ACRP membership services, i.e. additional free training material. All membership benefits, policies and procedures apply.  These may be viewed at: https://acrpnet.org/membership/

During your ACRP membership you can enroll directly with ACRP for a certification that best fits your situation. All application policies and procedures, including change fees, deadlines and eligibility requirements apply.  These may be viewed at: https://acrpnet.org/certifications/

You can start at any time and even progress through the modules on your own speed.

This allows you to complete the Academy programs at your own speed, be it in a month or in one year. You can always access all material and participate in all live webinars during these twelve months. Even if you started a job already and have questions, come back and discuss them with your instructor.

More and more entry level roles now require some work experience and/or relevant training for CRAs, so our Academy will help bridging this step. We are actively promoting you with our industry partners like CareerCircle.

We provide a couple of Talent Services, i.e. partner with staffing agencies for consulting, matching with potential employers and resume checks. Furthermore, we work with CROs directly and collect globally entry level roles for our participants, currently about 80+ and growing.

No, as we provide the services to our community for free. But you can sign up for any program and then access our career services.

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If you have already some clinical research work experience and want to develop into a Clinical Research Associate, go for the CRA Academy.

If you want to start a career as “Clinical Trial Assistant”, we recommend the CTA Academy.

If you want to go deeper on some areas, we recommend reviewing our focused programs, i.e. Data Management for CRAs.

You can start at any time and even progress through the modules on your own speed.

This allows you to complete the Academy programs at your own speed, be it in a month or in one year. You can always access all material and participate in all live webinars during these twelve months. Even if you started a job already and have questions, come back and discuss them with your instructor.

More and more entry level roles now require some work experience and/or relevant training for CRAs, so our Academy will help bridging this step. We are actively promoting you with our industry partners like CareerCircle.

The rate might be a bit early as we are also quite new, but we have participants in CROs and in Pharma started their jobs after the academy. We know from feedback, that 89.7% see a positive impact on their career outlook by attending our Academy.

We provide a couple of Talent Services, i.e. partner with staffing agencies for consulting, matching with potential employers and resume checks. Furthermore, we work with CROs directly and collect globally entry level roles for our participants, currently about 80+ and growing.

No, as we provide the services to our community for free. But you can sign up for any program and then access our career services.

Each program consists of one or more modules. Each Module contains E-Learnings, Assignments, Tests and live and recorded webinars.

Step 1: Every module starts with the micro courses.

You have access to your e-learning on our Learning Management System. Work through the micro programs to learn about the topics. You need to review the full micro program and need to complete all micro courses to get access to the knowledge check.

Step 2: Post your questions, topics and practical examples before the webinar.

Use the chat area called “Questions and topics for the live webinar”.

Step 3: Join the Live webinar

During the webinar of the module, you will be recapping the e-learning content and have the chance to discuss live all questions and practical examples with your expert instructors. Click on “Live Webinar” and join with your Adobe Connect credentials we sent you.

Step 4: Complete your Assignment

With the learnings of the previous steps, you then can close out the module by completing your assignment. Access instructions and upload your homework in the folder “Assignment”. Your instructor will provide feedback in your Learning Management System account.

Step 5: Knowledge Check

To finish your module, complete the respective Knowledge Check for the modules where available. You have unlimited attempts and need to achieve a score of at least 80% to positively conclude the knowledge check.

Step 6: Print your Certificate

After successful completion of all steps, you can view and print your certificate for each module. At the end of the ACADEMY, you will be able to get your overall certificate.

Each module will take about 5 to 10 hours in total to complete

The assignments vary – from some extra free/online certificates to analysis of study related information, to creating specific study documents

We are varying dates and times over the year to allow for participants from all time zones to connect in. Please check information on the website and in the learning management system.

Do I have to participate in the live webinars to complete my program?

No. We recommend taking advantage of the live discussions with our instructors and other participants from a learning perspective. If you have a question, but cannot join the live webinar, post them upfront and the instructor will discuss it in the next webinar. You can then listen to the recording for your answer.

You do benefit from the interaction with other participants and the instructors, but it is not compulsory.

We test you per each module, as we believe in immediate learning and feedback. The “knowledge-check” needs to be completed with 80% positive answers to successfully conclude the module. And you can only start the next module if you have completed the current.

The program comes with GCP certifications. The CRA and CRC program also include the option to obtain professional certification from the Association of Clinical Research Professionals, ACRP.

VIARES will connect you with ACRP to start your membership enrollment process with ACRP, upon graduation from the VIARES CRA Academy. You will then complete the process with ACRP directly. During the membership you have full access to all ACRP membership services, i.e. additional free training material. All membership benefits, policies and procedures apply.  These may be viewed at: https://acrpnet.org/membership/

During your ACRP membership you can enroll directly with ACRP for a certification that best fits your situation. All application policies and procedures, including change fees, deadlines and eligibility requirements apply.  These may be viewed at: https://acrpnet.org/certifications/

Not yet ready to invest in your career? Sign up to our email list and we’ll keep you updated about our upcoming academy dates!

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