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SoCRA: CCRP exam
Author:  RA II
Date:  05-09-08 09:45am
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I am scheduled to take the CCRP exam given by SoCRA. I am studying the CCRP Study Guide that was sent to me. Unfortunately, I cannot take the prep course. I was wondering what else I could do to help me study. Does the exam ask more practical questions or do they ask questions like, "21CFR56 stands for what GCP rule?"
All help would be appreciated.

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  Author: Determined Oct 18, 2014, 04:39AM
 
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   I took the ACRP exam in 2/2012 and failed. I had been in clinical research for 2 years, earned my BA in Biology/MS in physiology, worked in research and health care for twenty years. The ACRP exam questions were heavily weighted towards RNs-dosing/drug cabinet/stocking issues question that I never come across as a rote research professional. If you are going to seek a certification, stick with SOCRA if your are academia ( I wish I did). If you are an RN ACRP is the way to go. I'm a Program Manager now, over CCRCs and CCRNs; however, I still would like the certification and may go for SOCRA in the future. That was two years ago and I just earned my MHA-I can get degrees, I'd like 1 certification under my belt if possible.
 
 
 
  Author: Ernie S. Sep 10, 2014, 12:53PM
 
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   For those taking SOCRA CCRP exam, there is a study guide that may be helpful. This is what I used when I took the exam in September 2013. Please see http://www.clinicalresearchassociatecra.com/studyguide/ for more info.

Ernie S.
 
 
 
  Author: Anonymous Medzilla Reader Sep 01, 2014, 04:30PM
 
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   help for SOCRA exam
guide is very vague and hard to follow, any guidance will be appreciated
 
 
 
  Author: abcb Aug 05, 2014, 08:55AM
 
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   Hi! I'm studying for the SoCRA exam which I am taking in September of this year. I am currently a Clinical Research Specialist, but I only work on NICHD studies, not FDA. Does anybody have reccommedations on what specifically I should study for the exam?
 
 
 
  Author: Anonymous Medzilla Reader May 27, 2014, 08:28AM
 
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   Just took the test April 26th in Baltimore and passed with a 82%. I found the test difficult, but then I'm not a very good test taker
 
 

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  Author: Yasmany Mar 14, 2014, 06:36PM
 
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   The exam is fairly easy I passed it with a 98 and it was not that difficult I also worked as a crc for 4 years.
 
 
 
  Author: hi Mar 04, 2013, 09:23AM
 
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   so what do u suggest ?
tips for socra exam please?
 
 
 
  Author: Anonymous Medzilla Reader Jan 03, 2013, 05:38PM
 
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   I passed the acrp exam a few years ago, I passed but it was very difficult. In my opinion it taps a very fluid application of the regs and the foundations of ethical and scientific principals. The questions don't ask you to just recall facts, they're assessing whether you understand the basic principals of research and why we follow them. I had several collesgues fail, I think they were trying to prepare by just memorizing. The test isn't like an anatomy, chemistry or microbiology class from nursing school... Think more western civ 101 mixed with research methodology 301.
 
 
 
  Author: Anonymous Medzilla Reader Jan 03, 2013, 06:43AM
 
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   The test has changed. E9 is included because you need to think about what you do as a CRC to ensure that statistically the study is valid (threats to internal validity - instrumentation consistency & accuracy, that variables/procedures are done, done correctly & on time, interviewer is the same throughout the study & are not bias, etc.). It can be hard to conceptualize stat into what you do, (especially if you have no background in stat or research methods) but that's what they are looking for. You will notice that the ACRP exam is covering more ICH/GCP guidelines now than FDA regs (if any). There are laps, and gaps btwn the two. For instance, FDA reg requires a patient to receive a copy of the ICF -56.109(c), GCP requires they receive a signed and dated copy - 4.8.11.
 
 
 
  Author: eXAM TAKER Dec 08, 2012, 11:36AM
 
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   CCRP SOCRA is a easy exam if you have worked in research for six months you will pass it.
 
 

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  Author: Anonymous Medzilla Reader Mar 30, 2012, 08:32AM
 
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   Yes, I have some a couple of tips. Become a member of SOCRA so that you will start receiving their magazine SOCRA Source. SOCRA Souce is very well written and has a large volume of useful information. Within SOCRA Source is the Self Study section that always contains 10 questions with an answer key in the back. While preparing to take my certification I found these questions to be more helpful than any other guide.
 
 
 
  Author: Anonymous Medzilla Reader Jan 07, 2012, 05:45PM
 
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   The more I read all the responses regarding the ACRP CCRC test, it seems like there are clearly difference versions out there. 5:48's version is what I'm hoping for-but March 2012 is a new test with ICH E9 on it. I am very unclear as to what the expectations will be regarding statistical analysis on a CCRC level. Any advice out there?
 
 
 
  Author: Anonymous Medzilla Reader Nov 08, 2011, 01:28PM
 
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   The Socra test isn't just memorization , it is application.
 
 
 
  Author: Anonymous Medzilla Reader Nov 07, 2011, 01:26PM
 
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   If the previous user is correct that "most of the questions are found in the study guide", how is the SoCRA exam testing anything except for memorization? I like ACRPs approach of using situational "what would you do" questions.
 
 
 
  Author: Anonymous Medzilla Reader Nov 03, 2011, 09:48PM
 
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   SoCRA is the best! ACRP has marketed themselves as the best but that is a matter of opinion. I studied the study guide that SoCRA gives you and the CFR/ICH that's it. I didn't find it to be an "easy" exam but I scored in the 90 percentile after a lot of study. The practice test they give had one question that was on the actual exam-so memorize those.
 
 

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  Author: Anonymous Medzilla Reader Nov 03, 2011, 01:33PM
 
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   I also disagree with the comment that a 'certification is a certification.' From what I've seen in the for-profit industry, ACRP certifications are much more preferred than the SoCRA certifications. It's know that the requirements to sit for the test are more selective and the tests are more challenging.

I took the test and found it to be challenging, but certainly not impossible. I only missed 5 questions on the entire test.
 
 
 
  Author: Anonymous Medzilla Reader Nov 02, 2011, 06:08PM
 
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   I can speak for the ACRP CCRA exam but not the SoCRA: I have been a CRA for 5 years, I didn't buy any study tools, I brushed up on the CFR and the ICH GCPs and I passed the ACRP CCRA exam. It was mostly practical questions, as I was told it would be, so I relied mainly on my experience. They try to make money off the study tools, don't buy into the hype. Rely on your practical experience. It was certainly challenging but it is doable if you have the skills that a good CRA is supposed to, hence, the certification. I don't agree with the comment, "...a certification is a certification", that is a cop-out.
 
 
 
  Author: Anonymous Medzilla Reader Nov 02, 2011, 01:31PM
 
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   ACRP Exam CCRA is ridiculous. If you have the opportunity to take the SoCRA that is the one. Certification is certification - ACRP is way over the top.
 
 
 
  Author: Anonymous Medzilla Reader Sep 23, 2011, 12:36PM
 
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   I just failed the ACRP exam(CCRC). I have been a nurse research coordinator for 16 years and I studied the guides suggested but the questions were poorly worded and very ambiguous. This is the first exam I ever failed. I graduated from a tough nursing school at the top of my class and have worked at one of the most recognized research institutes int he world - yet I failed. WOW. I could not believe how poorly worded the exam was. Just awful.
 
 
 
  Author: TN May 04, 2011, 05:36PM
 
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   I am scheduled to take the test in June 2011 and I am freaking out. So much I thought I knew but not feeling too confident... I am a horrible test taker.
 
 

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  Author: Anonymous CCRP Mar 04, 2010, 01:21PM
 
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   Hello all,

I recently took the SOCRA test, and scored very well. My tips- give yourself time to prepare so that you don't have to cram everything last minute. Most of the questions are from the SOCRA study guide. Do read the section on FDA Information sheets, many questions were from that. Also if you have access to RAN Flash cards, they help to re-inforce your concepts. The medical case study was very easy to interpret, I am not a purely medical person. Do n't sweat it, it is all from the Study guide.

Hope it helps!
 
 
 
  Author: Julie Oct 21, 2009, 10:46AM
 
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   I recently took the SoCRA exam and feel that I did well on all questions that were clearly defined in study manual. However I do not believe that I passed exam due to questions from protocol/patient history section. Can anyone suggest study material that would help me with this
 
 
 
  Author: Anonymous Medzilla Reader Apr 02, 2009, 09:58AM
 
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   I heard taking the prep course is helpful. I did not take it myself and passed the exam. But it was very hard, ambiguous questions. And you will need real life experience, which helps alot.
 
 
 
  Author: jordan Apr 01, 2009, 03:00PM
 
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   Hi,
I am new to the CCRP certification exam by SoCRA and I would like some help to know what to study. Besides the study guide, CFR, ICH and GCP guidelines, is there any other useful documents I can read to pass the exam. Are there any available MCQ (multiple choice questions) practice exams ?

I would appreciate any help

Thank you
 
 
 
  Author: jordan Apr 01, 2009, 07:07AM
 
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   Hi,
I am new to the CCRP certification exam by SoCRA and I would like some help to know what to study. Besides the study guide, CFR, ICH and GCP guidelines, is there any other useful documents I can read to pass the exam. Are there any available MCQ (multiple choice questions) practice exams ?

I would appreciate any help

Thank you
 
 

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  Author: VBussell, CCRC, CCRA Feb 23, 2009, 08:47AM
 
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   I have taken the SoCRA CCRP exam and both the CCRC and CCRA exams through ACRP. I passed all three, though I have let the SoCRA certification lapse (I got tired of tracking so many CEU credits). I thought the SoCRA exam was much easier than the others, but I just a coordinator with 10 years experience and who studied every day fail the SoCRA exam on Feb 7th. So, good luck to those who are going to attempt the exams. I thought the ACRP exams were more difficult due to poorly designed questions.
 
 
 
  Author: CRA Feb 21, 2009, 02:07PM
 
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   You can only take the ACRP CCRA exam if you have been moitoring for two years. You can only take the ACRP CCRC if you have been a Study Coordinator for two years.
You can take the CCRP with SoCRA if you have two years of any type of Clinical research experience.
SO which ever one is best is the one that you fit into. Since I had 1.5 years as a Study oorciantor and two years as a RA, I took the CCRP exam with SoCRA. After I monitor for another year I will take the CCRA exam.
 
 
 
  Author: Anonymous Medzilla Reader Feb 20, 2009, 05:13PM
 
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   Which is better to do? SoCRA or ACRP certification?
 
 
 
  Author: CRA Feb 19, 2009, 09:12AM
 
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   I found the exam extremely hard. I study the Study Guide twice, cover to cover, and still thought it was difficult. A lot of the questions are choose the best answer, and not real clear as to what the answer is. You must have some real life experience to be able to answer the questions the best. I did pass with a 90%.
 
 
 
  Author: Anonymous Medzilla Reader Feb 18, 2009, 04:40PM
 
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   I studied like crazy for the acrp exam and (just barely) failed. Then about 6mths later I took the SOCRA exam (and this time i barely studied) and passed easily. Point is I would not sweat it.
 

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