At the end of each five-year period, recertification will be required in order to continue to use the CRA designation. Recertification applicants must include information on their continued participation/employment in the field of research administration. A list of educational activities either taken or taught and 3 questions for use on a future certification examination are also required for recertification.
Educational activities may include teaching, serving on a professional journal or newsletter review boards, writing articles, serving on boards of relevant national associations, participating in workshops and seminars, as well as academic courses at an undergraduate or graduate level. Academic credits will be considered as contact hours. A recertification fee will also be due at the time the recertification application is filed.
The number of contact hours of education needed for recertification is 80. A list of activities for earning contact hours is available. This list includes hours awarded and maximum hours per activity.