Certificate Programs

About Certificate Programs

The SRAI Certificate Program offers comprehensive training specific to today’s educational needs of research administrators & managers. There are 10 certificates offered in the field of research administration & management, which includes hospitals, universities, nonprofits and commercial institutions.


The curriculum for each certificate includes a required half-day or full-day workshop and a specific amount of required and elective concurrent sessions depending on the certificate. Workshops and session are held at Chapter, Section and Annual meetings throughout the year.

SRAI members** have up to three (3) years to complete certificate program requirements, allowing greater flexibility to manage time, travel and budget constraints. For any questions about SRAI Certificate program, please send an email to srameetings@srainternational.org.

*Workshops require a separate registration from the full conference.

**Only Full SRAI Members may receive credit for taking certificate program workshops and sessions. Chapter members, non-members and those with a lapsed membership will not receive educational credit for any Certificate Program session or workshop taken during the time Full SRAI Membership is not in effect.

Certificate Tracking 

Individuals are responsible for documenting their own progress with an SRAI provided certificate tracking sheet or app. 

Once all requirements are completed, turn in the certificate tracking sheet at SRAI Registration and pick up your certificate. Or you may e-mail it to srameetings@srainternational.org to receive an electronic version.

2023 Schedule

Certificate will be offered in its entirety

Financial Management Conference,
February 14 - 18

  • Financial Management

iSeries Conference, April 24 - 28

  • Practice of Research Administration and Management

Joint Section Meeting, June 11 - 14

  • Clinical Trials Research Administration
  • Introduction to Research Administration and Management
  • National Institutes of Health Grants Fundamentals

Annual Meeting, October 14 - 18

  • Leadership
  • Research Integrity
  • Research Law