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 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 SRAI Members may receive credit for taking certificate program workshops and sessions. Non-members and those with a lapsed membership will not receive educational credit for any Certificate Program session or workshop taken during the time 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.

2024 Schedule

Certificate will be offered in its entirety

Financial Management Conference

February 12 - 14

  • Financial Management

Virtual International Convention for Research Administrators (VICRA)

March 5 - 7

  • Introduction to Research Administration and Management 
  • Practice of Research Administration and Management 

Research Administration Conference

April 24 - 26

  • Clinical Trials Research Administration 
  • Pre-Award  

Western-Midwest Section Meeting

April 2 - 5

  • Research Development
  • Research Integrity 

Southern-Northeast Section Meeting

May 7 - 10

  • Introduction to Research Administration and Management
  • Pre-Award

Annual Meeting

October 26 - 30

  • Financial Management
  • Practice of Research Administration and Management 
  • Research Law