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How much does it cost to take the certification exam?
The application fee for the certification exam is $335 for PRIM&R members and $435 for nonmembers.
How long is the certification valid and how can it be renewed?
Certification is valid for five years; after five years, the candidate must retake and pass the current Certification Examination for Professional IACUC Administrators or meet alternative requirements that demonstrate continuing competency as determined by the Council for Certified Professional IACUC Administrators (CCPIA). Contact PTC for additional details about recertification procedures and fees.
How can I obtain more information about CPIA?
Professionals interested in earning a Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA®) designation may request a certification handbook by contacting PTC by email or by calling 212.356.0660. Questions regarding administration of the examination may also be directed to PTC. If you have other questions about CPIA, contact us.
Who is responsible for management of the CPIA program?
The CPIA certification program is sponsored by PRIM&R through the Council for Certified Professional IACUC Administrators (CCPIA). As described in the CCPIA Policies and Procedures Manual, the Council is responsible for reviewing questions for the CPIA exam, maintaining a registry of certified individuals, handling revocation of certification, and more. However, the Certification Examination for Professional IACUC Administrators is administered by the Professional Testing Corporation (PTC).
How can I become involved with CCPIA?
Please contact us for further information.
Can my CPIA designation be revoked?
Yes, certification can be revoked for any of the following reasons:
1. Falsification of an application.
2. Misrepresentation of certification status.
3. Violation of the CCPIA Code of Ethics found in the CPIA Handbook.
The Appeals Committee of the CCPIA provides an appeal mechanism for challenging revocation of certification. It is the responsibility of the concerned individual to initiate this process.
What should I do if I have additional questions about certification or recertification?
Please contact us by email or by phone at 617.423.4112, ext. 0.
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