Successful completion of the Certificate in the Ethical Foundations of Animal Care and Use and/or the Certificate in the Foundations of Human Subjects Protections document that an individual has attended courses covering the basic ethical and regulatory frameworks for the use of humans and animals in research. The Certified IRB Professional (CIP®) and Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA®) are professional credentials that require several years of professional experience in direct support of IRBs or IACUCs, among other requirements, simply to sit for the exams.
CIP® Eligibility Requirements
CPIA® Eligibility Requirements
Other key differences between a certificate and certification program are listed below: