PRIM&R’s certification credentials strengthen the profession by establishing an accepted body of knowledge and national standards for practice. They also enable those working in the fields of IRB and/or IACUC administration to demonstrate and be recognized for their knowledge and achievement.

By becoming a

Certified IRB Professional (CIP®)


Certified Professional in IACUC Administration (CPIA®)

you can:

  • Increase and validate your expertise
  • Demonstrate your understanding of the relevant regulations, ethical principles, and administrative best practices
  • Gain access to potential career advancement opportunities

The CIP and CPIA credentials signal to research institutions, the public, and members of human and animal research professions that you are highly qualified to discharge your duties pursuant to United States rules and regulations, prevailing ethical codes, and administrative "best practices."

See the volunteers who make up the PRIM&R Certification Committee.