2011 Webinar: Preparing for the CIP Certification Exam

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Preparing for the Certified IRB Professional (CIP®) Certification Exam: What You Need to Know, on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM ET, featured a discussion by two speakers with in-depth knowledge of the certification process.

Topics will include:

  • Basic information: introduction to the CIP credential; eligibility requirements for CIP certification, including necessary IRB experience; and exam structure
  • Preparing for the exam: recommended length of study time and available electronic and text resources


The CIP certification is for individuals whose primary job responsibilities include substantial participation in overseeing, administering, or performing the daily activities of an IRB. This webinar was of interest to anyone considering taking the CIP exam.


Jaime A. Arango, EdD, CIP
Dr. Arango is the assistant director of education for human subjects protection at the CITI Program at the University of Miami. Prior to joining CITI, Dr. Arango was the Director of the Human Subjects Protection Program/IRB at Nova Southeastern University. He was responsible for the operation of the IRB office at Nova Southeastern University for seven years, and worked with the NSU IRB for a total of nine years.

Susan J. Delano, CIP
Susan joined the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. (RFMH), a not-for-profit corporation affiliated with the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene located in Albany NY, in 1982, and stepped up to the role of deputy managing director in 2001. Susan is actively involved with the IRBs that operate within the department at its three research institutes and other facilities. In 1999, Susan participated in planning meetings for the CIP program and became a founding member of the Council for Certification of IRB Professionals (CCIP). In 2005 she became Chair of the Council, a position she will hold until her term ends in December 2011. Susan is a regular presenter at PRIM&R conferences on the CIP program and issues relating to vulnerable populations.