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Accredit Your Employees 

Create a workforce of trusted IAOCR Internationally Qualified Professionals

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Partner with us to reduce risk and safeguard your clinical research, your reputation and your patients.

Quality assure your employees through becoming an IAOCR Employer Academy Partner and provide reassurance to stakeholders that your people working on a clinical trial are competent and independently accredited.

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What is an IAOCR Employer Academy Partner

An IAOCR Employer Academy Partner is an organization who partners with us to develop and provide fully IAOCR accredited programs and services to their internal employees. 

This partnership route is suitable for organizations providing clinical research training and development and or competence validation services for their own internal staff(If you are an organization providing clinical research training/development to external delegates/learners please explore our Certified Academy Partnership route).

As an Academy Partner we work with you to deliver the following:

  • Training program mapping and gap analysis against global core competencies 

  • Award of IAOCR Accreditation for your training program(s)

  • Training, assessment and accreditation for your Academy Training Team 

  • Competence Assessor training, assessment and support for Academy Competence Assessors 

  • Full independent verification and accreditation services for Academy delegates 

  • Award of IAOCR Accreditation documentation to Academy delegates (including award of distinctive IAOCR Professional Certification Marks with unique registration ID) 

  • Joint marketing and promotion strategy and support services to enhance your employer brand and help your business development team win and retain business.


Benefits to my organization and my employees

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Risk Reduction 

A competent workforce ensures E8 (R1) compliance through embedding a  ‘right first time’ ‘quality built in’ approach at the workforce level.

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Business Development

Win and retain clients by evidencing commitment to industry best practice standards.

Reassure clients through robust and independent IAOCR Accreditation

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Position your organization as a 'Center of Excellence', displaying clear and distinctive certification marks that are a trusted symbol of competence 

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Attract/Retain Employees 

Instill confidence in competence of self & team.

Tailor performance development to address competence gaps.

Improve employer brand experience.

Attract & retain staff through competence-based career pathways

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Reduce Costs

Improve effectiveness and efficiency.

Reduce staff turnover (which reduces recruitment & training costs)

Reduce time to billability 

Competence-Based Career Pathways

The Employer Academy Partnership allows you to develop and retain your staff through providing competence based career pathways, independently verified to international standards.  All employees successfully passing the accreditation assessment are awarded IAOCR Internationally Qualified Status for their role. 

Portfolio-Only Route for Experienced Professionals:  Within your organization, there will normally be different employee experience levels ranging from new/emerging talent up to senior level professionals.  IAOCR Qualified Professional Status is awarded to individuals that are already experienced in their role and can provide evidence of pre-defined competencies during their day-to-day workplace, based activities.  In this case, training is not a prerequisite for achieving IAOCR Qualified Professional Status which gives you the flexibility to tailor an employee's accreditation route based on their level of experience. 

Below are some samples of IAOCR competence based career pathways:

Internationally Qualified Clinical Research Associate - Q-IAOCR 

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Internationally Qualified Clinical Research Project Manager - QM-IAOCR

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IAOCR Accreditation Programs 

Our currently available accreditation programs are below:

  • Clinical Research Associate

  • Clinical Research Central Monitor 

  • Clinical Research Project Manager 

  • Clinical Research Line Manager 

  • Clinical Data Manager

  • Clinical Research Auditor

  • Pharmacovigilance Associate 

  • TMF Associate 

  • Clinical Research Trainer 

Accreditation programs in development:

  • Clinical Research Co-ordinator 

  • Clinical Research Trials Manager

  • Clinical Research Investigator 

  • Clinical Research Nurse

Please contact us to find out more about any of the above programs, or if you have a program you would like to develop with us

What is IAOCR Internationally Qualified Status 


The gold standard for clinical research professional accreditation globally


Independent assessment and verification of competence 

using evidence gained during work/simulated work


Mapped to core competency frameworks, developed by leading clinical research stakeholders, facilitated by IAOCR


Two stage assessment + verification, mapped to International Standard Classification of Education Framework developed by UNESCO

How to Become an IAOCR Employer Academy Partner

Our flexible approach allows us bespoke this service according to your organization's requirements. Please contact us to set up an introductory call to find out more and share with us what you are looking for.

Click here to read a case study from one our Employer Academy Partners on accrediting their Clinical Data Managers