Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)

CRC courses focus on key topics essential to the conduct of clinical research. They are specifically tailored to the needs of clinical research coordinators.

About these Courses

CRC courses provide foundational and advanced role-based training for clinical research professionals. The courses cover information that expands beyond but is directly connected to the Human Subjects Research (HSR) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) courses.

The Foundations course delivers basic CRC training that organizations may use for onboarding new CRCs. Included are the operational and regulatory essentials that CRCs need. It also provides a basis for learners who will later move on to the advanced course.

In the Advanced course, learners gain a deeper understanding of the CRC’s role by exploring key operational, leadership, regulatory, and technical elements associated with daily work.

These courses were written and peer-reviewed by experts.

Language Availability: English

Suggested Audiences: Clinical Research Coordinators (CRCs), Clinical Research Professionals, Investigators

Basic Courses

Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Foundations


This course provides basic CRC training.

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Advanced Courses

Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Advanced


This course provides clinical research professionals with advanced training tailored to the CRC’s critical role in the conduct of clinical trials.

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Combined Courses

Comprehensive CRC


Provides clinical research professionals with basic and advanced training tailored to the CRC’s critical role in the conduct of clinical trials.

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Who should take the CRC courses?

CRCs, investigators, and other clinical research professionals.

The foundations course can be used as foundational role-based training for learners needing basic CRC training or organizations needing onboarding training for new CRCs. It may also be useful to those pursuing a career in clinical research.

The advanced course is designed for CRCs who have taken the foundations course or those with two or more years of experience as a CRC. It complements the foundational course, and may be used for professional development and/or as a refresher course.

The combined course is an option that allows independent learners to purchase the foundations and advanced courses together.

How long does it take to complete a CRC course?

The foundations course consists of 11 modules and 4 additional modules of interest, and the advanced course consists of 7 modules.

Each module contains detailed content, images, supplemental materials (such as case studies), and a quiz. Modules vary in length, and learners may require different amounts of time to complete them based on their familiarity and knowledge of the topic. However, they can complete them at their own pace. Modules are each designed to take about 30 to 45 minutes to complete, which means an entire CRC course could take about three to six hours to complete.

Are the CRC courses eligible for CME credits?

Both the CRC Foundations and CRC Advanced courses are eligible for CME credits. For more information, see the CRC Foundations and CRC Advanced course pages.

For more information on how to ensure CME credit availability for learners at your organization, contact or 888.529.5929.

How frequently should learners take CRC training?

There is no uniform standard for how frequently CRC training should occur. For a retraining (refresher) cycle, organizations should designate the frequency for their learner groups.

What are the advantages of CITI Program’s CRC training? 

The CRC courses provide role-specific, peer-reviewed training written by CRC experts. Along with CITI Program's advantages, including our experience, customization options, cost effectiveness, and focus on organizational and learner needs, this makes it an excellent choice for CRC training.