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SoCRA: CCRP exam
Author:  RA II
Date:  05-09-08 09:45am
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I am scheduled to take the CCRP exam given by SoCRA. I am studying the CCRP Study Guide that was sent to me. Unfortunately, I cannot take the prep course. I was wondering what else I could do to help me study. Does the exam ask more practical questions or do they ask questions like, "21CFR56 stands for what GCP rule?"
All help would be appreciated.

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  Author: Anonymous Medzilla Reader Feb 12, 2019, 10:26AM
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   Please I will appreciate if anyone can post me a few study tips and study materials. I am planning to take the SOCRA CCRP test as soon as possible.
  Author: Anonymous Medzilla Reader Nov 26, 2018, 05:13PM
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I am planning to take the SOCRA exam and just read what ppl with 10+ years of experience had to say! Thank you! I wonder if anyone whos taken the exam recently can shine some light on the type of questions? How many scenario based, how many objective (memory) based? Thank you.
  Author: Marie White Nov 15, 2018, 03:59PM
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   I took the SOCRA exam twice this year 2018 1st exam my score was 94 and retest score 2 weeks later was 95. Some questions were not clear not clear to me. I had 19 years of research practice, exams was costly and not planning to spend more money for the exam. It was ridiculously expensive to pay $275 for a retest.
  Author: Anonymous Medzilla Reader Oct 10, 2017, 02:09PM
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   Hi - you can purchase from official ACRP website
  Author: Lina Sep 08, 2017, 04:12PM
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   Hi all,

I am planning to take CCRP exam in a couple of months. I seem to have enough study materials but I'm looking for mock exams, exam questions etc. Let me know if you know where I can find something like that.


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  Author: Anonymous Medzilla Reader Mar 03, 2017, 07:41AM
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   The test is not for memorization. It's flawed to expect to get the prep book and just expect to regurgitate what you read- you need to really understand the material and apply it to real world scenarios. For example, you won't be asked what a regulation says, instead the question will describe a scenario and you need to use a robust understanding of the regulations to pick the best choice of what you would do. I only missed six questions on the exam- it's difficult and your brain will be mush at the end. It's completely different than school when you had to memorize 200 different muscle names, regurgitated the information and forgot it all the next day. You have to really understand the spirit, purpose, reasoning, and practical application of many different regulations to get the right answer.
  Author: SOCRA Prepper Mar 01, 2017, 05:23PM
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   Kristin and Alex,

If the SOCRA prep book and CFRs aren't covered, what is? Case studies?
  Author: Kristin Jan 10, 2017, 09:50AM
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   Hi Alex,
I think we were taking the test on the same day! I also did not pass. I got 100 questions right. Bummer. I read the manual from front to back and a friend gave me some links to self-study tests/practice tests. I thought those confused me even more. It is tough to take a test after reading a manual. I feel like it was nothing like the 5+ yrs of work experience I've had since I work in academia and do not use GCP. Someone said this as well, I have a BS and an MPH and I'd also like a certification under my belt. I've been working in clinical trials for 11+ yrs. Good luck if you take the test again. I am considering although it is a lot of $ for the retest and the one-day exam review. Did you ask them to hand-review/re-grade your exam?
  Author: alex Jan 05, 2017, 09:11AM
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I took the SoCRA exam on 19 December 2016 - I have been in the industry for 6 years. I work for a CRO as a Site Manager. I failed. I received a 96 when the passing grade is 102 (6 points). I am devastated. But, more importantly, please do not use ProProfs quizzes as study guides. There is nothing on it that helps you to prepare. Also, the study guide/outline that is provided by SoCRA is useless. And, online searches/quizzes make it seem like you need to know all of the CFRs (50.25, etc) and they are not on there at all. I of course not knowing this, studied all of them and know them by heart, but NONE of it was on there. The questions are terribly written and confusing. I just wanted you all to note that using ProProfs as a study guide or ProProfs practice exams is not helpful. It leads you to think this stuff is on the exam, and it's not. I dont want you to be discouraged, but just to be aware. I was blind-sided when the exam was passed out - because nothing can truly prepare you; it's all what you know (and if you can read between the lines of the poorly written questions). Good luck!
  Author: Jeffery Vara Aug 09, 2016, 09:53PM
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   Hey piece . I loved the analysis - Does anyone know where I would be able to obtain a template a form document to type on ?

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  Author: Anonymous Medzilla Reader May 09, 2016, 04:27PM
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   NO- you will it need to know the reg numbers like 21 CFR 50.25(a)! You should know the headers like what section covers informed consent, what section is for device, etc. for basic knowledge for your job so you know where to look, but it's more important to know the spirit and how you implement the regs. Read each reg and ask yourself "what do I do everyday to ensure I meet this reg?"
  Author: Karma May 08, 2016, 11:30AM
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   Help! Do SoCRA has questions like...what is 21 CFR part 56.113 Subpart C ?
What is 21 CRF part 50.54 Subpart D?
  Author: Kato May 25, 2015, 01:12PM
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   I just took the Socra exam and waiting on the results. Any idea how long it takes for the results to be released? the Socra website says at most 6 weeks.. anyone with experience can attest as to how long?
  Author: annoymous Mar 26, 2015, 06:54PM
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   any tips on the socra exam
  Author: Determined Oct 18, 2014, 04:39AM
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   I took the ACRP exam in 2/2012 and failed. I had been in clinical research for 2 years, earned my BA in Biology/MS in physiology, worked in research and health care for twenty years. The ACRP exam questions were heavily weighted towards RNs-dosing/drug cabinet/stocking issues question that I never come across as a rote research professional. If you are going to seek a certification, stick with SOCRA if your are academia ( I wish I did). If you are an RN ACRP is the way to go. I'm a Program Manager now, over CCRCs and CCRNs; however, I still would like the certification and may go for SOCRA in the future. That was two years ago and I just earned my MHA-I can get degrees, I'd like 1 certification under my belt if possible.

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  Author: Ernie S. Sep 10, 2014, 12:53PM
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   For those taking SOCRA CCRP exam, there is a study guide that may be helpful. This is what I used when I took the exam in September 2013. Please see for more info.

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  Author: Anonymous Medzilla Reader Sep 01, 2014, 04:30PM
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   help for SOCRA exam
guide is very vague and hard to follow, any guidance will be appreciated
  Author: abcb Aug 05, 2014, 08:55AM
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   Hi! I'm studying for the SoCRA exam which I am taking in September of this year. I am currently a Clinical Research Specialist, but I only work on NICHD studies, not FDA. Does anybody have reccommedations on what specifically I should study for the exam?
  Author: Anonymous Medzilla Reader May 27, 2014, 08:28AM
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   Just took the test April 26th in Baltimore and passed with a 82%. I found the test difficult, but then I'm not a very good test taker
  Author: Yasmany Mar 14, 2014, 06:36PM
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   The exam is fairly easy I passed it with a 98 and it was not that difficult I also worked as a crc for 4 years.

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  Author: hi Mar 04, 2013, 09:23AM
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   so what do u suggest ?
tips for socra exam please?
  Author: Anonymous Medzilla Reader Jan 03, 2013, 05:38PM
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   I passed the acrp exam a few years ago, I passed but it was very difficult. In my opinion it taps a very fluid application of the regs and the foundations of ethical and scientific principals. The questions don't ask you to just recall facts, they're assessing whether you understand the basic principals of research and why we follow them. I had several collesgues fail, I think they were trying to prepare by just memorizing. The test isn't like an anatomy, chemistry or microbiology class from nursing school... Think more western civ 101 mixed with research methodology 301.
  Author: Anonymous Medzilla Reader Jan 03, 2013, 06:43AM
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   The test has changed. E9 is included because you need to think about what you do as a CRC to ensure that statistically the study is valid (threats to internal validity - instrumentation consistency & accuracy, that variables/procedures are done, done correctly & on time, interviewer is the same throughout the study & are not bias, etc.). It can be hard to conceptualize stat into what you do, (especially if you have no background in stat or research methods) but that's what they are looking for. You will notice that the ACRP exam is covering more ICH/GCP guidelines now than FDA regs (if any). There are laps, and gaps btwn the two. For instance, FDA reg requires a patient to receive a copy of the ICF -56.109(c), GCP requires they receive a signed and dated copy - 4.8.11.
  Author: eXAM TAKER Dec 08, 2012, 11:36AM
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   CCRP SOCRA is a easy exam if you have worked in research for six months you will pass it.
  Author: Anonymous Medzilla Reader Mar 30, 2012, 08:32AM
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   Yes, I have some a couple of tips. Become a member of SOCRA so that you will start receiving their magazine SOCRA Source. SOCRA Souce is very well written and has a large volume of useful information. Within SOCRA Source is the Self Study section that always contains 10 questions with an answer key in the back. While preparing to take my certification I found these questions to be more helpful than any other guide.

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  Author: Anonymous Medzilla Reader Jan 07, 2012, 05:45PM
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   The more I read all the responses regarding the ACRP CCRC test, it seems like there are clearly difference versions out there. 5:48's version is what I'm hoping for-but March 2012 is a new test with ICH E9 on it. I am very unclear as to what the expectations will be regarding statistical analysis on a CCRC level. Any advice out there?
  Author: Anonymous Medzilla Reader Nov 08, 2011, 01:28PM
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   The Socra test isn't just memorization , it is application.
  Author: Anonymous Medzilla Reader Nov 07, 2011, 01:26PM
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   If the previous user is correct that "most of the questions are found in the study guide", how is the SoCRA exam testing anything except for memorization? I like ACRPs approach of using situational "what would you do" questions.
  Author: Anonymous Medzilla Reader Nov 03, 2011, 09:48PM
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   SoCRA is the best! ACRP has marketed themselves as the best but that is a matter of opinion. I studied the study guide that SoCRA gives you and the CFR/ICH that's it. I didn't find it to be an "easy" exam but I scored in the 90 percentile after a lot of study. The practice test they give had one question that was on the actual exam-so memorize those.
  Author: Anonymous Medzilla Reader Nov 03, 2011, 01:33PM
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   I also disagree with the comment that a 'certification is a certification.' From what I've seen in the for-profit industry, ACRP certifications are much more preferred than the SoCRA certifications. It's know that the requirements to sit for the test are more selective and the tests are more challenging.

I took the test and found it to be challenging, but certainly not impossible. I only missed 5 questions on the entire test.

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