Exam Schedule

The Research Administrators Certification Council (RACC) offers examinations in a computerized format at hundreds of locations. You may take the examination at any time during one of the below-listed testing windows:

Certified Research Administrator (CRA®)

May 14 - 28, 2022
Application Deadline: April 13, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. EST

Nov. 5 - 19, 2022
Application Deadline: Oct. 5, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. EST

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Certified Pre-Award Research Administrator (CPRA®)

Feb. 5 - 19, 2022
Application Deadline: Jan. 12, 2022 11:59 p.m. EST

Aug. 13 - 27, 2022
Application Deadline: July 13, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. EST

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Certified Financial Research Administrator (CFRA)

March 5 - 19, 2022
Application Deadline: Feb. 2, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. EST

Sept. 10 - 24, 2022
Application Deadline: Aug. 10, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. EST


The examination fee is $395 USD.

Click here to begin the APPLICATION FOR EXAMINATION   


The Professional Testing Corporation (PTC) administers the CRA, CPRA, and CFRA exams. Once registered, PTC will send detailed information about test site locations to paid test applicants; RACC does not have this information.  

Please Note: RACC is currently monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic in the U.S. and Internationally. Prometric Test Centers have adopted Social Distancing Policies. For more information please click here. Thank you for your patience. Stay safe and be well.