Body of Knowledge Review Sessions

The purpose of the Body of Knowledge Review Sessions is to familiarize you with the outline of information upon which the certifications offered by the Research Administrators Certification Council (RACC) are based. Each Body of Knowledge Session (CRA®, CPRA®, and CFRA) is designed to assist you to identify areas of strengths and weakness so that you can learn where to focus your studies as you prepare to the exam.

Sample questions are provided throughout each session. The goal of the sample questions is to give you an idea of the question format. However, it is important to note the sample questions are not questions on the actual exam. Rather, they are a combination of retired questions and questions that were not previously used on the exam.

As you prepare for the exam, we encourage you to form study groups, read literature associated with the Body of Knowledge, and concentrate on the areas that the review session uncovered to be your weakest.

Please see below for upcoming sessions and check back regularly as sessions are regularly added throughout the year. If you would like to arrange a special review session at your institution, please e-mail Michelle Breton at [email protected] and we will work with you to determine if it would be possible.

Upcoming Review Sessions 

Certified Research Administrator (CRA)

March 2, 2023 - March 3, 2023 - Virtual - 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CT

March 10, 2023 - Virtual - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM CT

August 25, 2023 - Virtual - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM CT

August 31, 2023 - September 3, 2023 - Virtual - 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CT 

2023 SRAI In-Person Meeting – Dates and Location TBD

Click here to access the practice CRA® test 


Certified Pre-Award Research Administrator (CPRA)

December 2, 2022 - Virtual - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM CT

June 2, 2023 - Virtual - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM CT

Click here to access the CPRA® practice test 


Certified Financial Research Administrator (CFRA)


January 6, 2023 - Virtual - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM CT

July 7, 2023 - Virtual - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM CT

Click here to access the CFRA practice test 


Important Notes About Review Sessions and Registration:

  • The registration fee for each review session is $225 USD per person. If paying with card, payment must be submitted when submitting the registration form. If paying via check, payment needs to arrive to the RACC office and confirmed received no later than two days prior to the session. 
  • No registrations will be accepted within 14 days of an in person session. 
  • No registrations will be accepted within two days of a virtual session.
  • If you find that a session previously listed is no longer listed here, this means that registration for that session has closed.
  • RACC reserves the right to cancel a review session if fewer than 15 people are registered three weeks in advance of a scheduled review session.
  • Registration cancellations or transfers received more than 72 hours before the date of the session will be refunded less a $25 USD administrative fee; cancellations or transfers received less than 72 hours before the session will be refunded less an administrative fee of $75 USD.