Certificate Program

NCURA is offering a certificate program during the 61st Annual Meeting, August 4-7, 2019.  Registrants of the conference can pick one certificate to earn. You cannot earn multiple certificates during the conference and must attend the conference in its entirety. There are 10 time slots during the conference.  The Ignite sessions count as one timeslot.  Participants must attend 10 total sessions, 6 sessions in their certificate area, and the other 4 sessions are considered electives and can be in any track. Workshops, sponsor demonstrations and breakfast roundtable sessions do not apply. 


Steps to participate:


  1. Register for the conference. There is no additional fee to request a certificate. No additional registration is needed.
  2. Identify the certificate you wish to earn. Final session lists, times and worksheets to track your certificate will be available on this page by July 29. Print your worksheet before attending the conference to help you plan and to track your progress.
  3. Attend one eligible concurrent session or discussion group during each of the 10 timeslots. At least 6 of the 10 sessions must be listed on the worksheet.  For the remaining 4 time slots, you can choose from the worksheet, or from another area of interest. You will record your sessions and submit online. The URL will be included on the worksheet you will use to keep track of your sessions on site at the conference.
  4. Complete your certificate request electronically by August 31.  Certificates will be issued on September 6th.  


The following certificates are available for NCURA"s 61st Annual Meeting.  Worksheets will be posted below on July 29.


Departmental Research Administration

Global Research Management 

New Research Admininstrator

Post-Award Research Administration

Pre-Award Research Administration


Note: Maximum of one certificate per person per conference. Incomplete or late requests will not be eligible for certificates. Questions? Please contact Susan McKenna, Senior Meetings Coordinator, mckenna@ncura.edu (202) 466-3894.