Certificate Program

PRA Certificate Program

Photo: 2016 Pre-Award Conference in New Orleans, LA

NCURA is offering a certificate program during the PRA Conference, March 21-22, 2024. Registrants of the conference can pick one certificate to earn. You cannot earn multiple certificates during one conference and must attend the conference in its entirety. There are 8 time slots during the conference. Participants must attend 8 total sessions, 5 sessions in their certificate track area, and the other 3 sessions are considered electives and can be in any track. Workshops 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 track you wish to earn a certificate (tracks are listed below).
  3. Attend one concurrent session or discussion group during each of the 8 timeslots. At least 5 of the 8 sessions must be within your chosen track. For the remaining 3 time slots, you can choose sessions from another track. Once the conference concludes, you will need to complete a survey to request your certificate (survey will be available on this page, Friday, March 22nd ).
  4. Complete your certificate request electronically by Monday, April 8, 2024. Certificates will be issued by April 26th.


PRA Certificate Survey

The survey will be available on Friday, March 22nd.



Certificate Tracks (Topics) Offered


  • Compliance
  • Finance for Pre-Award
  • Industry/Clinical
  • Departmental
  • Global
  • Research Development/PUI
  • Federal/Sponsors
  • Human Capital



Note: Maximum of one certificate per person per conference. Incomplete or late requests will not be eligible for certificates. Questions? Please contact Tracey King, king@ncura.edu.


National Council of University Research Administrators
1015 18th Street, NW, Suite 901
Washington, DC  20036

Phone: +1 (202) 466-3894 • Fax: +1 (202) 223-5573 • Email: info@ncura.edu