Certificate Program

NCURA is offering a certificate program during the PRA Conference, March 14-15, 2019.  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.  The Ignite sessions count as one timeslot.  Participants must attend 8 total sessions, 5 sessions in their certificate area, and the other 3 sessions are considered electives and can be in any track. Workshops and breakfast roundtable sessions do not apply. 


Steps to participate:

  1. Register for the conference. There is no additional fee to request a certificate.
  2. Identify the certificate you wish to earn. Final session lists and times and worksheets to track your certificate will be available on this page by March 4. 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 8 timeslots. At least 5 of the 8 sessions must be listed on the worksheet.  For the remaining 3 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 March 31.  Certificates will be issued on April 15th.  


The following certificates are available for PRA 2019.  Worksheets will be posted below on March 5.



Departmental Research Administration

Global Research Management

Research Development

Sponsored Projects 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.

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