Maintaining Advanced Certified Research Specialist Certification:

To maintain certification as an Advanced Certified Research Specialist, you need to:

  • Keep your CITI Human Subject Protection training up-to-date, and
  • Complete six (6) approved research education contact hours between January 1st and November 30th each calendar year.
  • You may count up to six (6) hours from conferences or courses offered by other programs with approval. Contact Carrie Chiaro via email at or 501-526-6270 for approval or if you have any other questions.
  • When a candidate satisfies the continuation requirements, an official notification of re-certification will be sent via e-mail. The Advanced Certified Research Specialist will then receive a recertification certificate at the AdvCRS & CRS Awards Ceremony.