PRIM&R Programs

Eligible for CIP Recertification Credit

Eligible PRIM&R Educational Programs

Below is a list of recent PRIM&R programs that have received advance recognition from the CIP Council for use toward CIP recertification by continuing edutcation. Event participants holding the CIP credential who wish to apply eligible credit hours from the following programs toward CIP recertification may submit a Certificate of Attendance as documentation of participation.

The Research Ethics Digest Self-Study Program allows PRIM&R members to earn CE credit hours by reading selected articles and successfully completing an online quiz. Credits earned through the Research Ethics Digest Self-Study Program may only be counted toward the 15 credits that are not issued by a recognized accrediting body. More information on the program can be found here.


2020 AER Conference
December 1-16, 2020 – Virtual Event
Week One: up to 27.75 credit hours
Week Two: up to 24.75 credit hours
Week Three: up to 28.75 credit hours


2019 SBER Conference
November 17, 2019 – Boston, MA
credit hours

2019 AER Conference
November 18-20, 2019 – Boston, MA
16.5 credit hours

Eligible 2019 AER Preconference Programs

  • Data-Driven Research: Ethical and Practical Considerations for IRBs
  • QA/QI in Human Subjects Research
  • Reimagining your HRPP in the Single IRB Era
  • Tips and Tools for Effective IRB Education
  • Ethical and Regulatory Review of Research: Case Studies


2018 AER Conference 
November 15-17, 2018 – San Diego, CA
14 credit hours

Eligible 2018 AER Preconference Programs (November 14):

  • Biobanking in an Era of Precision Medicine Research: Approaches to the Ethical, Regulatory, and Practical Challenges, 6.5 credit hours
  • Critical Topics in SBER, 6.5 credit hours
  • Implementing the Revised Common Rule, 6.5 credit hours
  • Single IRBs: From Idea to Implementation, 6.5 credit hours
  • Ethical and Practical Issues in Global Research, 3.75 credit hours
  • Tips and Tools for Effective Education and Training, 3.75 credit hours
  • Ethical and Regulatory Review of Research: Case Studies, 3.25 credit hours
  • Ethical Study Design is Good Science, 3.25 credit hours


2017 SBER Conference
November 5, 2017 – San Antonio, TX
6 credit hours

2017 AER Conference
November 6-8, 2017 – San Antonio, TX
15.75 credit hours

Eligible 2017 AER Conference Preconference Programs (November 5, 2017):

  • Integrity in Research: Responsible Conduct of Research Concepts and Cases
  • Research Ethics in the Biopharmaceutical Industry
  • Single IRBs: From Idea to Implementation


2016 AER Conference
November 14-16, 2016 – Anaheim, CA
17.5 credit hours

Eligible 2016 AER Preconference Programs (November 13)

  • Biobanking in an Era of Research Towards Precision Medicine: Approaches to the Ethical, Regulatory, and Practical Challenges, 7.5 credit hours
  • Critical Topics in SBER, 6.5 credit hours
  • Ethical and Practical Issues in Global Human Research, 6.5 credit hours
  • IRB 201, 6.5 credit hours
  • Integrity in Research: Responsible Conduct in Research Concepts and Cases, 3.25 credit hours
  • Single IRBs Are Here: Are You Ready?, 6.5 credit hours
  • A Systematic Exploration of IRB Review and Oversight On, About and Including Vulnerable Populations, 3.25 credit hours


2015 SBER Conference
November 12, 2015 – Boston, MA
8.75 credit hours

2015 AER Conference
November 12-15, 2015 – Boston, MA
19.5 credit hours

Eligible 2015 AER Preconference Programs (November 12)

  • Contemporary Issues in Biobanking: Forum on Research Involving Tissue and Biobanking – Domestic and International Considerations
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement (QA/QI) In Human Subjects Research
  • Single IRBs Are Here: Are You Ready?


A Systematic Exploration of IRB Review and Oversight of Research On, About, and Including Vulnerable Populations
April 30, 2018 – Boston, MA
5.75 credit hours

Implementing the Revised Common Rule
January 29, 2018 – Albuquerque, NM
6.0 credit hours


IBC Boot Camp
September 18-19, 2017 – Denver, CO
11.25 credit hours

IRB Administrator 201
April 7-8, 2017 – Baltimore, MD
9.75 credit hours


IRB Administrator 201
September 19-21, 2016 – Atlanta, GA
9.75 hours


IRB Administrator 201
September 16, 2015 – San Antonio, TX
9.75 credit hours

Collaborating for Compliance
September 18, 2015 – San Antonio, TX
4.0 credit hours

IRB Administrator 201
April 16-17, 2015 – Philadelphia, PA
9.75 credit hours

IRB 201
April 15, 2015 – Philadelphia, PA
8.0 credit hours


Omnium-Gatherum: An SBER Variety Show
March 30, 2021
1.25 credit hours


The Role of IRBs in Achieving Diversity Research
November 10, 2020
1.25 credit hours

IRB Operations During a Pandemic
October 15, 2020
1.5 credit hours

Complexity in Clinical Trial Design: A Primer on Adaptive and Platform Trials
June 18, 2020
1.25 credit hours

Meaningful Metrics: How HRPPs Can Use Their Data Effectively
April 14, 2020
1.25 credit hours

IRB Review of Research Involving Prisoners: Foundational Frameworks and Present Challenges
February 20, 2020
1.25 credit hours

Is This Public or Private? Determining Review Requirements for Research Conducted Online and In-Person
January 16, 2020
1.25 credit hours


Soldiers as Subjects: What IRBs and DOD-Funded Investigators Need to Know about Research with Military Personnel
December 5, 2019
1.25 credit hours

Real-World Approaches to Informed Consent under the Revised Common Rule
October 23, 2019
1.25 credit hours

Pediatric Risk Determination: IRB Considerations and Cases
September 18, 2019
1.25 credit hours

Expectation vs. Reality: Reporting Obligations to the IRB
June 5, 2019
1.25 credit hours

Wearing Multiple Hats in your Research Compliance Program
May 15, 2019
1.25 credit hours

Data Sharing in SBER: Balancing Transparency and Human Research Protections
May 1, 2019
1.25 credit hours

IRBs and Research Ethics Consultation Services: An Emerging Resource and Opportunity for Collaboration
April 23, 2019
1.25 credit hours

Assessing and Mitigating Risk in SBER
March 20, 2019
1.25 credit hours

Race-Based Medicine and Race-Based Research: Ethical Considerations for IRBs
February 21, 2019
1.25 credit hours


Forward-Looking Strategies for IRBs in the Genomic Age: Preparing for Shifting Concepts of Identifiability
May 10, 2018
1.5 credit hours

EU General Data Protection Regulations: What US Research Institutions Need to Know
April 25, 2018
1.0 credit hour

Pre-Approval Access to Drugs in Development: Navigating the Changing Regulatory, Ethical, and Legal Landscape
March 7, 2018
1.5 credit hours

SBER Across Borders: IRB Considerations and Cases for International Studies
February 20, 2018
1.5 credit hours

Digital Health Technology and Human Subjects Research: What IRBs Need to Know
February 8, 2018
1.5 credit hours

Capacity to Consent to Research: Assessing and Improving your HRPP's Strategy
January 18, 2018
1.5 credit hours


Data Sharing in Research with American Indians and Alaska Natives: Informed Practices, Considerations, and Case Studies
October 26, 2017
1.5 credit hours

Suicidal Individuals in Research: Ethical and Safety Considerations
October 17, 2017
1.5 credit hours

Data and Safety Monitoring: Advanced Issues and Case Studies
July 12, 2017
1.5 credit hours

Webinar Series: Focus on the Revised Common Rule
June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22, 2017
1.5 credit hours each

Introduction to Research Misconduct for IACUC, IRB, and IBC Professionals
May 17, 2017
1.5 credit hours

Studying Effectiveness: Ethical and Regulatory Considerations in Pragmatic Clinical Trials
April 26, 2017
1.5 credit hours

Compensation or Inducement? What IRBs Need to Know about Paying Subjects for Participation
April 12, 2017
1.5 credit hours

Early Feasibility Studies for Investigational Devices: Facilitating Innovation While Protecting Subjects
March 22, 2017
1 credit hour

Electronic Informed Consent: Ethical, Regulatory, and Practical Implications
March 7, 2017
1.5 credit hours

Social Media as a Research Recruitment Tool: Ethical Considerations and Guidelines for IRBs
February 23, 2017
1.5 credit hours

Research with Children and Adolescents in Elementary and Secondary Schools
February 14, 2017
1.5 credit hours

PRIM&R's Primer on the Revised Common Rule
January 26, 2017
1.5 credit hours


Responding to Noncompliance in Human Subjects Research
November 1, 2016
1.5 credit hours

IRB Review of Human Gene Transfer Protocols
October 19, 2016
1.5 credit hours

Preserving a Role For Tribal Review of Research in the Context of Single IRB Policies
September 20, 2016
1.5 credit hours

Navigating the New Reliance Agreement Landscape
July 12, 2016
1.5 credit hours

New Ethical Challenges in Experimental Political Science
June 8, 2016
1.5 credit hours

Tools, Templates, and Checklists for Streamlining IRB Protocol Review
May 5, 2016
1.5 credit hours

Familiar Faces: Addressing the Challenge of Simultaneous and Sequential Study Enrollment
April 13, 2016
1 credit hour

Identify, Recruit, Train, Retain: Building a Diverse, Qualified IRB
February 24, 2016
1.5 credit hours

Big Data Research: Practical Solutions to Emerging Challenges for IRBs
February 10, 2016
1.5 credit hours


Health Literacy: Fostering Comprehension in Research and Clinical Care
October 27, 2015
1.5 credit hours

The "P" In PCOR: IRB Oversight and the Role of the Patient 
July 16, 2015
1.5 credit hours

Maximizing Benefits to Research with Human Subjects Through Data Sharing
June 23, 2015
1.0 credit hours

FDA Oversight and IRB Review of Studies that Include In-Vitro Diagnostics
May 14, 2015
1.5 credit hours

Practical and Effective Approaches to Educate IRB Members
April 7, 2015
1.5 credit hours

Hot Topics in Online Survey Research: Subject Identification, Consent, and Risk
March 12, 2015
1.5 credit hours

Data Security Incidents: The Role of IRBs and Information Security
February 26, 2015
1.5 credit hours

About CIP Recertification by Continuing Education

To recertify by continuing education (CE), CIPs must complete 30 documented hours of continuing education on topics within the CIP Body of Knowledge (Content Outline) which can be found in the CIP Handbook. These topics must also be beyond initial, basic or fundamental level education programs (e.g., no IRB 101sm or similar topics).

All continuing education (CE) credits must be earned after the date the examination was passed, but before the date the certification expires. For those recertifying by CE for a consecutive time, CE credits for the second recertification cycle must be earned after the expiration date of the first certification.

At least 15 of the 30 hours must either:

  • Carry credits issued by a recognized accrediting body (e.g., nursing associations, the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE), Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and other professional organizations or universities); OR
  • Have received advance recognition from the CIP Council, such as PRIM&R's annual conferences and webinars, AAHRPP's annual conference, and Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) sponsored programs on topics beyond basic or initial level of knowledge.