The Research Administration Improvement Network

Earn Your CRA-USF Credentials Online

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The University of South Florida offers a certification program for employees who serve as research administrators. The designation, Certified Research Administrator-USF (CRA-USF), identifies the certification with USF and is aligned with recognized academic and professional credentialing.

The CRA-USF stands apart from other research administration certifications in that the curriculum is USF-centric, focusing on the business systems, processes, best practices, tool, resources and forms endorsed and used by the University of South Florida.

Two credentials may be earned by USF employees, CRA-USF/Basic and CRA-USF/Advanced, by successfully completing the applicable online courses. Both online courses are FREE to USF employees who complete the course(s) before the session(s) ends. Those who enroll but do not complete a course, a $50.00 fee is charged to the employee's department.

Course sessions are offered two times per year; Fall and Spring. An announcement is sent to the TRAIN listserv when enrollment opens. For questions about the courses or earning your Recertification, send an email to TRAIN@usf.edu

 

   CRA-USF/BASIC CREDENTIAL

ABOUT THE BASIC COURSE

BASIC COURSE- Content Outline

I. Introductory Section

II. Research Administration Life-Cycle

CRA-USF/ADVANCED CREDENTIAL

ABOUT THE ADVANCED COURSE (NOW ONLINE)

ADVANCED COURSE - Content Outline

Searching for Funding:

Proposal Development

Proposal Submission

Underwrites

Award Setup

Financial and Technical Administration