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Clinical Trials Administration Certificate

The UCSD Extension Specialized Certificate in Clinical Trials Administration is modeled on the top-rated UCSD Extension Professional Certificate in Clinical Trials Design and Management, the premier 200+ hour series of courses.

The Intensive program consists of more than 100 hours of instruction through two sections, combining classroom instruction as a cohort and distance learning courses to be completed at your place of residence.

Developed in partnership with leaders in the biotechnology/biomedical research industry, the program’s highly accelerated format offers immediately applicable knowledge of the clinical trials process.


  • managers-in-training and others who want to refine or update skills
  • research associates and coordinators
  • biomedical and research scientists
  • nurses and allied health professionals
  • statisticians and database administrators
  • international clinical trials professionals
  • individuals with degrees in science, psychology, or related areas whom are entering the field

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Certificate Course Matrix
Course Title Course Number Units FA WI SP SU
Required Courses
Clinical Trials Intensive Workshop
U   U U
(FPM 40272 FOLLOWS FPM 40273)
Clinical Trials Administration Program
Schedule Varies
L=La Jolla M=Mission Valley O=Online U=University City X=Location TBA
Certificate Programs

To Register in the Certificate Program

Certificate registration is required to complete the program. Candidates are encouraged to register in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits. See Certificate FAQs for more information.

Certificate Section ID: 100562 Add to Cart
Application Fee: $60
Contact: Healthcare & Behavioral Sciences, (858) 534-9261
E-mail: dmstern@ucsd.edu

Certificate Guidelines

Part 1: Intensive Workshop, FPM 40273, offered Spring, Summer, and Fall quarters. This is followed by:

Part 2: Follow-On Program, FPM 40272; package includes 3 online classes and the Capstone workshop (also available via distance learning for students residing out of region) for one fee of $995. Must Take FPM 40273 before FPM 40272.

Please Note

Continuing Education hours awarded: 40 hours for Intensive Workshop; an additional 70 hours for the "package" of three online courses and the Follow-On Workshop. Applicable to ACRP and SoCRA education hours requirements.