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RQA Certification Scheme

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The RQA Certification Scheme is the leading certificate for personnel working in life sciences research, particularly designed for professionals involved with the quality of research and development of pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and medical devices.

The certification demonstrates that the holder understands quality and how it applies to their role within their organisation.

Certification from RQA is a mark of quality excellence. It helps professionals boost their career through the recognition of knowledge and experience. In addition, such certification confirms a deep commitment to the profession, and demonstrates essential knowledge and a commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The certificate is based on an online examination of knowledge and experience; a record of additional learning (CPD) is required to maintain the Certification.

CURRENT FEES FOR THE SCHEME

Certification Topics Offered

Good Clinical Laboratory Practice: Cert-GCLP
Good Clinical Practice: Cert-GCP
Good Clinical Practice VICH: Cert-GCP:VICH
Good Laboratory Practice: Cert-GLP
Management System Auditing: Cert-MS:AUDIT
Good Laboratory Practice Study Director: Cert-GLP:SD
Quality Risk Management: Cert-QRM. - COMING SOON

 

RQA Certification Scheme: Quality excellence to boost your career and enhance your organisation's performance.

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE CERTIFICATION

Each certification candidate must pass an online examination comprised of multiple-choice questions on Quality Management and one related topic of their choice. The examination is taken online in two parts; 100 questions in total—75 on Quality Management and 25 on the chosen topic. Each of these assessments must be taken in one sitting.

We have created a Body of Knowledge which will help candidates revise for the examination.

CERTIFICATION OVERVIEW

HOW TO REGISTER

CORPORATE DISCOUNTS

EXAMINATION FORMAT

MARKING THE EXAMINATION

MAINTAINING THE CERTIFICATION

LEARNING

 

If you have any questions, please contact rqacert@therqa.com.

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CERTIFICATION FEES               

  • The RQA Certification Scheme registration and examination fee (one topic). Member £250/Non-Member £400           
  • The RQA Certification Scheme examination re-take fee (per module)*. Member £100/Non-Member £150        
  • The RQA Certification Scheme examination fee (per additional topic). Member £100/Non-Member £150     
  • The RQA Certification Scheme renewal/re-examination fee (one topic). Every five years. Member £200/Non-Member £150    

*The Quality Management module and the candidate's chosen topic are considered as two separate modules.

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