Principal Investigator Training

CCRPS offers online principal investigator training to physicians and doctorate-level degree holders interested in beginning a career as a PI. The principal investigator training course is a 1-on-1 course designed to assist in obtaining the knowledge needed for initial PI roles. Because US PI certification requires at least 6 months of experience as a principal investigator, physicians in our online principal investigator training program seek this course to assist in their preliminary positions as a PI prior to the national PI certification exam.


60 hours

Our 60 hour principal investigator training course is designed to be one of the highest-density courses in the industry for principal investigators. Obtaining 60 hours of training on a 1-to-1 basis allows for doctorate-level degree holders to gain fundamental skills to secure a position as a principal investigator. This also ensures the basis of the online course to be beyond that of broad concepts, and tailors to each student’s needs in applying the concepts.

Online, self-paced

CCRPS offers online, self-paced modules for principal investigators because we understand the demand of current jobs, research internships, board-certification exams, and family that can impact learning. While these modules are self-paced, all principal investigators are monitored daily by our Senior PI instructor to ensure adequate speed and retention.