KC Temple in Towson, Maryland said: I took a clinical research monitoring and coordination course at MSU that was great! It's all on-line and took about 30 hours in all. It gave me training on job duties, regulations, documentation, reporting, training...all kinds of stuff. They offered some job search help at the end, but not much.
I had some CRC experience and a BSN and now I work as a CRA, so it helped me. Here's the website if you're interested nursing.msu.edu/certcources.asp
What if you don't have a college degree but extensive research experience? I am a lead research coordinator with no college degree but I believe my experience qualifies me. The PI that I'm working with now deligates a lot of responsibilities to be and I believe that this training should account for something. When I do the CRA search they all require a college degree.