NAIL was the first to offer IRB certification and it certified IRB employees for 15 years, 1994-2009. Over that period, it certified about 800 people. More than 1,000 candidates attempted to pass the exam. At the May 2008 convention, certification responsibility was permanently released to the certification committee. NAIM no longer certifies human subject protection employees from the general public.
The Certification Committee returned its authority to NAIL and two different groups picked up the certification that NAIM introduced in 1995.
If you have questions about re-certification, you should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Re-certification will continue to be in place, at NAIL, for the certified population. They may certify by transcript or by taking the exam for education. The cost is $200.00.
If certifying by transcript, one must send the following:
Name: _______________________________Certification Number________
Signed: __________________________Date: __________________
If your organization requires an invoice, your invoice number will be the year then hyphen, followed by the day and month, 08-0910. If more than one person needs to re-certify, the first person will show an additional hyphen 1, then 2 and on and on. This is your invoice and number.
If certifying by exam, there will be two exam periods a year. They will be exactly six months apart. One re-certification exam will be administered on June 15th and the other re-certification exam will be administered on December 15th. The candidates for re-certification by exam will have 30 days to complete the exam. The association will have 30 days to release the results.
If re-certifying by exam, one falls under the exam rule he or she originally used to certify, except the person re-certifying by exam must complete and return the exam to get credit. To get certified, in a previous year, one had to pass the exam. One is not required to pass this take home exam for re-certification.
There is no goal of controlling human subject protection education or to control learning. The goal is to require objective education of the certified personís choice.
If certifying by a meeting transcript, the meeting must be 1) outside of oneís place of employment, 2) it must be with an objective faculty, 3) and it must have an appropriate length. If one has a question and it concerns excellent human subject protection education on his or her State Flagship University Medical Schoolís campus of employment with a well known professor and it was one-half day, rather than inquire, that person should take the exam. If one has question about the requirement, that person should submit the package and let NAIL make contact.
An example of objective education programs includes but not limited to:
Re-certification is for three years.
Over the years, NAIL certified the number of people as shown below:
|Updated September 2008|