Re-Certification:

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 nails2info@aol.com

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:

  1. The application, this paper if one does not have the application
  2. A meeting transcript or indicate certifying by exam
  3. Payment
  4. Certification number

Name: _______________________________Certification Number________

Title: ______________________ Organization ________________________

Address: _______________________________________________________

City: ______________________________ State ______ Zip _____________

Telephone Number (          ) ____-________, Fax: (          ) ____-__________

E-mail:  Printed clearly: __________________________________________

Certifying by meeting transcript
 
Certifying by Exam
 
IRB was inspected over the three years
 
Yes No
 
IRB was disciplined when inspected
 
Yes No
 
Education transcript attached
 
Yes No
 

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:

  1. FDA or OHRP participating programs of any length
  2. ACRP
  3. The National Association of IRB Leaders
  4. SoCRA
  5. PRIM&R
  6. University or college class, appropriate topic
  7. University and College workshops, appropriate length and faculty
  8. Dual certification with another human subject protection organization
  9. Conference faculty preparation and listing

Re-certification is for three years.
Certificates will be issued following each of the two periods for testing, February and July.

Over the years, NAIL certified the number of people as shown below:

State

CIMs

Total

 

 

 

Tennessee

66

66

Florida

55

121

Georgia

50

171

Pennsylvania

42

213

Texas

41

254

Michigan

37

291

New York

37

328

Ohio

35

363

New Jersey

33

396

Maryland

30

426

California

28

454

Massachusetts

27

481

Louisiana

23

504

Arizona

21

525

Alabama

16

541

Kansas

16

557

North Carolina

16

573

Illinois

14

587

Arkansas

13

600

New Mexico

13

613

Colorado

12

625

Wisconsin

12

637

DC

11

648

Indiana

11

659

Connecticut

10

669

South Dakota

10

679

Kentucky

9

688

Virginia

9

687

Minnesota

8

705

Missouri

8

713

Mississippi

6

719

Oklahoma

6

725

Washington

6

731

Utah

5

736

Idaho

4

740

Nebraska

4

744

Oregon

4

748

South Carolina

4

752

Hawaii

3

755

Iowa

3

758

Maine

3

761

Nevada

2

763

North Dakota

2

765

West Virginia

2

767

Delaware

1

768

Montana

1

769

New Hampshire

1

770

Rhode Island

1

771

Alaska

0

771

Vermont

0

771

Wyoming

0

771

 

Updated September 2008