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Clinical Trials Assistant – Enterprise

On successful completion of this program, you will be certified and will have acquired knowledge, skills and competencies to start at an entry level role as Clinical Trials Assistant or similar.

COURSE Content

Successfully complete the 4 competency modules below to obtain your VIARES Clinical Trials Assistant Certificate.

  • Background of medicines development
  • Research and discovery stage & product development
  • Clinical development
  • Regulatory submission, Health Technology Assessment, lifecycle management
  • ICH GCP and other applicable regulations
  • Applicable international and national regulations
  • ICH GCP E6 (R2)
  • FDA Regulation
  • Quality Assurance: Audits and Inspections
  • The Study Protocol
    • Elements of a Study Protocol according to ICH GCP
    • Trial Design
    • Methodologies
  • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Ethics Committees
    • Sponsor / Monitor
    • Investigator
    • Competent Authority
  • The CTA as member of the clinical study team
  • Typical activities of the CTA related to:
    • Managing Essential Documents
    • Handling Investigational Medicinal Product
    • Supporting Data Management
    • Interaction with Ethics Committees and Regulatory Bodies


Upon enrollment you will receive your first certification “Confirmation of Enrollment”. After successful completion of the course and your exam, you get your personal “Course Certificate” including:

  • course title
  • contact hours
  • continuing education units (CEU)
  • your overall course score
  • date of completion
  • personal certificate verification code

We also show you how to best share your certificate on LinkedIn and other social media platforms.

Obtaining a CTA certification can be beneficial in several ways. Here are a few reasons why you might consider pursuing this certification:

  • Career advancement: Earning a CTA certification can demonstrate to potential employers that you are committed to your profession and have the skills and knowledge necessary to perform the job.

  • Enhanced skills: The certification program covers a wide range of topics related to clinical trials, including regulations, ethics, and data management, which can help you develop your knowledge and skills in these areas.

  • Industry recognition: CTA certification is recognized by industry organizations such as the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA), which can provide additional credibility and recognition in the field.

  • Competitive edge: In a competitive job market, having a CTA certification can help you stand out from other candidates and increase your chances of landing a job or earning a higher salary.

Overall, obtaining a CTA certification can help you demonstrate your expertise, gain new skills, and advance your career in the field of clinical research.

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Many thanks to the supportive team at VIARES academy for providing a well-organized and thorough training. The course content was very informative, comprehensive and very well presented. It was a wonderful experience and made me


feel more confident to pursue a career in Clinical Research.




VIARES has revolutionized trainings for Clinical Research Associates. Besides being standardized with industry focused content, the training is well structured and very detailed. The delivery and assessment of content is superb. Coming from Africa


and a top class training I received at the Academy, I have what it takes to support both operations in the Pharma industry as well as CROs.


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WHY BECOME A Clinical Trials Assistant?

Becoming a Clinical Trials Assistant (CTA) can provide valuable experience in the healthcare and research industries, with potential for career advancement. You can contribute to the development of new treatments and therapies, while working in a dynamic and challenging environment. Additionally, the role can offer opportunities for personal growth and the satisfaction of helping improve healthcare outcomes for patients.

The salary for a CTA can vary based on factors such as location, experience, and employer. In the United States, the median annual salary for a clinical trials assistant is around $49,000, with a range typically falling between $38,000 to $62,000. However, salaries can be higher or lower depending on the specific job and its location. It’s always a good idea to research the specific job and employer you are interested in to get a better understanding of the salary range.


The job responsibilities of a CTA can vary depending on the employer and the specific role, but generally, a CTA works with the clinical research team to support the planning and execution of clinical trials. Here are some common job responsibilities of a CTA:

  • Assisting with trial coordination: CTAs may help with the coordination of trial-related activities, such as scheduling participant visits, preparing study materials, and managing study supplies.

  • Data entry and management: CTAs may be responsible for entering data into study databases, tracking study progress, and monitoring participant safety and data quality.

  • Regulatory compliance: CTAs may help ensure that trials are conducted in compliance with regulatory requirements and study protocols, which may include preparing regulatory submissions, maintaining study documentation, and assisting with audits or inspections.

  • Communication and collaboration: CTAs may work closely with other members of the clinical research team, such as study coordinators, investigators, and sponsors, and may also communicate with study participants and their families.

Overall, the job responsibilities of a CTA involve supporting the clinical research team and contributing to the successful completion of clinical trials, with a focus on accuracy, efficiency, and adherence to study protocols and regulations.


To become a clinical trials assistant, you typically need at least a high school diploma or equivalent. However, many employers prefer or require some post-secondary education, such as an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as life sciences or healthcare.

While formal education can be helpful, relevant work experience can also be valuable for a clinical trials assistant role. Experience in a healthcare setting, such as working in a hospital or clinical research center, can demonstrate relevant skills and familiarity with the industry.

Other key skills and traits that can be beneficial for a clinical trials assistant include attention to detail, strong organizational and communication skills, the ability to follow protocols and regulations, and a willingness to learn and adapt in a fast-paced environment.

Ultimately, the specific qualifications and requirements for a clinical trials assistant role can vary depending on the employer and the job responsibilities.

If you are not sure if this is the right training for you, we are happy to help you make the right decision. Email us at and we will contact you.


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