Medidata Academy - Available Certifications

The Medidata Professional Certification Program recognizes clinical researchers for their role-based skills in the Medidata Clinical Cloud. The program builds on Medidata Academy's training program by adding a formal certification process, and is available to Medidata clients (both employees and site staff), Medidata Services Partners and Medidata employees.

Upon successful completion of a certification, you receive a personalized digital certificate and card and are invited to use the Medidata Certified Professional logo in your business communications. Certifications are portable, so you keep your credentials as you advance within your organization or across the industry. Sponsors and contract research organizations benefit from a growing network of professionals who have been trained to apply best practices using the Medidata platform. Learn about our available certifications and get started by contacting your Medidata project manager or email certification@mdsol.com.

*TIP: Looking for verification of your completed training or certification? It's simple! You can download certificates of completion within your user profile in the Medidata Clinical Cloud.

Go Further with Medidata Certification

To pursue a certification, please review the requirements below and then contact your Medidata project manager or send an email to certification@mdsol.com. If you are a site user—Principal Investigator (PI) or Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)—please contact your sponsor organization and let them know you are interested in certification. Note that certifications do not expire, but each is datestamped, and the date of certification determines the product version to which it is applicable. As new product versions or updates are introduced, Medidata updates the certification requirements and exam to reflect current product functionality. Requirements for an updated track are announced before any current track is retired.  Professionals are encouraged to keep skills and certifications up to date.

Medidata Certified Monitor

Description: The Medidata Certified Monitor track recognizes clinical research associates and monitors who have successfully completed training on how to perform common data monitoring tasks using Medidata Rave. Topics assessed include but are not limited to Rave EDC navigation, data cleaning activities, Rave Query Management and Medidata CTMS.

Prerequisite eLearning Courses: 
Certification Enrollment and Terms: This short course includes the Certification Program’s terms of use and enrollment forms.

Rave EDC Essentials for Clinical Research Associates
Rave Advanced EDC for Sponsors
Rave Query Management
Medidata CTMS Monitor

Exam Details: There is no examination—certification is earned by passing post-assessments for all prerequisite eLearning courses, which may be taken all at once or one at a time. Total duration is approximately two hours.
 

Medidata Grants Manager Certified User

Description: The Medidata Grants Manager Certified User track recognizes individuals who have successfully completed training in and demonstrated proficiency using the Grants Manager investigator site benchmarking tool. All enrollees receive login credentials that they can use to access training manuals and other materials that they can review to prepare for the exam.

Prerequisite Courses:

Grants Manager Planning
Grants Manager Certified User Exam Prep Course

Exam Details: 30-question exam offered in English only with a maximum duration of 120 minutes. 

Exam Schedule: Enrollment must be received no later than seven days before the exam date.

EMEA/Americas
1 pm - 4 pm GMT (UTC+0)
12 pm - 4 pm EST (UTC-5) / EDT (UTC-4)
Jan 10, 17 Apr 5, 20 Jul 10, 24 Oct 4, 25
Feb 8, 21 May 3, 23 Aug 9, 23 Nov 14, 26
Mar 6, 22 Jun 6, 20 Sep 5, 18 Dec 5, 19

*You may start the exam at any time during the specified testing hours. You must complete the exam by the end of the specified testing hours.

APAC/India
3 pm IST (UTC+5:30) / JST (UTC+9) / KST (UTC+9)    
2 pm CST (UTC+8)
Jan 9, 23 Apr 10, 24 Jul 3, 19 Oct 11, 23
Feb 6, 22 May 10, 17 Aug 7, 21 Nov 1, 20
Mar 6, 20 Jun 5, 19 Sep 4, 20 Dec 4, 18

Note: All Grants Manager Certified User exams are available in English only. Please take note of the time zone when selecting an exam time.

 

Medidata Rave Certified Clinical Research Coordinator

Description: The Medidata Rave Clinical Research Coordinator track recognizes Clinical Research Coordinators who have successfully completed training to use the Medidata Rave system for commonly performed tasks. Topics include but are not limited to navigation, data entry and responding to queries.

Certification Course: Rave EDC Essentials for Clinical Research Coordinators

Certification Details: Candidates must complete the eLearning course and pass the course post-assessment. Currently offered in English and Japanese, iMedidata only.

 

Medidata Rave Certified Principal Investigator

Description: The Medidata Rave Principal Investigator track recognizes Investigators who have successfully completed training to use the Medidata Rave system for commonly performed tasks. Topics assessed include but are not limited to navigation, working with subjects and entering electronic signatures.

Certification Course: Rave EDC Essentials for Investigators

Certification Details: Candidates must complete the eLearning course and pass the course post-assessment. Currently offered in English and Japanese, iMedidata only.

 

Medidata Rave Certified Study Administrator

Description: The Medidata Rave Certified Study Administrator track recognizes individuals with skills in EDC, query management, and report, site, and user administration.

Prerequisite Courses*:

Rave EDC Essentials - All Roles (also part of SDBE training)
Rave Query Management
Rave Site Administration
Rave User Administration
Rave Reporter
Rave Report Administration
Three months hands-on experience (recommended)

*Prerequisite courses must be taken on the track's current available version, otherwise upgrade training may be required.

Exam Details: 25-question exam offered in English, Japanese, and Korean, with a maximum duration of 90 minutes.

Exam Schedule: Enrollment must be received no later than seven days before the exam date.

EMEA/Americas
1 pm - 4 pm GMT (UTC+0)
12 pm - 4 pm EST (UTC-5) / EDT (UTC-4)
Jan 10, 17 Apr 5, 20 Jul 10, 24 Oct 4, 25
Feb 8, 21 May 3, 23 Aug 9, 23 Nov 14, 26
Mar 6, 22 Jun 6, 20 Sep 5, 18 Dec 5, 19

*You may start the exam at any time during the specified testing hours. You must complete the exam by the end of the specified testing hours.

APAC/India
3 pm IST (UTC+5:30) / JST (UTC+9) / KST (UTC+9)    
2 pm CST (UTC+8)
Jan 9, 23 Apr 10, 24 Jul 3, 19 Oct 11, 23
Feb 6, 22 May 10, 17 Aug 7, 21 Nov 1, 20
Mar 6, 20 Jun 5, 19 Sep 4, 20 Dec 4, 18


Note: All Rave Certified Study Administrator exams are available in English, Japanese, and Korean. Please take note of the time zone when selecting an exam time.

 

Medidata Rave Certified Study Builder

Description: The Medidata Rave Certified Study Builder track recognizes individuals with skills in Medidata Rave study design and build, along with related Configuration module settings.

Prerequisite Courses*:

Rave Study Design and Build Essentials (SDBE) - Data Managers
Rave Study Design and Build Essentials (SDBE) - Data Validations
Rave Configuration (available as eLearning or instructor-led training [ILT])
Rave Clinical Views (available as eLearning or instructor-led training [ILT])
Rave Certified Study Builder Exam Prep Course (recommended)
Three months hands-on experience (recommended)

*Prerequisite courses must be taken on the track's current available version, otherwise upgrade training may be required.

Exam Details: 50-question exam offered in English, Japanese, and Korean, with a maximum duration of 150 minutes.

Exam Schedule: Enrollment must be received no later than seven days before the exam date.

EMEA/Americas
1 pm - 4 pm GMT (UTC+0)
12 pm - 4 pm EST (UTC-5) / EDT (UTC-4)
Jan 10, 17 Apr 5, 20 Jul 10, 24 Oct 4, 25
Feb 8, 21 May 3, 23 Aug 9, 23 Nov 14, 26
Mar 6, 22 Jun 6, 20 Sep 5, 18 Dec 5, 19

*You may start the exam at any time during the specified testing hours. You must complete the exam by the end of the specified testing hours.

APAC/India
3 pm IST (UTC+5:30) / JST (UTC+9) / KST (UTC+9)    
2 pm CST (UTC+8)
Jan 9, 23 Apr 10, 24 Jul 3, 19 Oct 11, 23
Feb 6, 22 May 10, 17 Aug 7, 21 Nov 1, 20
Mar 6, 20 Jun 5, 19 Sep 4, 20 Dec 4, 18


Note: All Rave Certified Study Builder exams are available in English, Japanese, and Korean. Please take note of the time zone when selecting an exam time.

 

Medidata Payments Certified Study Administrator

Description: The Payments Certified Study Administrator track recognizes Clinical Financial Managers and Payments Processors. The learner will be certified to process payments for clinical trials which includes:

  • Review and Approve Costs
  • Approve Payments
  • Create Ad-Hoc Payments
  • Track paid and outstanding activities

The focus of this certification is to enable Clinical Financial Managers and Payments Processors to input all required client information to set-up and execute a site payment for a clinical trial.

To be certified the learner must:

  • Complete the prerequisite classes; then
  • Pass the certification exam

Prerequisite Courses*:

Site Payments: Insights and Competencies (eLearning)
Introduction to Medidata Payments (eLearning)
Medidata Payments Execution (ILT)

*Prerequisite courses must be taken on the track's current available version, otherwise upgrade training may be required.

Exam Details: 25-question exam offered in English, with a maximum duration of 90 minutes.

Exam Schedule: Enrollment must be received no later than seven days before the exam date.

EMEA/Americas
1 pm - 4 pm GMT (UTC+0)
12 pm - 4 pm EST (UTC-5) / EDT (UTC-4)
Jan 10, 17 Apr 5, 20 Jul 10, 24 Oct 4, 25
Feb 8, 21 May 3, 23 Aug 9, 23 Nov 14, 26
Mar 6, 22 Jun 6, 20 Sep 5, 18 Dec 5, 19

*You may start the exam at any time during the specified testing hours. You must complete the exam by the end of the specified testing hours.

APAC/India
3 pm IST (UTC+5:30) / JST (UTC+9) / KST (UTC+9)    
2 pm CST (UTC+8)
Jan 9, 23 Apr 10, 24 Jul 3, 19 Oct 11, 23
Feb 6, 22 May 10, 17 Aug 7, 21 Nov 1, 20
Mar 6, 20 Jun 5, 19 Sep 4, 20 Dec 4, 18


Note: Payments Certified Study Administrator exam is available in English. Please take note of the time zone when selecting an exam time.

 

Medidata Payments Certified Study Builder

Description: The Payments Certified Study Builder track is designed for system administrators and "Super Users". The learner will be certified to build components that are needed to successfully pay sites during a clinical trial including:

  • Study, Site and Organization configuration
  • Creating Triggers for Activity Costs
  • Linking Payees to activities that generate payment
  • Configuring Integrations with an EDC System

To be certified the learner must:

  • Complete the prerequisite classes; then
  • Pass the certification exam; then
  • Pass the Capstone

Prerequisite Courses*:

Site Payments: Insights and Competencies (eLearning)
Introduction to Medidata Payments (eLearning)
Medidata Payments Execution (ILT)
Medidata Payments Configuration (ILT)

*Prerequisite courses must be taken on the track's current available version, otherwise upgrade training may be required.

*This track requires passing of the exam and capstone to complete certification

Exam Details: 25-question exam offered in English, with a maximum duration of 90 minutes.

Exam Schedule: Enrollment must be received no later than seven days before the exam date.

EMEA/Americas
1 pm - 4 pm GMT (UTC+0)
12 pm - 4 pm EST (UTC-5) / EDT (UTC-4)
Jan 10, 17 Apr 5, 20 Jul 10, 24 Oct 4, 25
Feb 8, 21 May 3, 23 Aug 9, 23 Nov 14, 26
Mar 6, 22 Jun 6, 20 Sep 5, 18 Dec 5, 19

*You may start the exam at any time during the specified testing hours. You must complete the exam by the end of the specified testing hours.

APAC/India
3 pm IST (UTC+5:30) / JST (UTC+9) / KST (UTC+9)    
2 pm CST (UTC+8)
Jan 9, 23 Apr 10, 24 Jul 3, 19 Oct 11, 23
Feb 6, 22 May 10, 17 Aug 7, 21 Nov 1, 20
Mar 6, 20 Jun 5, 19 Sep 4, 20 Dec 4, 18


Capstone: The Medidata Capstone is the final stage in the Payments Study Builder Certification. The Capstone is an assessment that consists of several scenarios which apply concepts from topics covered in previous courses, allowing you to demonstrate your competency in independently setting up Payments. Upon completion of your prerequisite training and successful completion of the exam you will be assigned to complete the Capstone to fulfill your certification requirements. You must complete the Capstone and submit the deliverable within 10 business days from the date of assignment.

Note: Payments Certified Study Builder exam/capstone are available in English only. Please take note of the time zone when selecting an exam time.

 

Medidata CSA Certified Analyst

Description: Centralized Statistical Analytics (CSA) is an advanced clinical data analysis and visualization tool that uses proprietary machine-learning algorithms and high-dimensional analytics to identify trends and unusual data in studies. The Centralized Statistical Analytics (CSA) track recognizes Data Managers, Central Monitors, Field Monitors, Medical Reviewers, and Statisticians who have successfully completed training on how to use CSA. Trainees learn to effectively view and analyze data and identify study areas that require the most focus or improvement at the site or patient level. Understanding how to maximize CSA’s capabilities allows you to optimize data management and clinical risk management. You can also leverage CSA as part of a targeted risk-based monitoring (RBM) strategy.

Prerequisite Courses*:

Introduction to CSA and Statistical Methodology (eLearning)
CSA Basic Navigation (eLearning)
Medidata CSA: End User Training (ILT)

*Prerequisite courses must be taken on the track's current available version, otherwise upgrade training may be required.

*This track requires passing of the exam and capstone to complete certification

Exam Details: 36-question exam offered in English, with a maximum duration of 120 minutes.

Exam Schedule: Enrollment must be received no later than seven days before the exam date.

EMEA/Americas
1 pm - 4 pm GMT (UTC+0)
12 pm - 4 pm EST (UTC-5) / EDT (UTC-4)
Jan n/a Apr 5, 20 Jul 10, 24 Oct 4, 25
Feb 8, 21 May 3, 23 Aug 9, 23 Nov 14, 26
Mar 6, 22 Jun 6, 20 Sep 5, 18 Dec 5, 19

*You may start the exam at any time during the specified testing hours. You must complete the exam by the end of the specified testing hours.

APAC/India
3 pm IST (UTC+5:30) / JST (UTC+9) / KST (UTC+9)    
2 pm CST (UTC+8)
Jan n/a Apr 10, 24 Jul 3, 19 Oct 11, 23
Feb 6, 22 May 10, 17 Aug 7, 21 Nov 1, 20
Mar 6, 20 Jun 5, 19 Sep 4, 20 Dec 4, 18


Note: CSA Certified Analyst exam/capstone are available in English only. Please take note of the time zone when selecting an exam time.

Capstone: The Medidata Capstone is the final stage in the CSA Certified Analyst track. The Capstone is an assessment that consists of several scenarios which apply concepts from topics covered in previous courses, allowing the candidates to demonstrate their competency in analyzing and identifying trends and unusual data in studies. Upon completion of the prerequisite training and successful completion of the certification exam, the candidate will be assigned the Capstone to fulfill the certification requirements. You must complete the Capstone and submit the deliverable within 10 business days from the date of assignment.

 

All exam schedules are subject to change. To pursue a Medidata Professional Certification, please contact your Medidata project manager or send an email to certification@mdsol.com.