The necessary time expenditure greatly dependents on the prior experience and education of the applicant.
Review the CRA topics and the subtopics for the needed knowledge and competences. Applicants can also take a multiple-choice examination to determine the strengthen and weaknesses and to identify the areas they need to focus on and probably visit some trainings and courses.
Applicants needs to visit specialised courses of at least 3 credits (1 credit equals 28 hours of total study load, so about 10 days of courses) and additionally participate in conferences, symposium or workshop.
Oral Examination and Certification
Between 2 and 5 years of on-the-job-training must be completed before submitting the certification dossier.
Allow ample time to prepare the environmental risk assessment report and for the final oral examination.
The Certification Programme Committee will convene 3 to 4 times per year to evaluate incoming dossiers. This should allow most dossiers to be evaluated within four months from submission. Please note, due to the higher number of applications the evaluation might be delayed.