Q. Are there prerequisites to pursuing the Certified Research Developer designation?
A. Yes. Candidates must have completed at least a four-year bachelor's degree. Candidates must have at least two years' experience working as a researcher.
Q. How do I earn the Certified Research Developer designation?
A. You must complete 20 credits of coursework and agree to the Certified Research Developer Disclaimer. Beginning in July 2017, you will be required to pass a quiz after each course you take and each book you read.
Q. How many credits do I receive when I take a course?
A. You receive 1 credit for every hour of instruction time. The number of credits you will receive for each course is provided on the Course Description page of this website.
Q. Are some of the courses required and other courses elective?
A. No. You may take the 20 hours' worth of training you believe would be most beneficial to you. We recognize that everyone matriculating in the Certified Research Developer program has different levels of knowledge in different fields. We understand that some courses will be more helpful to you in advancing your career than others.
Q. How long do I have to earn the required course credits?
A. You have six months from the date of the first course you take (or from your receipt of the self-taught course materials) to complete all of the required courses.
Q. How often and where are the courses offered?
A. Several of the courses are offered several times a year in a variety of cities in the United States. Some of the courses are offered in the UK, Europe, Asia, India and the Middle East. All of the courses are offered via archived webinar.
Q. Are there any required reading materials associated with the courses?
A. Yes. The course materials and reading materials will be provided to you during each class. If you take the self-study option, the course materials will be mailed to you.
Q. Are there quizzes associated with the Certified Research Developer designation?
A. Yes. Beginning in July 2017, there will be quizzes associated with each course in the curriculum.
Q. What is the nature of the quizzes?
A. The quizzes consist of true / false and multiple choice questions as well as fill-in-the-blank and short answer exercises.
Q. What is the threshold for passing the quizzes?
A. You must obtain 70% or higher of the total possible points on the collective quizzes administered.
Q. How should I prepare for the quizzes?
A. The courses should be sufficient in preparing you to pass the quizzes.
Q. How long do I have to complete the quizzes?
A. You have six months from the date of the first course you take or from your receipt of the self-taught course materials to take the quizzes. We recommend that you take each quiz as soon as possible after completing each course.
Q. What are the costs associated with earning the Certified Research Developer designation?
A. The breakdown of these costs is presented below:
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Q. How long may I use the CRD designation?
A. You may use the CRD designation as long as you remit payment of an annual maintenance fee. This maintenance fee will be initiated in 2017 and will be $195 for 2017. Benefits to maintaining your CRD designation include:
- 50% discounts on recorded electives offered through The Certified Patent Valuation Analyst Program
- 50% discounts on recorded electives offered through The Certified Emerging Company Analyst Program
- 50% discounts on recorded electives offered through The Institute for Strategic Negotiations
- Membership prices on courses offered through The Business Development Academy
- 10% discounts on the training necessary to become a Certified Patent Strategist which is granted by the Institute for Patent Prosecution
- 10% discounts on the training necessary to become a Devil's Advocate Auditor