Emory's Research Certification (eRAE)

The Offices of Sponsored Programs (OSP), Controller's Office, and Finance: Grants and Contracts (FGC) have developed training certification tracks to support the professional growth and development Emory University Research Administrators.  All Emory University employees in an administrative role are encouraged to complete  the PreAward or PostAward Research Administrator RAE Certification series within 180 days of employment.

The Research at Emory Certification program offers two course tracks. Courses must be taken sequentially in the order outlined.

RAE Certification Tracks

Program Overview

There are two defined tracks by which individuals in the research community can obtain their certification. The first is for those who are Pre-Award Administrators and do not have the responsibility for monitoring budgets in Compass. These classes in this track will provide a higher level understanding of pre-award sponsored programs administration.  The second is for Post-Award Research Administrators and will provide a more in-depth understanding of the reconciliation, review and closeout processes for sponsored programs at Emory.

About Your Certification Status

A certification is only good for a term of one year. You must complete continuing professional development educational seminars in order to maintain your certification.

Obtaining Your Certification

Below outlines the course requirements. The tracks are a combination of online and classroom facilitated courses. Each online and instructor-led training registration can be accessed using Emory's Learning Management System (ELMS). To begin the certification program register for the Pre or Post Award Certification and then complete each class listed.  

If you have questions, please submit them via email to Ashley Myers at aemyers@emory.edu

 Pre-Award RAE Certification
Post-Award RAE Certification
Register for the certification in ELMS and complete: Register for the certification in ELMS and complete:
Introduction to Research Administration Introduction to Research Administration
Uniform Guidance Uniform Guidance
RAE Classroom RAE Classroom
Effort Reporting Effort Reporting
RAE Exam RAE Exam

Maintaining RAE Certification

After your certification is obtained and each subsequent year, additional courses may be required in order to maintain certification.  A minimum of 6 points of professional development credits is required annually.  Annual reporting of this is required via the RAE Recertification Form.

There are several paths for meeting this certification requirement.