There are several professional associations that hosts local and national conferences for new and continuation professional education in research administration.
The Society of Research Administrators International (SRA International) is the premier global research management society providing education, professional development and the latest comprehensive information about research management to 5,200 members from over 40 countries.
Research Administrators Certification Council
The Research Administrators Certification Council was formed in 1993 as an independent non-profit organization. The Council is composed of active certified research administrators whose role is to certify that an individual, through experience and testing, has the fundamental knowledge necessary to be a professional research or sponsored programs administrator.
Exams for Professional Certification (CRA/CPRA/CFRA)