CRED: Continuing Professional Development


TOPRA's Continuing Regulatory Education and Development (CRED) programme is a series of regulatory affairs courses designed to help professionals keep up to date or develop their career in new directions.

The programme comprises a series of courses lasting one to two days, run over a two-year cycle.

  • Structured but flexible continuing regulatory education, allowing regulatory professionals to design training programmes to suit their individual needs 
  • A choice of 16 interactive workshops, covering eight core topics, providing regulatory professionals with the opportunity to build up a dossier of training demonstrating technical and practical knowledge 
  • A balance of theory and practice, equipping participants with practical skills that can be applied immediately 
  • Speakers drawn from both regulatory agencies and industry, offering different perspectives
  • Interactive sessions (often case studies) where participants and experts share ideas and experiences and address common problems faced in everyday situations.

If you have queries about the CRED programme, please email us.

Upcoming courses

Begin DateTitleDescriptionCityCountry
10/06/2020CRED Understanding Clinical DevelopmentThis two-day workshop will provide an overview with practical advice from regulators and industry on the process of designing and conducting clinical trials from phase I through phases II, III and even clinical trials considerations beyond drug marketing approval. OnlineCD20
25/06/2020CRED Optimising Regulatory Strategies for Orphan DrugsThere are regulatory processes and procedures to expedite approval and access, and to help support the development of medicines for the treatment of rare diseases. This course will provide key information about those regulatory processes and first-hand insights on how to get the best out of them. OnlineORPHAN20
29/06/2020CRED Managing Lifecycle and Variations EffectivelyRegulatory professionals in industry and agencies spend a significant amount of time on variations, so getting them right is critical. OnlineVAR20
08/09/2020CRED Project Management for Regulatory Affairs ProfessionalsA two-day course providing an essential overview of project management relating specifically to regulatory affairs professionals. OnlinePM20
22/09/2020CRED Getting the CMC Dossier RightThis course workshop led by agency and industry experts will provide an insight into the preparation and management of the pharmaceutical (CMC) information in Module 3 of the regulatory dossier. This course will focus on synthetic molecules and provide a brief introduction to biologics. OnlineCMC20
22/10/2020CRED Understanding Digital Health and Electronic ProductsRegulation of electrical, electronic and software medical devices.LondonUnited KingdomEE20
01/12/2020CRED+ Optimising Interactions with RegulatorsA practical workshop covering interactions with EU and US health authorities and how to manage them effectively.LondonUnited KingdomADVICE20