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
23/04/2020CRED Successfully Navigating European GMO RegulationsLearn to navigate the EU GMO legislative framework and implementation for successful clinical trial submissions. The course will will also discuss Canadian requirements. This online course includes presentations that can be accessed on demand and a live question-and-answer panel session and case study presentation. OnlineBIOTECH20
28/04/2020CRED Drug-device Combination Products: Major Changes Ahead!Are you developing new pharmaceutical products which include (or are they provided with) any type of administration device? If yes, are you fully aware of the impact the new EU Medical Device Regulation on MAAs will have? This course will explain the current state of developments as MAHs prepare for the new requirements. OnlineDRUG20
14/05/2020CRED 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
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.LondonUnited KingdomCD20
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
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.LondonUnited KingdomPM20
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.LondonUnited KingdomCMC20
22/10/2020CRED Understanding Digital Health and Electronic ProductsRegulation of electrical, electronic and software medical devices.LondonUnited KingdomEE20