Professional Researcher Certification


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Application & Renewal Overview








Completed application along with the  application fee is required to begin the certification process     


A completed application along with the application fee is required to renew your certification



Applicants must demonstrate three years of relevant industry experience






12 industry-related education hours within the two preceding years are required at time of application


20 industry-related education hours, two must be in legal, prior to your recertification date



Applicants are required to pass an exam


An exam is not required to renew



Agreement to MRA’s Code of Marketing Research Standards is required


Agreement to MRA’s Code of Marketing Research Standards is required



Applicants must meet the experience and education requirement to apply for certification. Once approved you have one year to take the exam


Your certification is renewed every two years



Individuals who pass the Principles of Marketing Research Program administered by the University of Georgia will receive an exam exemption  


There are no exemptions



With exam exemption:

$200 MRA members

$300 Non-members


Renewal fee:

$125 MRA members

$225 Non-members


Without exam exemption:

$350 MRA members

$450 Non-members


If you have any questions about PRC, please contact or call 202.800.2545.