Certificate Programs

Certificates To Help You Rise Above the Competition and Break Into the Industry

Go above and beyond to rise above the competition in the medical affairs industry or just get started by making a breakthrough into the industry. Become an expert in specialized topics and become a respected authority figure.


The Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs (ACMA) offers certificate programs designed to enhance your skills related to careers within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and diagnostic areas.


The courses are appropriate for new comers to the industry, those looking to make a career change, or current industry professionals looking to enhance their professional development.


Certificate programs are an excellent way to demonstrate your commitment to continued professional development.

Who Qualifies For Our Certificate Programs?

The certificate programs are open to both non-doctoral and doctorate degree candidates. The certificates will help you distinguish yourself by demonstrating that you are willing to further your education and therefore add value to the industry.


Medical Affairs Competency Certificate

The Medical Affairs Competency Certificate (MACC) Program offers a competency assessment for students & professionals with an interest or involvement in the field of Medical Affairs. There is no specific degree or license requirements for the program.

The MACC is ideal for those who wish to distinguish themselves in their career and demonstrate a core competency in Medical Affairs. Anyone is eligible to take the course. The program covers the following topics. There is no examination required to complete the program.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Strong interest in medical affairs.

Topics Covered

  1. Pharmaceutical Industry Overview (CME/CE)
  2. Rules governing Interactions with Health Care Providers (HCPs)
  3. Regulatory Affairs
  4. Overview of Compliance (CME/CE)
  5. Drug Development & Lifecycle Management
  6. Medical Science Liaisons & Field Based Medical Teams
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Price: $1499

The Medical Device Industry

Learn the regulatory, economic, and practical aspects of navigating the medical device industry.

This certificate program will provide you the fundamental skills you need to work in the medical devices industry. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Market Segmentation
  • Regulatory Pathway for Medical Devices
  • Medical Device Development Pathway
  • Exportation of Medical Devices

Price: $399

Understanding Diagnostics (CME/CE)

Learn about the diagnostics market, strategies, regulatory pathways and classification of IVDs.

This certificate program will provide you the fundamental skills you need to work in the diagnostics industry. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • In-Vitro Diagnostics
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Point of Care Diagnostics
  • Regulations of Diagnostics
  • Classification of Diagnostics

Price: $399

Clinical Development Expert Program

Learn about data management, quality, compliance, and biostatistics.

This certificate program will provide you with the fundamental skills you need to be an expert in clinical development. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical Trial Designs
  • Biostatistics
  • Diagnostic Tests
  • Research & Analytical Strategies
  • Data Management
  • Evidence Based Medicine

Price: $399

Pharmacoeconomics (CME/CE)

Drug pricing and long term cost effectiveness of drugs and devices is becoming an increasingly important issue. This certificate program will provide you with the fundamental skills you need to be an expert in health economics outcomes research (HEOR). Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Pharmacoeconomic Models
  • Assessment of Costs & Outcomes
  • Conducting an HEOR analysis
  • Quality of Life Measures

Price: $399

The Fundamentals of Pharmaceutical Industry Compliance (CME/CE)

Learn about the regulations related to clinical trials, including institutional review board, the code of federal regulations pertaining to clinical studies, and other regulatory concepts.

This certificate program will provide you with the fundamental skills you need to be an expert in the industry’s core compliance principles. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • FDA 21 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
  • Current Good Manufacturing Practice
  • Quality System Regulations
  • Enforcement Policies
  • Clinical Trial Regulatory Principles

Price: $399

Regulatory Affairs Expert Program

Learn the essential elements of regulatory affairs related to the pharmaceutical & medical device industries.This is a convenient, online program that will provide you with the tools and knowledge needed to progress as a regulatory professional and stay ahead of the competition.

This certificate program will provide you with the fundamental skills you need to be an expert in regulatory affairs. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Regulatory affairs focused on clinical development
  • The role of regulatory affairs in advertising & promotion
  • Understand the difference between clearance vs. approval
  • Different types of regulatory submissions and applications
  • U.S. Drug & Biologics Labeling, Advertising & Promotion
  • Understand the regulatory system in Europe & Canada
  • Includes Common FDA forms used by regulatory affairs

Price: $399

Accelereated Medical Science Liaison Certificate

About the Accelerated MSL Certificate: The Accelerated MSL Certificate was developed by subject matter experts and thought leaders from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices industries.  The program provides an in depth overview of all functional areas relevant to today’s Medical science liaison (MSL)

Features include:

  • Online, self-paced program designed for busy professionals.
  • Contains pre/post-test knowledge checks, applicable case studies and more..
  • 24/7 Dedicated live chat support
  • Progress check indicators to track your performance
  • Learn on the Go! Mobile and tablet friendly format.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn and understand all aspects of the medical science liaison (MSL) role focused on both the technical competencies as well as the soft skills that are essential for today’s MSL.
  • Demonstrate and understand key concepts relevant for Managed Care MSLs such as pharmacoeconomics.
  • Learn key concepts in clinical development to help you provide the greatest value to your cross functional clinical partners.
  • Broaden your knowledge in diagnostics and medical devices as well as better understanding publication planning and regulations. 

This Program Includes:

  1. The Pharmaceutical Industry Overview 
  2. Medical Device Industry
  3. Diagnostics Industry 
  4. Rules Governing Interactions with Healthcare Professionals
  5. Health Economics Outcomes Research
  6. Evidence Based Medicine
  7. Clinical Trial Designs
  8. Presentation & Communication Skills
  9. Regulatory Affairs
  10. Compliance
  11. Abstract & Medical Writing
  12. Publication Practices
  13. Drug Development Process
  14. Overview of Medical Information
  15. Medical Science Liaisons & Field Based Medical Teams
  16. Grant & Investigator Initiated Study Funding and Process
  17. Advisory Boards
  18. Phase IV/Post-Marketing Studies
  19. Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS)
  20. Medication Safety & Pharmacovigilance
  21. Clinical Development

Price: $2399

Customized MSL Training Programs and Topics

The ACMA offers customized training and professional development for MSL teams. Our training programs can be customized to meet your company’s specific needs (disease state, clinical, and soft skills training). Our MSL professional development and training solutions are based on real-world experience from professionals with world class MSL experience.

  • Successfully building an MSL team in preparation for launch
  • Effectively working with cross-functional teams (i.e. sales, marketing etc)
  • Building effective long term value-added ethical KOL relationships
  • Emotional Intelligence for MSLs
  • Pre and post KOL visit strategy and creating objectives for each visit
  • Developing a Specific Strategy and plan for each KOL
  • Insight gathering and Competitive Intelligence
  • Maximizing MSL performance
  • Investigator led research (IITs ISTs etc.) communication strategy
  • Developing and utilizing MSL KPI’s and Metrics
  • Conference planning and strategy
  • Effectively managing Advisory Boards
  • Advanced presentation and communication skills

Our Most popular MSL Training & Professional Development Programs

Presentation & Communication Skills (Live Training)

Both your newly hired and experienced MSLs will benefit from this training with topics that include:

  • Personalized one-on-one in-depth MSL presentation skills training
  • Professionally presenting scientific and clinical data
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication skills training

MSL Diversity & Inclusion Within the Life Sciences

Help your MSL team understand the changing landscape when working with different internal and external stakeholders. Topics include:

  • Cultural competencies and inclusion
  • Understanding team strengths and weaknesses
  • Understanding team strengths & weaknesses
  • Sensitivity training

Emotional Intelligence 101 for MSLs

Maximize your MSL team’s emotional intelligence and how to use it to build relationships. Topics include:

  • EQ vs IQ and predicting success
  • Building effective KOL relationships
  • How to use emotional intelligence to improve your effectiveness

Featured Content

  • Health Economics Outcomes Research
  • US & ex-US Regulatory Affairs Landscape
  • Clinical Trial Design & Evidence Based Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Comparative View of the Mechanism of Action of Drugs for every organ system
  • Medical Terminology
  • Presentation & Communications Strategies for MSLs
  • Creating a Target Product Profile
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • REMS
  • Professional Ethics Related to Interactions with HCPs
  • Anatomical & Physiological Effects of Drugs
  • Various Therapeutic Areas Covered
  • Prescription Drug Fraud & Abuse
  • Clinical Trial Statistics
  • Clinical Development Expert Training
  • Understanding Diagnostics
  • Compliance for pharma, device & diagnostics
  • Publications Practices
  • Effective Advisory Boards for Medical Affairs
  • Medication Safety
  • REMS
  • MSLs & Field Based Teams
  • Phase IV/Post-Marketing Studies
  • Medical Information
  • Medical Terminology
  • Professional Ethics & Opioid Use
  • Hepatology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Endocrinology
  • Rare Diseases Overview
  • Biologics
  • Medical Devices
  • Diabetes
  • Ophthalmology
  • Gastroenterology