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SAS Global Certification program


Programmer/Analyst

SAS Certified Clinical Trials Programmer Using SAS 9

Validates a candidates' ability to apply SAS programming skills to clinical trials data

Successful candidates should have experience in
  • clinical trials process
  • accessing, managing, and transforming clinical trials data
  • statistical procedures and macro programming
  • reporting clinical trials results
  • validating clinical trial data reporting.
There are two methods available to earn this credential:
- pass the Clinical Trials Programming Using SAS 9 exam
or if you currently hold the SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9 credential:
- pass the Clinical Trials Programming Using SAS 9 – Accelerated Version exam.
Select an exam to see the exam requirements for each:

Clinical Trials Programming Using SAS 9
Clinical Trials Programming Using SAS 9 – Accelerated Version

Required Exam

Candidates who earn this credential will have earned a passing score on the Clinical Trials Programming Using SAS 9 exam. This exam is administered by SAS and Pearson VUE.
  • 95-100 multiple-choice and short-answer questions (must achieve score of 70% correct to pass)
  • 3 hours to complete exam
  • Use exam ID A00-280; required when registering with Pearson VUE.

Required Exam

Candidates who earn this credential will have earned a passing score on the Clinical Trials Programming Using SAS 9 exam. This exam is administered by SAS and Pearson VUE.
  • 70-75 multiple-choice and short-answer questions (must achieve score of 70% correct to pass)
  • 2 hours to complete exam
  • Use exam ID A00-281; required when registering with Pearson VUE.
  • Candidate must hold the SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9 credential to take this exam. Otherwise, candidate should take the A00-280 exam.