GCP and Clinical Research training

CREDE’s courses are developed, facilitated and presented by knowledgeable and experienced research professionals and practitioners in the research field.

CREDE is an independent organization that provides GCP and other clinical research training courses.

We are focused on the clinical research environment in South Africa and the rest of Africa. Our courses and workshops are unique in that they are based in experience, packed with relevant and useful content, and presented in a fun and interactive way. Yes, even GCP can be fun! Our courses are accredited by the HPCSA and meet the national requirements for GCP courses in SA.

Our Courses

GCP Beginner Course

GCP Beginner Course

A well-rounded introductory GCP course covering the basics and so much more. This course is for  those who do not have a VALID SA GCP certificate or who have never done a GCP course before.

GCP Refresher course

GCP Refresher course

A stimulating touch-up GCP course for those with a current valid SA GCP certificate that need to renew. The SA GCP guidelines as well as the ICH GCP are re-introduced to the learners.


SAGCP 2020 – UPDATE session

This short training session introduces the updated SA GCP version and points out the relevant changes and updates. The new SA GCP, 3rd Edition, 2020, was published on 15 June 2021 on the SAHPRA website.

“I have learnt a great deal about Good Clinical Practice, thank you. I am also most grateful that you have left the door open to us to communicate with you should this be necessary as we proceed with our trials. All the very best.”
Dr Una Kyriacos PhD MSc, Dept of health & Rehabilitation Sciences, UCT



What are the current SA GCP guidelines?

The latest version of the South African Good Clinical Practice guidelines (SA GCP) is the 3rd edition, 2020. On 15 June 2021 the updated SA GCP 3rd edition of 2020 was published on the website of the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA). This version replaces the previous version.

The document has been completely redesigned from the ground up to align it with ICH GCP (R2) and current trends in the clinical research arena. The document needs to be read with the Ethics in Health Research, Principles, Processes and Structures (SA Dept. of Health, 2nd Edition, 2015) policy document.

Can anyone provide SA GCP training and issue a GCP certificate?

No, GCP trainers in South Africa need to issue a GCP certificate that has been accredited by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). Accreditation involves a review of the course content as well as the skills, background, and expertise of the trainer.

“Experto crede” is a Latin term that means “have faith in experience.” We are passionate about clinical research. Our programmes are grounded in wide experience in the field and expert content knowledge.

What is research but a blind date with knowledge– William Harvey (1578 – 1657)