Feel Overwhelmed, Under Prepared, or Intrigued about the Clinical Trial Manager (CTM) Role?

If you are a current Clinical Trial Manager (CTM) or you aspire to become a CTM in the future, this course will teach you the key strategies Clinical Professionals use to manage their studies from Start-Up to Close-Out. This is CTM training beyond what hiring companies offer, with professional guidance and proven methods to make you confident as a CTM.

Course begins August 28, 2024!

LIVE CTM Training is best for those who have at least 1-2 years of Clinical Research experience, who are new to the CTM role, or those who may benefit from more expert guidance.

What Students Are Saying About the ClinEssentials CTM Training Course

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I have no doubt the valuable knowledge we gained [through the CTM Training Course] will help us land a CTM role within our current company or a competitor. I highly recommend this course to anyone who has a goal of becoming a CTM. You get lifetime access to materials. What more can you ask for?

Christine N., Clinical Research Associate

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This course has been great – all the content of the modules, the slides, and the videos have been so detailed and really helpful. It has really given me an overview and an idea more clearly about what the CTM role is like and what to expect going into it!

Claudia A., Site PM

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This course not only let us know the basics of how a trial should run and how to do the monitoring, but also the leadership and communication skills that are significant for any CTM role!

Sadaf M., Clinical Research Associate

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The material covered in this course is relevant, industry standard, and empowers students with exactly what is needed to become a successful CTM.

Jeslyn A., Clinical Research Associate

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As a rookie CTM, it was extremely beneficial to receive oversight of a CTM’s role and responsibilities during all phases of a study. We learned many practical pro tips that I wouldn’t have known about without the CTM Training Course. The course helped to set me up with knowledge and good organizational habits from the start. Having had the opportunity to ask case-specific questions during the live training and Q&A sessions elevated my confidence in conducting my day-to-day tasks!! Thank you for a wonderful course!

Wilna B., New Clinical Trial Manager

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This is the new way to have courses; much more valuable than a university. There’s no place else to learn it. And Tiffany is one of the only people who could have taught it. 

— Dan Sfera, The Clinical Trials Guru

This Training Teaches the 4 Skills Every CTM Needs (and much more!)

Manage Your Team

Gain a thorough understanding of roles and expectations for yourself and others on your teams. Discover communication techniques and resources that help teams effectively work together. Learn ways to efficiently collaborate with other departments so your studies are delivered on time and within budget.

Know the Process Inside and Out

From Study Award to Start-Up to Maintenance to Close-Out, equip yourself with the knowledge and tools that lead to greater organization, high-quality work, and better results. We will dive into the details of how a CTM is involved in each study phase. From feasibility and project resourcing to site initiation and eTMF set up to interim analysis and protocol amendments to database locks and clinical study reports, the course will cover it all!

Practical Application

We learn best by experience, so we will take what we learn in the course and apply it to real-life CTM situations. You will have opportunities to think critically about how you would choose to problem-solve with specific examples. Your trainer will guide you with other things to consider, and will ultimately share how to arrive at various solutions to many of the challenges you may face as a CTM.

The Key To Future Success

After we walk through all of the critical parts of the CTM role, the training concludes with a focus on your future! You will have a golden opportunity to put the proven resume writing and salary negotiating tips (how to get at least $5K more than your original offer!) you learn to immediate use! Contact information will be provided to those who qualify for possible resume submission for a CTM role with a top CRO or Clinical Research recruitment firm. 

The future is bright in the Clinical Research industry – especially when you have experience and the best resources at your fingertips!

All-Access + Live CTM Training Course

The LIVE training is recommended for new Clinical Trial Managers or those looking to transition into the CTM role for the best opportunity to gain a clear understanding of the role as well as to ask questions and receive detailed responses.

Course Begins August 28, 2024


but will soon close so don’t delay!
Hurry! Registration closes August 26! Course spots are limited. Register today to secure your spot!

Here's what you’ll get

Here's what you get

  • 5 LIVE 2.5-Hour Training Sessions with Our Expert Instructor, Tiffany Ashton, who is quickly becoming the GO-TO Clinical Research resource for questions, training, speaking opportunities, and career advice. That’s a over 12 hours of direct access to the course instructor!

  • Expert Instruction via detailed videos and self-paced learning modules covering CTM responsibilities from Study Award and Start-Up to Maintenance and Close-Out. This is when we dive in deep to how a CTM is involved in each phase.

  • CTM Activity Workbook for practical application of concepts learned. By experiencing real CTM scenarios in a safe space with education and expert guidance, you will gain the bandwidth to successfully manage similar circumstances in your job. Click here for an example from the CTM activity workbook.

  • CTM specific job aides, checklists, and flow charts created and used by seasoned professionals. These resources are only available for course participants and will help you be efficient and productive on the job! Click here for a sample checklist.

  • Best Practices for Resume writing, interviews, salary negotiation, and being a CTM contractor from Clinical Research Professionals with over 15 years of experience. Learn a proven strategy for how to get at least $5K more than your original offer!

  • Opportunity to Submit Your Resume for a CTM Role with one of the top CROs or Clinical Research Firms that is looking for qualified individuals who have completed the CTM Training Course.

  • Professional Guidance and Proven Strategies to successfully manage a clinical trial and a research team. The knowledge and tools gained will lead to greater confidence in your role, increased efficiency and organization, high-quality work, and better results.

  • CE Hours & Certificate of Completion that can be provided to your employer and added to your resume. The All Access + LIVE course satisfies 20 CE hours and is SOCRA accredited. ACRP accreditation coming soon! 

  • FREE membership to the CTM Training Exclusive Group during the course AND for 1 year after! This allows you to have continual access to the course instructor and attend the Office Hours (the Q&A sessions) even after you’ve completed the course! This is an opportunity to interact with other course participants, continue learning, receive additional helpful tips, have access to the instructor during Office Hours, and be connected with other Clinical Professionals whose career paths are similar to yours. This unique combination of networking and education is an opportunity to build relationships, gain knowledge, and propel your career forward!

  • Access to the CTM Training Supplemental Library that includes additional learning videos that go further in depth into specific CTM tasks, such as vendor management, monitoring trip report review and vendor invoice reviews, just to name a few!

  • Lifetime access to course materials that can be easily referenced and utilized throughout your career.

    Life-Changing Career Success AND Achieving A Healthier Work-Life Balance



Feeling stuck, frustrated, in-over-your-head? You are here for a reason, but you don’t have to struggle anymore.

Course Begins August 28, 2024


but will soon close so don’t delay!

Hurry! Registration closes August 26! Course spots are limited. Register today to secure your spot!

If You Have At Least 1-2 Years of Clinical Research Experience,

the All Access + LIVE CTM Training Course Is For You If:

You are a new Clinical Trial Manager who was thrown into the role and could benefit from tips, resources, and training.

You are an experienced Clinical Research Associate or other Clinical Research Professional who wants to become a Clinical Trial Manager.

You are a Sponsor or CRO who wants to provide training for your new(er) Clinical Trial Managers to enable them to be successful in their role.

You currently work as a Clinical Trial Manager (or would like to be in a CTM role) at a Sponsor or CRO company.

This is the training we wish we would’ve had!

You Don’t Have to Wish — This Is The Course That Could Change Your Life!

Course spots are limited so register today and secure your spot!

Course begins August 28, 2024


course for free


Some Sponsors and CROs pay for this course for their employees. We’ve made it easy for you to ask your HR department or Manager to see if they will cover the cost.

Finance options


Multiple payment options are available. Choose to pay in full, select a payment plan over 6 or 12 months, or apply for financing through SoFi.

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If you need training immediately and prefer to learn at your own pace, our Self-Paced CTM Course is for you!

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Schedule a call with the expert course instructor, Tiffany Ashton, to see if the CTM Training Course is right for you.

Meet the expert instructor For The CTM Course

Tiffany Ashton


Tiffany Ashton

Meet the expert instructor For The CTM Course

Tiffany Ashton


Tiffany Ashton began her career as a Clinical Research Coordinator before moving into the Clinical Research Associate role. When she transitioned to Clinical Trial Manager, she went from successful CRA to struggling CTM. Over time, Tiffany learned from (many) mistakes and went from feeling overwhelmed and incompetent to mastering the CTM role.

With over 20 years spent working in Clinical Research (10+ years in Clinical Trial Management), Tiffany has firsthand industry-specific expertise that is second to none.

As the Director of Operations at ClinEssentials, Tiffany utilizes her experience to understand the pressures research professionals face daily. In this role, she works to strategically address challenges, overcome obstacles, provide critical guidance, and sharpen skills to elevate careers to the next level.

Tiffany’s challenges 10+ years ago as a new CTM inspired her to work with the team at ClinEssentials to develop the CTM Training Course. As the expert instructor for the course, Tiffany personally relates to the difficulties faced by course participants, whom she teaches how to conquer issues and carry out job responsibilities efficiently. Tiffany acts as a mentor and instructor for CTM Training Course attendees to ensure they walk away feeling confident and competent to take on any clinical study as a CTM.

While her experience is central to her success, she also prioritized her education. Tiffany earned a BA from San Diego State University, a Master of Advanced Studies in Clinical Research from the University of California, San Diego, an ACRP Certified Clinical Research Associate designation, and a Certificate in Clinical Trials Design and Management. In addition, Tiffany possesses an impressive and eclectic list of therapeutic experiences.

Tiffany strives to make a true and lasting impact, knowing that the key to success is what she can do for others.

All Access + LIVE Course
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