Certificate Program in Pharmacovigilance (CPPV)


Worth of Pharmacovigilance market worldwide was U.S. $186 million in 2008 and is estimated to reach U.S. $ 2253 by 2015. At present, India is the fourth largest producer of pharmaceuticals in the world and therefore is a surfeit of drug brands with more than 6,000 licensed drug manufacturers and over 60,000 branded formulations. 

With the globalization of the pharmaceutical industry, the need to maintain universal standards as well as the demand for qualified and trained professionals to provide valuable inputs on Indian, European Union and American Regulatory, Research and Safety requirements in Pharmacovigilance has propelled the need for a knowledge packed training in this field.


  • To impart clear and deep understanding on various essential elements of Pharmacovigilance
  • To provide theoretical knowledge on various essential PV topics:, Terminologies, Guidelines, Reporting Requirements, Signal Detection etc.
  • To train you on different aspects activities performed during a pharmacovigilance: SAE Reporting and form, PSUR, ISCRs, MedDRA etc.
  • Roles and Responsibilities of PV personnel along with its application required to execute at various levels.

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  • Pharmacovigilance Terminology
  • Introduction to Pharmacovigilance
  • Global Perspective of Pharmacovigilance and Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) Reporting
  • Guidelines and Standards Governing Pharmacovigilance
  • Global AE Reporting System and Reporting Forms
  • Individual Case Safety Reports (ICSRs)
  • Public Safety Update Reports (PSURs)
  • Signal Detection
  • Medical Dictionary For Drug Regulatory Activities (MedDRA)
  • Expedited Reporting And Requirements
  • Pharmacovigilance Inspections


  • Pharmacy Students (Pursuing or completed): B.Pharm, M.Pharm
  • Life-Sciences Students (Pursuing or completed): B.Sc, M.Sc
  • Medicine Students (Pursuing or completed): BDS, MDS, MBBS. M.D., M.S, MCh
  • Alternative Medicine (Pursuing or completed): Ayurveda, Unani, Yoga, Siddhi, Homeopathy, Traditional Medicine etc.
  • Nursing (Pursuing or completed): B.Sc., M.Sc.
  • Industry Personnel
  • Clinical Research Personnel: CRC, CRA, CTA, Clinical Trial Investigators
  • Computer Sciences/ IT candidates
  • PhD

Online Enrollment Procedure

Step 1

Click button Enroll Online and then Click Checkout button

Step 2

Complete and submit the Registration Form, followed by Checkout button

Step 3

Choose convenient Mode of Payment and Make the Payment

Step 4

Get Instant Access* to Login Details along with Study Material & Assignment.

*Instant access is applicable only to participant who have selected online mode of learning. For offline (distance) mode of learning, the study material and assignment will be dispatched to their corresponding address on the last date of registration of that batch.

Offline Enrollment Procedure

Step 1

Download the Offline Enrollment Form present on respective pages of courses

Step 2

Send the completed enrollment form along with the fee (details mentioned on enrollment form) on our official address

Step 3

Dispatch of course material along with assignment on your corresponding address.

Course FAQs

What is Pharmacovigilance?

Pharmacovigilance is the pharmacological sciences relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects, particularly long term and short term side effects of the therapeutic drugs, devices and biologics. Setting up of stringent laws by regulatory bodies (e.g. US-FDA, DCGI, EMEA etc.) has led to the adoption of a systematic Pharmacovigilance framework worldwide. This in turn had led to the creation of large number of jobs pertaining to this field.

What is the career growth in Clinical Research industry after completing CPPV Training?

The career growth in PV industry is as follows:

Pharmacovigilance Associate (PVA) >> Drug Safety Associate>> Sr. Drug Safety Associate >> Aggregate Report Scientist >> Subject Matter Expert 

Why should I pursue this course?

CPPV will offer you following inherent advantages to excel your career growth by:

  • providing an in-depth knowledge in Pharmacovigilance and its essential elements
  • increasing the visibility of your CV among potential recruiters
  • Increase the acceptance in companies’ for jobs against non CRPV candidates.
  • An opportunity to explore career as Pharmacovigilance as PVA

Where I can apply after completing CPPV course?

After successfully completing CPPV course one can join industry as Pharmacovigilance Associate (PVA) with Sponsor Companies (Pharmaceuticals, Biotech, Research), IT companies, CROs, Hospitals, PV Centers, SMOs, KPOs etc.

For more details on courses, fees, enrollment, Result, Assignments, Certificates, Placements visit our General FAQs section.

Course Code : SC-101-03
Level : Beginner
Mode of Learning : Online/ Distance
Registration Status : Open
Examination : Assignment Based
Fee : Rs. 9500
Current Batch : May'16 (Till 31st)
Duration : 24 weeks

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