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Why Certify with the NRCM?
NRCM's The Loop, Fall 2012 issue, Gordon Ely, Director of Microbial Assays and Specialized Studies, WuXi AppTec, Inc.


"I committed to the NRCM program to challenge myself and expand my understanding of the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. The knowledge I gained while preparing for the exam is exactly what I needed to excel at my job and advance my career in this field."

Phil Tuckett, SM(NRCM)PhilTuckett2
Study Director II
Nelson Laboratories
Taylorsville, UT



"I value NRCM certification because it helps to promote excellence and professionalism in our workplace. Certification recognizes the exceptional work we perform every day, and distinguishes us among our clients and coworkers."

Steve LaCroix
Steve LaCroix, MS, SM(NRCM)
Quality Assurance and Safety Officer
State of Washington Public Health Laboratories
Shoreline, WA


"In the medical device industry, certification is clearly seen as a tool to establish credibility with peers and customers. It proves you have a high-level of knowledge and serves as a great tool for distinguishing yourself from others. Certification demonstrates a long-term committment to learning and that you are a highly-motivated and productive employee."

Mary Ann Drosnock


Mary Ann Drosnock, MS, CIC, CFER, RM(NRCM)

Infection Control Manager

Medical Systems Group

Center Valley, PA

"I sought NRCM certification for career advancement and credibility as a microbiologist in the pharmaceutical industry. I was promoted three months after receiving certification, so it has already had a positive impact. Plus, in today's market, continuing education is a must to stay current and competitve in any field."

Karla Aberle, RM(NRCM)
QC Microbiology Analyst III
Enzon Pharmaceuticals 
Indianapolis, IN

"By working to receive this certification, I spent time increasing and cementing my knowledge of the microbiologist's role in food safety. By achieving the certification, my company can demonstrate that we have the knowledge to test and relsease microbiologically safe products to our customers. It is professionally satisfying to be part of the community of scientists that have this certification."

Deb Czarnecki, RM(NRCM)
Lead Microbiologist, Food Safety and Quality
FMC BioPolymer
Newark, DE

 “NRCM certification is a big achievement in your personal career growth and one that stands out to your peers.” 

Matt KrengelMatthew B. Krengel, RM(NRCM)
General Microbiology/Bioburden Supervisor
WuXi AppTec
Marietta, GA

"I sought NRCM certification to expand my microbiology knowledge in the pharmaceutical industry. The information I learned studying for the exam has helped me grow as a professional and I believe is necessary in our field."

Mary Rose Pezzutti, RM(NRCM)
Microbiology Laboratory Supervisor RosePezzutti
Jacksonville, FL


“As a biosafety professional I had the desire to demonstrate my proficiency by passing the NRCM certification exam for my own personal satisfaction, as well as, career advancement. The time commitment for preparation to take the exam was significant but it enhanced my biosafety education. In doing so, I feel I have a greater competency in the workplace.”

MarthaSchneermanMartha C. Schneerman, Ph.D., SM(NRCM)
Biosafety Professional
University of Illinois, Urbana, IL


"I sought NRCM certification to gain more credibility in my field. I wanted my customers to be able to trust that I had the knowledge to help them make the best decisions."

AndrewDewartAndrew W. D’Ewart, RM(NRCM)
Study Director
Nelson Laboratories
Taylorsville, UT


Certification Helps Biocompatibility Labs Provide Service, Value and Productivity
ContractPharma's Expert Opinions, Jeffrey R. Nelson, CEO, Nelson Laboratories, July 13, 2012

Quality Control: Certified NRCM Workforce
Reprint from PMF Newsletter, Volume 15, Number 4, April 2009