Certified Pharmacovigilance Associate (PV Associate)

This programme offer short course and training designed for professionals who want to get an up-to-date, quick and solid knowledge, from experts. It offers an opportunity to start and develop your career in Drug Safety. In accordance with the current guidelines, you will have to report adverse events (AEs). This programme will help you in analysing the side effects of drugs and monitor the safety of drugs available in the market. The responsibilities of Pharmacovigilance Associate include conducting the risk-benefit analysis; tracking all drug related reports; reviewing and assessing all drug related documents; entering database reports and performing label assessment. This programme is devised with an all-intensive and thorough research to impart complete conceptual knowledge. A Pharmacovigilance Associate (PVA) role may also be called a Pharmacovigilance Officer, Drug Safety Officer (DSO), Drug Safety Associate, or a Patient Safety Specialist. This short course is built so that students are grounded in real job market and today's practices.

Certified Study Resources

Module 1: Introduction to Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology, Adverse Drug Reactions and Safety Reports
Module 2: Methodologies and Benefit assessment of medicines in Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology
Module 3: Management Systems and Drug Dictionaries in Pharmacovigilance (Argus, MedDRA)
Module 4: Processing of Individual Case Safety Reports
Module 5: Seriousness & Expectedness & Causality Assessment Criteria
Module 6: Pharmacovigilance Regulations and Medicines risk communication in US, EU, India
Module 7: Complaint handling and Risk identification and assessment
Module 8: Aggregate Safety Reports and Risk identification and assessment
Module 9: Industry Based Case Study


Graduation/ B.tech / B.Sc. in Microbiology/ Life Sciences/ Botany/ Zoology/ B.Pharm / BE/ MBBS/ BDS/ BHS/ BUMS/ BAMS or any other discipline.

Programme Duration

The duration to complete this programme is 3 months.


The registration dates for this bi-annual certified programme run by the Institute are updated timely on the webpage. Effective E-learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the course lectures, online live classes and study material easily accessible. This gives a huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.

Programme Deliverables

A comprehensive study material for all the modules in hard copies ensuring the needs of the audience. The accompanying training material is appropriately aligned with the current Industry’s expectations.

  • – Interactive or online live sessions on all key areas of the programme giving all flexibility to the participants.
  • – Online classes for all the modules will be conducted on the weekends. Moreover, a doubt clearing session will also be scheduled before the examination.
  • – All the efforts are made by IGMPI faculty members to make the entire programme modules easily understandable.
  • – Assessment and evaluation for all the programme modules in order to enhance the levels of competencies and skills of the participants leading towards the objective of application in the job.
  • – At the end of each programme modules, the trainers shall obtain feedback from the participants using specially designed questionnaires.
  • – All learning and training delivery initiatives shall be conducted in English.

Assessment & Certification

All the participants are obliged to appear for an online proctored exam at the end of the course. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded Certified Pharmacovigilance Associate by IGMPI. For all the above-mentioned modules elaborate course material, self-assessment assignments and project work details would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the web page as well.

Placement Assistance & Corporate Relations

The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing with placement assistance to in its participants. Besides, it has a robust placement cell comprised of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. This cell is continuously engaged in promoting the employability of our participants and encouraging the concerned Human Resources department and Hiring Managers to recruit/hire our participants for their vacant positions. The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing & interview skills.

In recent months the Institute has witnessed more and more participation from professionals working with global pharmaceutical, healthcare and food giants like Visionary RCM Infotech, Episource, Omega Healthcare, GeBBS Healthcare Solutions, AGS Health, , Global Healthcare Billing Partners, Advantmed, Cognizant Technology Solutions, 3Gen Consulting Services, etc. The IGMPI's Corporate Resource Division actively recommends our students and training participants for various job requirements and specialized roles to Human Resource, Talent Acquisition as well as the heads of various departments in Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and Food industries on regular basis.

Future career prospects

Professionals working in Pharmacovigilance and Clinical Research industries will benefit from this programme particularly. This programme will help the PV associates to gain knowledge about ICSR’s their reporting and coding using the standardazied dictionnaries like MedDRA. This certificate course will help professionals, strengthening their skills and experience in this field.

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Programme Fee Details

How to apply

For further enquiries, write to or call us on:
info@igmpi.ac.in / 18001031071 (Toll Free), Phone: +91 11 26512850

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All existing and old students and training participants are requested to write to our Corporate Resources division on info@igmpi.ac.in along with your updated resume mentioning their Enrollment No. for registration with our Placement Cell asap, if not registered yet.

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