The CNPR Pharmaceutical Sales Training Program and the NAPSRx Are Happy To Announce That They Have Been Awarded a $1.2 Million Primary Education Grant for 2015

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Pharmaceutical Rep candidates add the CNPR Certification to their resume to attract pharmaceutical employers and qualify for pharmaceutical sales interviews.


The CNPR Training Program is purely the work of genius and the career website is marvelous.

The NAPSRx is happy to announce that is has been awarded a $1.2 million primary education grant award under two separate national education programs. The money will be used to help advance its widely recognized and industry recommend CNPR Pharmaceutical Sales Training program. The program is available presently online directly through the NAPSRx website and also at over 300 major colleges and universities.

More than 8,000 students enrolled in the CNPR Program in 2014 and that is expected to increase to over 10,000 in 2015. CNPR Pharmaceutical Sales graduates will become educated in clinical pharmacology, medical terminology, plus rules and regulations for selling pharmaceuticals to effectively sell to healthcare professionals The CNPR Program was developed as the United States first vocational training program for those with no previous pharmaceutical sales experience but looking to enter the industry as a sales rep. Pharmaceutical company employers like to interview CNPR applicants because they have acquired industry sales training, pharmaceutical product knowledge, managed care guidelines plus selling regulations education.

”Education is the corner stone of the pharmaceutical industry, and investing in educating by motivated pharmaceutical sales applicants is of paramount importance All candidates need to develop pharmaceutical and medical knowledge competencies to succeed in their pharmaceutical sales careers, and the CNPR program provides critical education to help entry level interviewers with much need skills and ability to meet job pre-requisites,” says Brad Sullivan, NAPSRx. CNPR Education spokesman. Once the candidate passes the NAPSRx pharmaceutical sales examination, they will be awarded the CNPR® Certification. Just passing the examination alone will increase their knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and their marketability.

Are you being passed over for pharmaceutical sales openings? Candidates add the CNPR Certification to their resume to attract pharmaceutical employers and qualify for pharmaceutical sales interviews. "As a nation, we have to make college more accessible and affordable and ensure that all students graduate with an education of real value. Our students deserve to know, before they enroll, that the schools they've chosen will deliver this value. With the guidance of thousands of wise voices, we can develop a useful ratings system that will help more Americans realize the dream of a career that unleashes their potential and opens doors to a better life," said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in recent interview.

When pharmaceutical companies look at applicants who have no experience as a pharmaceutical sales rep they look for a combination of sales ability/experience and medical/pharmacology education. It is important to include both types of skills on your resume. The CNPR® program was designed to provide aspiring pharmaceutical sales vocational skills that pharmaceutical employers seek. The program provides training in clinical pharmacology, pharmaceutical selling rules, regulations, drug distribution channels, therapeutic drug classes, pharmacokinetics, etc. A pharmaceutical sales rep cannot successfully sell to physicians without having strong pharmacology/medical knowledge.

"The CNPR Training Program is purely the work of genius and the career website is marvelous. I have recommended the NAPSRX association and manual to 4 people already including family members," says G. Manion of Nashville, TN. The National Association of Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives® (NAPSRx®) is the United States largest trade association for sales reps, sales managers and sales trainers who work in the pharmaceutical industry. NAPSRx® represents sales representatives who work in the pharmaceutical industry and provides Continuing Medical Education to its members as well as candidates who look to enter a pharmaceutical sales career.

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