These professional certification programs focus on developing skills in regulatory and quality affairs for medical device manufacturing. Eligible citizens will have their tuitions fully covered by Costa Rica’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications (MICITT).
[UNION, NJ – 23 NOV 2020] – Costa Rica’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications (MICITT), in cooperation with the Costa Rica Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE), has selected Oriel STAT A MATRIX to provide training programs aimed at expanding and developing skilled talent to serve their growing medical device industry. According to CINDE, Costa Rica is now the second-largest exporter of medical devices in Latin America and a leading supplier to the US market. Six of the 20 largest medical device companies worldwide now have major operations in the country.
The certification program focuses on seven key areas identified by the Ministry and CINDE. All are designed to help participants further develop skills needed to keep pace with increasingly complex medical device and IVD regulatory and quality assurance requirements in the US, Europe, and elsewhere. The programs are as follows:
- Medical Device Professional Certification
- Medical Device Master Auditor Certification
- Lead Auditor Certification for ISO 13485:2016
- Medical Device Risk & CAPA Management Certification
- Medical Device Product Realization Specialist Certification
- EU Medical Device Specialist Certification
- Medical Device Software Regulatory Risk Specialist Certification
Candidates accepted into the intensive certification programs will have 100% of their training expenses paid through a grant from MICITT. Training will commence in April 2021 and conclude by July 31, 2021. The Ministry is accepting applicants for the program until 5PM Costa Rica time on December 2, 2020; however, applicants are encouraged to apply early as participation is strictly limited. Interested candidates can learn more about the programs and apply here.
The Costa Rica Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications (MICITT) promotes compliance with public policies on science, innovation, and technology, with an emphasis on improving the competitiveness of industries they support.
The Costa Rica Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE) is a private, nonprofit organization responsible for attracting foreign direct investment into Costa Rica. The life sciences sector has long been a key focus area for CINDE.
About Oriel STAT A MATRIX
Founded in 1968, Oriel STAT A MATRIX is a global consultancy and training firm focused on medical device regulatory compliance, quality management, auditing, and training for US, European, and international regulations.