The QRCA Advance program is elevating professionalism in the qualitative research industry by recognizing those members who demonstrate commitment to the profession by participating in educational programs.
QRCA members earn Advance status by participating in QRCA and non-QRCA educational activities. Members must earn 12 credits in a calendar year to be eligible for status for the following year.
Members who earn Advance status will have their status noted in their Find a Researcher profile and have the ability to use the Advance badge to promote their status as a professional with a commitment to ongoing learning.
QRCA Events and Activities
QRCA Conference (US or Global)
Present at a QRCA event or author an article for QRCA VIEWS
QRCA Chapter meeting – full day
QRCA Chapter meeting – half day (in-person or virtual – more than 2 hours)
QRCA Virtual meetings (SIG, Qcast, Chapter meetings – 2 hours or less)
Conference Roundtable leader
Non-QRCA Events and Activities
Non-QRCA activities also count toward Advance status. To qualify, these events must have content that is relevant specifically to the practice of qualitative research.