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Important Notice: For Spring and Autumn 2019, the RAC Program will offer candidates the opportunity to take the regional exams (US, Canada, EU and Global) and sector-specific exams (Drugs and Devices). After 25 September 2019, the regional exams will no be longer available for registration. The last regional exams testing window will be 21 October to 30 November 2019. In 2020 the Drugs and the Devices exam will be the only RAC offerings for candidates. Candidates taking a regional exam in autumn 2019 will not have an opportunity to retake the same exam in a future window in the event that they fail. They will however be able to take either of the sector exams to achieve RAC status.
For more information, please see the FAQ regarding the 2019-2020 RAC exams on https://www.raps.org/rac-credential/rac-prep-resources
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How to become an RAC Holder?
The Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) is the only credential for regulatory professionals in the healthcare product sector. The certification demonstrates to employers, clients and colleagues essential knowledge, critical thinking abilities and a commitment to continuing professional development.
Having the RAC is your advantage in getting recognized for an advanced job in regulatory. With an RAC, you can do more for your employer and earn more along the way.
RAC or Certificate Training
RAC Candidate Guides
Which Exam Fits Me?
You want to take the RAC, but you’re not sure which exam
to take. There are six different RAC exams. All six exams test for regulatory knowledge, critical thinking and analysis throughout the lifecycle of a product.
The US, EU and Canada exams test regional regulations and involvement with regulatory bodies. The global exam focuses on international standards and guidelines. The sector-based exams, RAC Drugs and RAC Devices, combine all the regional and global regulations and focus on the primary product area.
Types of RAC Exams
How to prepare for the RAC?
If you are looking to advance your career, you need the right tools to succeed. Whether you are looking to build a solid foundation in regulatory or preparing to take the RAC exam to demonstrate regulatory mastery and competency, RAPS has tools to help you.
Taking the RAC
The RAC is offered twice a year, once in the spring and again in autumn. The testing window
allows you the felixibilty to take the exam within a reasonable time period. There are hundreds of RAC testing centers available worldwide. Any of the RAC exams may be taken at any location. Find an upcoming exam at a location near you.
How to maintain your RAC?
After passing the RAC, you must maintain your credential through continued education and professional development activities every three years. Learn about the many ways to stay on top of recertification.
RAC Recertification Guide
Considering the RAC?
Are you considering the RAC, but do not know where to start? Let RAPS help you through the process.
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