There are three scheduled exam windows in 2020.

Testing Window Registration Deadline Register Online Register by Mail/Fax
21 March–1 May 2020 27 February 2020 Apply Today Download
13 July–21 August 2020 18 June 2020 Apply Today Download
2 November–11 December2020 8 October 2020 Apply Today Download

There are hundreds of RAC testing centers available worldwide. Either of the two RAC exams (Devices and Drugs) may be taken at any location.* 



Transferring to Another Testing Cycle*

A request to transfer to the next testing cycle may be made without charge before the application deadline. Requests to transfer to the next testing cycle after the application deadline but before the end of the testing window will incur a transfer fee of $250. Transfers will be allowed up to 10 days after the end of the testing window. After this period transfers will not be allowed and applicants will be required to pay a new application fee at full price. For individuals who require a transfer due to an unavoidable emergency please see the ‘Emergency Situations’ section.

Application Withdrawal/Cancellation and Refunds

An application may only be withdrawn or cancelled before the application deadline. Requests to withdraw or cancel an application will not be accepted after this deadline. To withdraw or cancel an RAC application, you must submit a written request to the RAC program office at There is a $100 processing fee for withdrawn or cancelled applications.

Scheduling Your Examination

You will schedule your examination online directly with RAPS’ contracted testing vendor, Scantron. You will receive a “Notice to Schedule” email from Scantron approximately 15 days prior to the start of the testing cycle with instructions about how to schedule your examination. Please be sure that your email address can accept emails from This email will contain a website link, unique login ID and password. You will use this site to schedule a testing center location, test date and time.

*Important Notice

After 25 September 2019, the regional exams will no longer be 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. Click here for more information.