RAC (US) Prep Virtual Program (Autumn 2017 Exam)

Registration is open now for the RAC (US) Prep Virtual Program (Autumn 2017 Exam), beginning on 29 June 2017. The new virtual format offers a more flexible schedule, so you can take notes and review topics at your own pace, and includes eight live Q&A sessions with regulatory experts who can provide more clarity and answer your specific questions. A new on-demand webcast will be released on a different study area each week. Dig into and revisit topic areas you need more time on, or use familiar information as a reference to brush up on your regulatory knowledge.

The RAC (US) Prep Virtual Program provides a thorough knowledge of regulatory functions throughout product lifecycle for medical devices, IVDs, pharmaceuticals and biologics. Using the Fundamentals of US Regulatory Affairs book as a foundation, the program provides real-world examples and practical applications provided by regulatory experts. It also includes information about FDA regulations and employs critical thinking and analytical skills to help you better prepare for the RAC (US) exam.

The following topic areas are covered:  

  • General information
  • Drugs
  • Medical devices
  • Biologics
  • Other product classifications
  • Inspection and enforcement

This is a high-engagement program with several learning and study formats including:

  • 15 weeks of structured lessons in a virtual classroom setting through on-demand webcasts
  • Eight live, expert-led Q&A sessions 
  • Expert regulatory facilitators
  • Virtual online community, allowing for virtual study groups
  • RAC (US) practice exam
  • Study checklist
  • US exam content outline

  • At a Glance
  • Objectives & Audience
  • Agenda
  • Faculty
  • Registration Info
  • Cancellation

At a Glance


29 June–16 October 2017



Virtual classroom with online access


Registration Closes

12 July 2017*

*Note: Access to the course content begins 29 June. Registrants after this date will be responsible for all assigned content that students are expected to cover prior to the first live Q&A Session on 13 July.


Refund Deadline

29 June 2017 


RAC Credits:



Will the live Q&As be recorded?



Registration Fees:

RAPS Members: $1,125
List: $1,225
Required Text:Fundamentals of US Regulatory Affairs, 9th Edition (hardcover)
US Regulatory Acronyms & Definitions, 7th Edition (hardcover)

Objectives & Audience

With this program, you will:

  • Obtain a basic understanding of the regulatory affairs profession
  • Use a structured format of study in preparation of the RAC exam
  • Distinguish application and analytical questions from recall questions
  • Use critical thinking skills
  • Participate in live Q&A webinars led by regulatory experts
  • Apply fundamental regulatory concepts to real-life scenarios to solve common problems
  • Learn common tactics that can be used to improve test-taking skills
  • Follow a to-do checklist to meet RAC guidelines

The course is intended for regulatory professionals who:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of regulatory-related experience, or a master’s degree and at least two years of regulatory-related experience, or a doctorate and at least one year of regulatory-related experience
  • Have a strong interest in obtaining the RAC designation
  • Want to build a strong knowledge base in regulatory affairs

Content is intended for those who are interested in learning about concepts associated with the topic(s). Class discussions and print materials provide topical information and aide in the understanding and development of regulatory knowledge. Case studies and scenarios will be used during the course. 



To Be Announced

Registration Info

RAPS members: $1,125       
List: $1,225       
>> Registration Online

>> Registration Form (PDF) – for registration by mail or fax.


Please use the registration form to register by mail, email or fax. If you are not a member or an existing RAPS customer, please create a RAPS online account to complete your purchase.

Proof of Attendance

For those of you wishing to have confirmation that you completed this course, you may choose to receive a certificate of completion or a letter of completion can be provided upon request. No RAC or CE credits will be awarded for this course.

Other Information

RAPS reserves the right to cancel this course at its sole discretion. RAPS will not be responsible for any costs incurred due to cancellation.

Questions? Call RAPS Solutions Center at +1 301 770 2920, ext. 200.

Program Contacts

Joanne Won
Manager, Virtual Learning & Design
+1 301 770 2920, ext. 242

Important Notes

  • RAPS does not state or imply that RAC preparation materials provided by RAPS are the best or only means for preparing adequately for the RAC exam.
  • No advantage is given to candidates who participate in preparation studies provided by RAPS over candidates who choose to prepare using any other material or method.
  • The use and purchase of preparation courses and materials is optional.
  • RAPS and the RAC program does not state or imply that these education or training programs are the only or preferred route to certification.
  • Passing the RAC (US) exam is a requirement to receive the RAC (US) designation. Attending and participating in this course does not guarantee a passing grade on the RAC (US) exam.



RAPS is not able to accept cancellations by phone. All requests for cancellation must be received in writing or by calling customer service. Supporting documentation is required and must be received by the deadline specified. All refunds are subject to a 20% assessment unless otherwise specified.

Please send your cancellation information, with documentation, specifying the name of the person registered, customer (or member) number and event title via email, to raps@raps.org.

Substitutions may be accepted with written approval from RAPS before 23 June 2017.

NOTE: RAPS reserves the right to request additional documentation in making determinations regarding cancellations and refunds for the course. Refunds will be made solely at the discretion of RAPS.