RAPS Fellows


Remarkable rewards for enduring excellence.

The pursuit of regulatory excellence requires the recognition of regulatory excellence. The RAPS Fellows program exists to honor professionals whose dedication to the industry deserves special recognition.

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Fellows represent all segments of RAPS membership, including industry, government, academia, research and clinical organizations.

RAPS Fellows receive:

  • Certificate of RAPS Fellowship and pin
  • Exclusive networking opportunities with senior-level regulatory professionals
  • A Fellow ribbon and/or lapel pin to be worn at RAPS and other regulatory related functions
  • Invitation to an induction ceremony at each annual Regulatory Convergence
  • Recognition in Regulatory Focus and other RAPS member communications

RAPS Fellows must:

  • Represent the profession as leaders at RAPS regulatory programs and other scientific meetings
  • Participate in forums covering key issues and trends facing the profession
  • Serve and lead the regulatory profession and RAPS
  • Assist in developing future RAPS leadership
  • Mentor new and/or junior RAPS members and other regulatory professionals by providing guidance and advice

What it takes to become a RAPS Fellow

RAPS Fellows require a unique dedication to the regulatory field that is illustrated by a history of dedication and success. The rigorous selection process guarantees that only regulatory professionals with the highest qualifications and experience are elected. Applications, evaluated by an exclusive selection committee of rotating RAPS fellows, are reviewed yearly.

RAPS Fellows must have a minimum of 10 years of regulatory experience, level IV competence and recognition as leaders in the field. Unless you are presently employed at a health agency, you must have an active RAPS membership when you apply.

Criteria to become a RAPS Fellow includes:

  • Knowledge and breadth of critical regulatory issues
  • Stellar professional employment history
  • Management and leadership experience
  • Marked contributions to the regulatory profession
  • Pursuit of continuing education, including professional designations or certifications