RAC Certification or Certificate Training Program?
The Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) is a professional certification. The primary purpose of a professional certification program is to provide an independent assessment of the knowledge, skills and/or competencies required for competent performance of a professional role. This assessment is typically accomplished by the successful completion of an examination.
A certificate training program’s primary purpose is to provide education and training so that participants can attain defined learning objectives. Although assessment is a part of a certificate training program, the assessment is conducted to evaluate the attainment of the learning objectives.
Re-Taking the Examination
Candidates who do not pass the RAC examination are eligible to re-take the examination. To apply for re-examination, candidates must submit a new application. There is no limit on the number of times a candidate can take an examination.
This re-take policy is based upon a number of factors. The time interval between testing windows typically gives candidates between 6-12 months between tests. This gives applicants a reasonable amount of time for additional preparation. Candidates do not receive specific feedback regarding questions they answered right or wrong on a previous exam and do not retain access to any previous exam they may have taken. Questions on the examinations are updated annually to reflect current regulations, guidelines and practice and to refresh content. New examination content is added for the October/November testing cycle and covers regulations in effect as of 31 December of the previous year.