About the RAC

What’s in it for you (and your employer)?

Obtaining and maintaining your RAC demonstrates the core knowledge and applied critical thinking skills of the most accomplished professionals in the regulatory field. The rigorous exam puts your regulatory knowledge to the test.

If you have more than three years of regulatory affairs experience, it may be time to invest in yourself and earn this coveted credential. With it, you can do more for your employer… and earn more along the way.

Benefits for You:

  • Illustrates your regulatory proficiency
  • Highlights your professional and personal accomplishments in regulatory affairs
  • Encourages continuous career development through credential maintenance
  • Promotes career longevity and advancement through continued skill development
  • Secures greater earning potential (RAC holders earn an average of 11% more than those without the credential)

Benefits for Your Employer:

  • Validates your employee’s professional competence in the regulatory field
  • Promotes ongoing professional development through credential maintenance
  • Encourages development of a more productive and highly trained workforce 

Current RAC Holders

Regulatory Professionals with RAC Certification [PDF]

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.