Exam Schedules and Locations

RAC exams are administrated twice a year, in the spring and autumn.

 Testing Window  Registration Deadline  Register Online  Register by Mail/Fax
1 April–31 May
 1 March 2017
1 October–30 November 
 1 September 2017 

There are hundreds of RAC testing centers available worldwide. Any of the four RAC exams (US, EU, CAN, or Global) may be taken at any location. Visit the Castle site for a full list of testing center locations.

Transferring to Another Testing Cycle

Candidates may transfer to the immediate next testing cycle. One transfer is permitted and the request must be received in writing by the registration deadline date. Refunds and transfers are not permitted after the late registration date.

Application Withdrawal

Candidates must submit written request for withdrawal of their application by the registration date to receive a refund, less the $100 nonrefundable fee.

Candidates who do not submit a written notification of withdrawal by the registration deadline date will not receive a refund but may submit a new application for a future testing window.

Candidates who have a documented, severe personal medical emergency or a death in their immediate family may test during the next examination period. The candidate must contact the RAPS Program office within 4 days after the scheduled RAC Examination date and provide appropriate documentation within 30 days after the RAC Examination date. A $79 fee applies to rescheduling.

Exam Scheduling

Eligible candidates will receive a scheduling notice via email from Castle Worldwide 10 days after the registration deadline (autumn cycle on or around 11 September).

Candidates should review the information in the confirmation email to ensure accuracy of name and key contact information as this information will be used to access examination scheduling websites and for testing site confirmation. Candidates should immediately notify the RAC Program office to correct any information ( +1 301 770 2920, ext. 200, or email certification@raps.org ).