Continuing education. Commitment to Excellence.
Your RAC credential highlights your ongoing commitment to regulatory excellence. However, after you complete the exam, you must maintain your credential through continued education and professional development activities.
Maintaining Your RAC
Maintain your RAC by acquiring 36 hours of recertification credits every three years. Recertification is based upon participation in educational and professional activities, including:
Tracking Your Recertification Activities
RAPS offers a Professional Development Tracker to maintain a record of your recertification activities. You should maintain supporting documentation for each listed activity. Please do not submit this supporting documentation with your recertification application but keep it on file in the event of an audit.
Get details about maintaining your RAC with the Recertification Guide.
Deadlines and Requirements
The RAC recertification cycle begins 15 June for those who take the spring exam and 15 December for those who take the autumn exam. Download and complete the recertification application. See the Recertification Guide for details.
The fee for each three-year recertification renewal is $160 (RAPS member) or $260 (list). Suspension of the RAC credential may occur if the application is not received by the submission deadline. Please do not send supporting documentation with the completed application.