Apply for the Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) Examination


Applying to sit for the RAC exam requires a proven investment in regulatory affairs. You must have at least one of the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree and at least three years of regulatory-related experience*
  • A master’s degree and at least two years of regulatory-related experience*
  • A doctorate degree and at least one year of regulatory-related experience*

*Regulatory-related experience may include quality assurance, quality control, clinical research, or health product project management.

How can I apply for my RAC?

Get all the information you need to apply for the RAC examination in the RAC Candidate Guide . It is updated regularly to keep you informed of any changes in the examinations.

Application Fee

  • RAPS members: $425
  • Nonmembers: $525


By paying the RAC exam registration fee, I agree to the following:

  • I have read, understood and agree to comply with all policies outlined in the RAC Candidate Guide.
  • The information in my RAPS account is complete and accurate.
  • I meet all eligibility requirements for the RAC exam, and I authorize RAPS to make any inquiries deemed necessary to verify my credentials. I understand that false information may be cause for denial of this application or loss of the RAC credential.
  • I allow RAPS to use information from my application and from the examination for the purpose of aggregate statistical analysis, provided that any personal information or identifiers are removed.
  • I understand and agree to the policies related to withdrawing from the examination, presented in the Candidate Guide.
  • I acknowledge that I have read and understand the tenets outlined in the RAPS Code of Ethics.


The application period for the Spring 2015 exam cycle will open on 1 December 2014 and end on 1 March 2015. Please review the Candidate Guide for more information about applying.