Certification Vs. Certificate
The RAC is a professional certification: A formal recognition by an established and credible professional organization that an individual has demonstrated proficiency within, and comprehension of, an identified body of knowledge.
To earn a RAC, you must demonstrate competency by passing an exam, administrated by an accredited third-party testing provider. Neither the RAC Program nor RAPS requires you to take specific training courses as a condition of awarding the RAC credential; it is based solely on your exam performance.
What the RAC is not – A RAC is not a certificate, a document awarded for the attainment or completion of a series of courses or verification of attendance or participation in a learning event. Certificates do not have ongoing maintenance or renewal requirements and a certificate is not a precursor to certification.
The RAC Program is guided by the Regulatory Affairs Certification Board (RACB) and independent exam committees.