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Regardless of whether someone is new to the regulatory profession, pharmaceutical industry, transitioning from a related discipline or simply needs to refresh their knowledge in their field of work, RAPS’ Online University Pharmaceutical Certificate will help meet the learning needs of you as an individual or your entire team. Written for regulatory professionals in their first five years in the regulatory field, this flexible certificate program is comprehensive and  customizable.

Program Details

This certificate is achieved by completing four (4) core and five (5) elective courses.  After successfully completing all nine courses, you will receive a certificate recognizing your achievement.

You will have six months to complete all nine (9) courses of the program. 

Core Courses

The following four courses are required as part of the program requirements:
  • Ethics
  • Global Regulatory Strategy for Pharmaceuticals
  • Pharmaceuticals: Definition & Lifecycle
  • Role of the Regulatory Professional

Elective Courses

You also choose five courses from our entire portfolio of programs that have a P allotted to them. These courses are considered part of our Pharmaceutical certificate. You are welcome to add on additional courses outside the five “P” you select at an additional charge.

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RAPS Members: $2,335 USD
Nonmember: $2,920 USD


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Dual Certificate Upgrade

If you have already successfully completed a Regulatory Affairs Certificate in Pharmaceuticals, you can complete the two remaining core courses of the Dual Certificate, not taken as part of your original Certificate program, and three additional electives to receive recognition of satisfactory achievement of the Dual Certificate.