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RAPS Fellows - Outstanding leaders. Committed to Regulatory.

RAPS recognizes distinguished leaders in the regulatory profession through the RAPS Fellows Program. RAPS Fellows are the masters of the profession who thrive on building and sharing regulatory knowledge that shapes the profession's future. Giving back to the community is second nature to Fellows. Serving as a volunteer is a priority. Fellows represent all segments of RAPS membership, including industry, government, academia, research and clinical organizations.

What it takes to become a RAPS Fellow

RAPS Fellows require a unique dedication to the regulatory field illustrated by a history of commitment and success. Candidates for the Fellows Program must show the contributions made to the profession outside of daily work. Examples are:

  • Mentorship
  • Co-authoring publications and feature articles.
  • Speaker at conferences.
  • Going above and beyond your job description to nurture the profession.

These are the things that set you apart from your peers and the attributes we are seeking.

The rigorous selection process guarantees that only regulatory professionals with the highest qualifications and experience are elected. Applications, evaluated by a selection committee of rotating RAPS Fellows, are reviewed yearly.

Learn about our current and past RAPS Fellows

Meet the RAPS Fellows >>

Application Information and Selection Process

RAPS Fellows must have an extensive and robust process at the strategic management levels outlined in the Regulatory Competency Framework. Below is a brief overview of the criteria and responsibilities of a RAPS Fellow.

Criteria to become a RAPS Fellow includes:

  • Active RAPS membership (exception: currently employed at a health agency)
  • Marked contributions to the regulatory profession
  • Regulatory management and leadership experience
  • Knowledge and breadth of critical regulatory issues
  • Stellar regulatory professional employment history
  • The pursuit of continuing education, including professional designations or certifications

RAPS Fellows responsibilities:

  • Provide on-going representation as a leader at RAPS regulatory programs and other scientific meetings
  • Participate in forums covering key issues and trends facing the profession
  • Serve and lead the regulatory profession and RAPS
  • Assist in developing future RAPS leadership
  • Mentor new and/or junior RAPS members and other regulatory professionals by providing guidance and advice

Learn more about the Fellows Program application and selection process >>