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The RAC Application Process

General Application Instructions

Include your name on the application as it appears on your government-issued photo identification (ID). If your name on your application does not match the government id, you will not be allowed to sit for the exam at the testing venue.

Provide a valid e-mail address that will be maintained throughout your RAC application period. If you choose to provide a work e-mail address, please keep in mind that any change in your employ­ment during your application may mean you no longer have access to that e-mail account. email address. All communications about your RAC examination, including information about scheduling your examination and examination results, are electronic. Please contact the RAC program office at certification@raps.org if there is any change in your email address after you have submitted your application.

Complete the RAC examination application fully. As part of the application process, you must attest 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.

Incomplete applications will delay processing and may cause your application to be rejected if not completed by the application deadline.

RAC Candidate Guides

The RAC Candidate Guides contain all the information you could need about the exam process in a single pdf document. Download the 2019-2020 RAC Exam Candidate Guides:

RAC Devices Seal  RAC Drugs Seal

Application Audit

RAPS may audit a percentage of applications for completeness and accuracy. If your application is selected for audit, you will receive email notification of the audit, what types of documentation must be submitted and the deadline for submission of requested documentation. If you do not comply with the terms of the audit by the stated deadline, you will not be allowed to take the test and your examination fee will be refunded minus a $100 processing fee.

Incomplete Applications

If your application is incomplete, you will be notified by the RAC program office, and the application deficiencies must be corrected by the application deadline. Failure to submit required information prior to the deadline will lead to rejection of your application and you will be issued a refund of the examination fee, minus a $100 processing fee.

Application Rejection

Applications for RAC examinations will be rejected for failure to meet eligibility requirements or falsification of application information. Rejected applicants will be refunded the examination fee, minus a $100 processing fee.

Application Withdrawal/Cancellation and Refunds

An application may only be withdrawn or cancelled before the application deadline. Requests to withdraw or cancel an application will not be accepted after this deadline. To withdraw or cancel an RAC application, you must submit a written request to the RAC program office at certification@raps.org. There is a $100 processing fee for withdrawn or cancelled applications.

Transferring to Another Testing Cycle

A request to transfer to the next testing cycle may be made without charge before the application deadline. Requests to transfer to the next testing cycle after the application deadline but before the end of the testing window will incur a transfer fee of $250. Transfers will be allowed up to 10 days after the end of the testing window. After this period transfers will not be allowed and applicants will be required to pay a new application fee at full price. For individuals who require a transfer due to an unavoidable emergency please see the ‘Emergency Situations’ section. 

Appeals Process

Candidates have the right to appeal any adverse decision made by the RAC program office. An appeal must be submitted in writing not more than 30 days following the date of notification of the adverse decision. Appeals should be sent to the RAC program office at certification@raps.org or via US mail to RAPS headquarters. All appeals will be addressed by the RACB. Decisions about appeals made by the RACB will be final.