How to Apply for the RAC

The first step to taking an RAC exam is to review the respective RAC Candidate Guide, which contains all the information you could need about the exam in a single pdf document. Confirming that you have read the Candidate Guide and understand the information contained within is part of the RAC exam application process. 


RAC Exam Candidate Guides

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Exam Schedule

In order to take the RAC exam, you must register for an exam window. The exams are offered in three testing windows throughout the year, in the spring, summer and autumn. 

Testing Window

Registration Deadline

Register Online

Register by Mail/Fax

21 March–29 April 2022

24 February 2022

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11 July–19 August 2022

16 June 2022

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31 October–9 December 2022

6 October 2022

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New for 2020: Take the RAC exam from the comfort of your home with live online proctoring! 


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2022 Examination Fees

You may apply for the RAC online or submit the printable application form. Applications and payment must be received by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on the application deadline date; applications received after the deadline will not be processed.

  • RAPS Member $490 (US)
  • List $615 (US)
Accepted payment methods, receipt information and detailed submission instructions can be found on the RAC Fees page.


The RAPS member rate applies only if you are a member when you submit your application. If you apply for RAPS membership prior to submitting an RAC application, please be sure you receive confirmation of your RAPS membership before you submit your RAC application. If you apply for RAPS membership after you submit an RAC application, RAPS will not refund the difference. For information about RAPS membership, please visit Note: prices are subject to change.

Online Testing vs. On-Site Testing

Whether you prefer to take the exam online or in person, the application/registration process is the same.

Once you have successfully registered for an exam, you will schedule your examination online directly with RAPS’ contracted testing vendor, Scantron. You will receive a “Notice to Schedule” email from Scantron approximately 15 days prior to the start of the testing window with instructions about how to schedule your examination. This is when you will decide whether to take the exam online or in person.

Please be sure that your email address can accept emails from This email will contain a website link, unique login ID and password. You will use this site to schedule a testing center location, test date and time.




On-site Testing Locations

When you schedule your exam, you will be asked whether you want to take it in-person at a Scantron testing facility or online using Live Online Proctoring, also called Live Remote Proctoring.  There are hundreds of RAC testing centers available worldwide and either of the two RAC exams may be taken on-site at any location.

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Have questions?

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Nondiscrimination Policy

The RAC program does not discriminate among candidates on the basis of age, gender, race, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.