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. 

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2023 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 Free Transfer Until Transfer Fee

SPRING
20 March–28 April 2023


23 February 2023


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23 February 2023


$250

SUMMER
10 July–18 August 2023


15 June 2023


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15 June 2023


$250

AUTUMN
30 October–8 December 2023


5 October 2023


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5 October 2023


$250

2022 Exam Schedule

Testing Window Registration Deadline Register Online Free Transfer Until Transfer Fee

AUTUMN
31 October – 9 December 2022


6 October 2022


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6 October 2022


$250

Need help convincing your boss? 

We've put together a customizable letter template to help you outline the benefits of earning your RAC and persuade your supervisor to make the investment in your professional development. 
 

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2023 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 $495 (US)
  • List $625 (US)
Accepted payment methods, receipt information and detailed submission instructions can be found on the RAC Fees page.
 

RAC FEES 

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 RAPS.org/join-raps. 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, Meazure Learning. You will receive a “Notice to Schedule” email 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 candidatesupport@meazurelearning.com. 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.

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On-site Testing Locations

When you schedule your exam, you will be asked whether you want to take it in-person at a 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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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.