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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. 

Download the 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

13 July–21 August 2020

8 June 2020



2 November–11 December 2020

8 October 2020

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22 March–30 April 2021

25 February 2021

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12 July–20 August 2021

17 June 2021

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New for 2020: Take the RAC exam from the comfort of your home with live online 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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2020-21 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 $485 (US)
  • List $605 (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 at the time 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.



What to do After Applying

Once you have successfully applied 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.

Please be sure that your email address can accept emails from candidatesupport@scantron.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.


Have questions?

Learn more about the RAC application process.

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.