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Each exam is based on a survey of the scope of practice and specific roles and responsibilities of regulatory professionals in the workplace with at least three years of regulatory experience. The specific content of each examination includes performance domains, tasks, and associated knowledge and skills and is based on a job analysis, statistical/psychometric analyses guided by subject matter and testing experts. The questions on the RAC exams are updated every year to reflect current regulations, guidelines and practice. Each year's RAC exams are based on regulations ‘on the books’ on December 31 of the prior year.
The examinations consist of 100 multiple-choice questions, answered in a two-hour time limit. All RAC questions and content are written in English.
There are three question formats which may be used in the RAC Exams:
While the examination content outlines may be used for a period of several years, the questions on the examinations are updated every year to reflect current regulations, guidelines and practice. New examination content is added for the Spring testing cycle and covers regulations in effect as of 31 December of the previous year.
Please see the Content Outlines located in the RAC Exam Candidate Guides: