RAC Certification or Certificate Training Program?
You want to take your regulatory career to the next level, but you’re not sure which direction to take. To help you decide, make sure you understand the difference between earning a professional certification and taking a certificate course.
The Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) is a professional certification. The primary purpose of a professional certification program is to provide an independent assessment of the knowledge, skills and/or competencies required for competent performance of a professional role. This assessment is typically accomplished by the successful completion of an examination.
A certificate training program’s primary purpose is to provide education and training so that participants can attain defined learning objectives in a particular area of regulatory affairs. Although assessment is a part of a certificate training program, the assessment is conducted to evaluate the attainment of the learning objectives.
2018 RAC Candidate Guide Update