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In addition to indicating thorough knowledge of regulatory, the RAC designation represents a commitment to ongoing education and professional development. After passing the RAC exam, RAC status is maintained by acquiring 36 hours of recertification credits every three years. Recertification credits are awarded for participation in educational and professional activities, including:
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Credentialed professionals holding more than one RAC credential are only required to submit a single recertification application containing 36 credits. The certification cycle for multiple credential holders is based on the date of the initial certification earned.
RAC Holders looking to recertify their RAC can now do so via online application using their RAPS login. Follow the online instructions to complete the application.
RAC ONLINE RECERTIFICATION INSTRUCTIONS
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Professionals who hold an RAC credential must recertify every three years for each RAC credential they hold. Recertification applications are due on your certification expiration date.
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RAC Emeritus Application
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.
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The correct payment must accompany your application. You may submit your application online or by email to email@example.com. RAPS accepts all major credit cards.
A temporary waiver of recertification credits will be extended if:
A request for waiver must be submitted in writing 60 days prior to the certification expiration date. Individuals granted a temporary waiver will be listed as an RAC for up to 12 months. If the individual fails to recertify during the 12 month period, they will no longer be listed as an RAC and must re-take the certification examination to reinstate RAC status.
RAC-credentialed professionals who are more than 60 years of age, have been actively involved in the regulatory profession and retired from practice, but wish to remain affiliated with the RAC program, may apply for emeritus status. Requests for this designation must be submitted in writing to the RACB through the RAC Program Office, with a one-time $150 fee for RAPS members or a $250 for nonmembers.
Requests for emeritus status must be received prior to the certification expiration date. If approved by the RACB, individuals may use the “RAC Emeritus” title. Those holding emeritus status found to be using the RAC credential outside of its intended purpose, i.e., as part of employment advertising, will be contacted and may lose emeritus status.
The RAC designation is revoked 15 days after the certificant’s recertification due date. The individual will not be listed as a RAC and will not be able to use the RAC designation until he or she meets conditions for reinstating the RAC status.
The RAC credential can be reinstated if recertification credits and fees are submitted within one year of the certification expiration date.
Recertification credits must be obtained during the three-year certification period. The recertification fee plus the late fee must be submitted with the completed RAC Recertification Application and Professional Development Tracker. RAC-credentialed professionals who recertify after, but within one year of, the certification expiration date, will maintain the original certification expiration date. The certification expiration date will not be adjusted based on the date of the late submission. After the one-year delinquency period, individuals will be required to retake the RAC examination in order to reinstate RAC status.
Failure to recertify within one year of the certification expiration date will inactivate all RAC credentials held by a credentialed professional. However, retaking the examination for one of the previously held RAC credentials will reinstate all previously held RAC credentials
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The paper form is linked below, but we encourage you to use the online process above.
Please see the step-by-step instructions on the RAC Recertification there is also a video walkthrough to help you with the process.
To access the RAC online recertification you will need to login to the RAPS website. Click your name at the top right to go to My Profile > Purchases > Certifications.
Select Forgot Password to reset your login (see instructions). If you have trouble logging in, it is best to contact the RAPS customer service team on 301 220 7970 extension 200 to establish your login and ensure it is linked to your RAC record. Do not create a new account, this will not link to your RAC record and you will not be able to recertify online.
To log and track your RAC credits you need to log into the RAPS website. The RAC program cannot verify your credits, and therefore your recertification application, without this. As an alternative you can submit the paper/pdf forms for the foreseeable future but we prefer you try the online system first.
The RAC program will continue to provide paper/pdf forms for the foreseeable future.
Yes. At this stage the system does not have the capability to automatically record credits earned through RAPS. For example, if you attend Convergence, you will still need to enter those credits yourself.
Yes. While the online credit tracking allows for credits to be entered, it does not currently allow for evidence of earned credits to be provided in the system. As such you should keep evidence, such as a certificate, record of attendance or similar documentation. This documentation should be kept for at least 12 months after recertification.
RAC recertification applications may be submitted up to one year after your certification expiration date. A late fee will apply. Late recertification applications must use the paper forms. Paper recertification applications may be found here. If more than one calendar year has elapsed since your RAC expiration date, you will need to re-take the exam to regain your RAC credential.