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RAPS Advances to Fit Your Needs

Posted 01 November 2011 | By Jay Haroon 

By now, you may have heard that RAPS is undertaking a dramatic makeover of its flagship magazine, Regulatory Focus. The changes reflect our response to a evolving media environment as well as feedback from you, our members, and is an example of RAPS providing a service based on your needs.

Since 1976, RAPS has supported the regulatory profession by providing education and training, certification, professional standards, research, knowledge-sharing, publications, networking and career development opportunities, and other valuable resources. RAPS is committed to helping its members continually develop the knowledge and skills they need to excel.

From the introduction of the Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC), the only certification specifically for regulatory professionals in the healthcare product sector, to RAPS Online University, the gold standard in self-paced continuing education, RAPS has continued to grow and evolve in step with the continuous changes in the global regulatory environment.

Introduced in 1991, the RAC now carries four distinct credentials with nearly 6,000 individuals certified across the globe. RAPS Online University has grown from four courses in 2005 to 32 and will add an additional eight courses over the next year.

This year, RAPS launched its first Enterprise partnership, a program that bundles products and services to provide maximum value for healthcare product organizations and their regulatory teams.

As we enter our 36th year, we will continue to keep the needs of our members and the profession at the forefront of our initiatives. Your increased role throughout the healthcare product lifecycle and in critical business functions will be key drivers in the types of products and services RAPS offers now and in the future.

So, as you prepare for the year ahead, consider yourself and your regulatory team. How can RAPS help you and your team continue to develop your regulatory knowledge and skills?

How can we help you take what you've learned and apply it within your organization? How can we help you identify and recruit top regulatory talent? In short, how can RAPS help fulfill your or your organization's needs?

To help you get answers to these questions, we have developed a short online needs assessment. It takes less than a minute to fill out and someone from our team will personally follow up with you.

To fill out the needs assessment, visit www.raps.org/smartorgs.


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