The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) is the largest global organization of and for those involved with the regulation of healthcare and related products, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biologics and nutritional products.

RAPS offers universities and students discounts on RAPS publications and access to regulatory news, information and networking. Find out more below.

The Fundamentals of Regulatory Affairs series books are used by more than a dozen universities as a required text, some of the largest healthcare organizations as a staple in each employee’s office and by Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) exam takers as a key study tool.

The series includes editions focusing on the US, EU, Canada and Japan, as well as an International edition.

The content also can be accessed in sector-focused editions -- Fundamentals of Medical Device Regulations and Fundamentals of Pharmaceutical & Biologics Regulations – which compile chapters on those sectors from the four key titles in the Fundamentals series (excludes Japan).

Learn more about the Fundamentals Series.

Desk Copies

Desk copies are available for RAPS Fundamentals Series that are assigned as a primary (as opposed to recommended) text in a scheduled course for the current or following term. A complimentary copy will be provided to universities with the understanding that 10 or more copies of the book will be purchased for their students.

If you are considering a book for potential course adoption, please see below for instructions on requesting an examination copy.

Examination Copies

Examination copies are sent to teaching faculty who would like to review a book before deciding whether to use it in a course. RAPS will provide an examination copy of any book in the RAPS Fundamentals Series you wish to consider for course use at a 50% discount (off the nonmember rate), shipping charges apply. You will then have 60 days to:

  • Option 1. Request a refund if an order of at least 10 new copies of the book has been confirmed.
  • Option 2. Keep the book, at the discounted rate, for your own use.

To request an examination copy, please email Jill Yager and provide your name, shipping address, email, phone number, course title, expected enrollment, semester or quarter in which the course will be offered and course level (undergraduate or graduate).

Start driving regulatory excellence before you’ve graduated with a Student Membership to RAPS. You’ll have access to unparalleled resources and benefits to build your resume, develop leadership skills and network with established professionals. Student members receive:

  • Exclusive discounts on meetings and conferences
  • 20% discount on select RAPS publications

RAPS student members also receive:

  • Exclusive Access and Pricing to RAPS Online University
    Get exclusive pricing on RAPS online course offerings and certificate programs that can help you build critical foundational knowledge and get started in your career.
  • Career Possibilities
    Find vital opportunities through our Career Connections job board.
  • Valuable Networking Opportunities
    Plug into RAPS Regulatory Exchange, an expansive online community with more than 12,000 regulatory professionals from around the world.
  • Industry-Leading News and Information
    Stay on top of breaking news and in-depth reporting with our all-digital publication, Regulatory Focus, as well as our RAPS Weekly Update newsletter. Take advantage of our member resource center with free webcasts and recorded content sessions from RAPS annual Regulatory Convergence.
  • Access to RAPS Meetings and Conferences
    Further your career and develop your skills through discounted rates to attend our worldwide conferences, workshops and meetings.

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*E-book also available.

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Student Membership Eligibility
Student membership is available to any individual enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited higher education institution. A school verification form confirming your full-time student status may be requested during your membership term. RAPS reserves the right to decline membership in the event that documentation of full time student status is not provided upon request.

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