Rockville, MD, USA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 03, 2011
More than 250 regulatory professionals earned Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) during the most recent exam period for the RAC, the only professional certification for the healthcare product regulatory field. The certification exam and credential maintenance criteria is developed, managed and administered by the Regulatory Affairs Certification Board (RACB) and supported by the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS). Since its inception in 1990, nearly 6,000 have earned the RAC.
Candidates for the RAC credential from around the world sat for one of the four versions of the exam in autumn of 2010, with 255 achieving a passing score. A complete list of the new RACs can be found online at http://www.RAPS.org/Portals/0/Documents/2010%20Autumn%20Class.pdf.
“We are finding that RAC-credentialed professionals are increasingly highly regarded and highly sought after in regulatory circles,” said RAPS Executive Director Sherry Keramidas, PhD, CAE. “RAPS’ own research shows that those with the RAC earn 6% more than their peers without the credential.”
RAC-credentialed professionals are among the current and rising leaders in the regulatory profession. They work in all parts of the world and in many settings, including industry, government and academic organizations. The RAC exam is intended for regulatory professionals with three to five years of regulatory experience.
Four different RAC certifications are available: the RAC (US) covering US regulations, the RAC (EU) covering European regulations, the RAC (CAN) covering Canadian regulations and the RAC (General Scope), which covers general regulatory responsibilities and international standards.
Registration for the spring 2011 RAC exam period, 1 April–31 May, will close 8 March. More information can be found online at http://www.RAPS.org/certification.aspx. RAC candidates may also register now for the autumn exam period, which begins 1 October.
The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) is an international membership organization of regulatory professionals in the rapidly growing medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. Regulatory professionals play vital roles in making better healthcare products possible. They work throughout the healthcare product lifecycle, ensuring these products are safe and effective, while driving organizational strategy and sound decision-making. RAPS supports these individuals and the regulatory profession by providing education and training, Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC), professional standards, research, knowledge-sharing, publications, networking, career development opportunities and other valuable resources; and is committed to helping its members continually develop the knowledge and skills they need to excel. RAPS is headquartered near Washington, DC, with offices in Brussels and Tokyo. http://www.RAPS.org