Rockville, MD (PRWEB) March 05, 2014
The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) today announced that 257 regulatory professionals from around the world passed one or more Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) exams during the autumn 2013 exam period. Passing one of these exams earns the prestigious RAC credential, the only professional credential specifically for those involved with the regulation of healthcare products.
A complete list of autumn 2013 RAC recipients is published online in RAPS’ Regulatory Focus.
“The RAC credential is the gold standard for regulatory professionals,” said RAPS Executive Director Sherry Keramidas, PhD, FASAE, CAE. “Earning the RAC is a great accomplishment. It requires these individuals to have extensive subject matter knowledge and the ability to apply it. Furthermore, it demonstrates the commitment they have made to their regulatory careers.”
There are four versions of the exam: the RAC (US) covering US regulations, the RAC (EU) covering European regulations, the RAC (CAN) covering Canadian regulations and the RAC (Global), which focuses on knowledge of regulatory functions throughout the healthcare product lifecycle, with reference to global standards commonly used in global harmonization or alignment initiatives by regulatory authorities around the world. All four RAC exams are intended for regulatory professionals with at least three to five years of regulatory experience.
Both the RAC exams and the criteria for maintaining the credential are developed, managed and administered by the Regulatory Affairs Certification Board (RACB) with support from the RAC Program Office at RAPS.
Registration for the spring 2014 RAC exam period, 1 April–31 May, is currently open through 8 March. More information is available online at http://www.RAPS.org/RAC.
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. Founded in 1976, RAPS helped establish the regulatory profession and continues to actively support the professional and lead the profession as a neutral, non-lobbying nonprofit organization. RAPS offers education and training, professional standards, publications, research, knowledge sharing, networking, career development opportunities and other valuable resources, including Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC), the only post-academic professional credential to recognize regulatory excellence. RAPS is headquartered in suburban Washington, DC, with offices in Europe and Asia, and chapters and affiliates worldwide. RAPS.org