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219 Earned Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) Credential in Spring 2016

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) announced that 219 regulatory professionals attained Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) during the spring 2016 exam cycle.

Earned by passing one of four exams, the RAC is the only professional credential for regulatory professionals in the healthcare product sector. It must be maintained through continuous learning and professional development, and recertified every three years. Currently, there are more than 4,000 RAC-credentialed professionals around the world.

A complete list of the 219 professionals who achieved the RAC in spring 2016 is online at http://www.raps.org/Regulatory-Focus/RAPS-Latest/2016/06/30/25249/219-Earned-Regulatory-Affairs-Certification-RAC-Credential-in-Spring-2016.

The four different RAC certifications available are: the RAC (US) covering US regulations, the RAC (EU) covering European regulations, the RAC (CAN) covering Canadian regulations and the RAC (Global), which covers general regulatory responsibilities and international standards. RAC exams and the criteria for maintaining the credential are developed, managed and administered by the Regulatory Affairs Certification Board (RACB) with support from RAPS.

The next RAC exam period will be this autumn during October and November. Registration is now open for each of the four exams, and the deadline to apply is 1 September. Exams are administered at dozens of locations across globe. For more information, visit www.RAPS.org/rac.

About RAPS
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 Shanghai and Singapore, and chapters and affiliates worldwide. RAPS.org

CONTACT: Zachary Brousseau Senior Manager, Communications RAPS +1 301 770 2920, ext. 245 zbrousseau@raps.orgSource:Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society