RAC (Regulatory Affairs Certification) from RAPS vs. a University

S

Shields

#1
Hello and thank you in advance for your sage-like advice:D

I am looking at taking Regulatory Affairs Certificate Courses (to supplement my knowledge and receive the certificate of completion, not for the RAC test (which will be in the future)).

I'm wondering if anyone has any opinions on taking the courses through RAPS rather than through a university? I'm wondering if there is a difference in terms of content and in how favorably one is viewed by a prospective employer vs. the other. I have a Bachelor's in Biology and am employed at a medical device testing laboratory and would like to get into the Regulatory Affairs field.

I've been searching through old threads and haven't seen any comparisons of the two.

Thank you again!

S
 
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Croydonian

#2
Re: RAC from RAPS vs. a University

Hello and thank you in advance for your sage-like advice:D

I am looking at taking Regulatory Affairs Certificate Courses (to supplement my knowledge and receive the certificate of completion, not for the RAC test (which will be in the future)).

I'm wondering if anyone has any opinions on taking the courses through RAPS rather than through a university? I'm wondering if there is a difference in terms of content and in how favorably one is viewed by a prospective employer vs. the other. I have a Bachelor's in Biology and am employed at a medical device testing laboratory and would like to get into the Regulatory Affairs field.

I've been searching through old threads and haven't seen any comparisons of the two.

Thank you again!

S
The RAC is widely recognised in the relevant industries.

There is a number of options for university based coursed in regulatory affairs for pharmaceuticals and a few for medical devices. One of the organisations with the longest experience of this type of course is TOPRA in the UK - their Masters course in pharma RA is run in conjunction with the University of Wales and that for devices by the University of Cranford.
 
R

Rapper

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Re: RAC from RAPS vs. a University

Taking a course at a university you might be able to add an acronym such as MS - regulatory affairs etc. Wonder whether you can add any such acronym with the certificate course at RAPS ....What to endorse in resume with RAC certificate from RAPS?
 
C

Croydonian

#4
Re: RAC from RAPS vs. a University

Rapper,

It seems quite comment for those holding the RAC qualification to use the initials as a postnominal. This is particularly so in the US.
 
R

Rapper

#5
Re: RAC from RAPS vs. a University

Thanks Croydonian for the reply. But my question is ..With what credentials does one distinguish between one have undergone the certificate coure and one having certification of the RA exam (they are two different things). I believe only those who have certification (not certificate course) can use the RAC acronym. I might be wrong but probably this is the way RAPS website defines it.
 
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