In addition to indicating thorough knowledge of regulatory, the RAC designation represents a commitment to ongoing education and professional development. After passing the RAC exam, RAC status is maintained by acquiring 36 hours of recertification credits every three years. Recertification credits are awarded for participation in educational and professional activities, including: Attending educational programs, including the annual RAPS Convergence and local RAPS chapter events. Speaking, instructing or participating in regulatory education programs. Authoring articles or making literary contributions to Regulatory Focus and other professional journals. Serving as an officer, director or committee member of a professional association relevant to the regulatory profession. Educational and professional activities do not need to be sponsored by RAPS in order to qualify for RAC recertification credits.