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RAPS Fellows - Outstanding leaders. Committed to Regulatory.RAPS Fellows are seasoned, proven leaders in regulatory. They are the masters of the profession who thrive on building and sharing regulatory knowledge that shapes the future of the profession. Giving back to the community is second nature to Fellows. Serving as a volunteer is a priority. Fellows represent all segments of RAPS membership, including industry, government, academia, research and clinical organizations.

What it takes to become a RAPS Fellow

RAPS Fellows require a unique dedication to the regulatory field that is illustrated by a history of commitment and success. It’s what you do outside of your “9 to 5” that will make you a strong Fellow candidate. You mentor, write articles, volunteer your time, speak at conferences, you go above and beyond your job description to nurture the profession—these are the things that set you apart from your peers and the attributes we are seeking.

The rigorous selection process guarantees that only regulatory professionals with the highest qualifications and experience are elected. Applications, evaluated by a selection committee of rotating RAPS fellows, are reviewed yearly.

Application Information and Selection Process

RAPS Fellows must have a strong and extensive experience at the strategic management levels as outlined in the Regulatory Competency Framework. Unless you are presently employed at a health agency, you must have an active RAPS membership when you apply.

Meet RAPS Fellows

Criteria to become a RAPS Fellow includes:

  • Marked contributions to the regulatory profession
  • Regulatory management and leadership experience
  • Knowledge and breadth of critical regulatory issues
  • Stellar regulatory professional employment history
  • Pursuit of continuing education, including professional designations or certifications

RAPS Fellows responsibilities:

  • Provide on-going representation as a leader at RAPS regulatory programs and other scientific meetings
  • Participate in forums covering key issues and trends facing the profession
  • Serve and lead the regulatory profession and RAPS
  • Assist in developing future RAPS leadership
  • Mentor new and/or junior RAPS members and other regulatory professionals by providing guidance and advice