RAC Exam Changes – Effective from 11 October 2022
See RAC Candidate Guide Appendix
RAC Exam Updates – Effective from 11th July 2022
MDR & MDD
- MDR are EU based regulations.
- MDR are new regulations that come into effect before December 31, 2021; They supersede old restrictions (MDD).
- MDR questions will be on the updated RAC-Devices exam (updated from July 2022).
IVDR & IVDD
- IVDD are EU based regulations.
- The IVDR will replace the old regulations (IVDD), but not until May 2022.
- IVDD was in force till 31 December 2021; IVDD items will remain on the exams until Spring 2023.
Frequently Asked Questions
To what extent will the MDR be covered by the EU part of the RAC-Devices test?
Approximately 17% of the RAC-devices examination is directly or indirectly related to MDR.
Because the application of some key aspects of the MDR is still being established, will test questions that cover the MDR be largely recalled?
About 17% of the exam consists of half of applications. The other half is recall and analysis.
Although part of the EU, Switzerland has avoided moving to the MDR. What effect does this have on exam items?
There are no items specific to Switzerland in the RAC-Drugs or RAC-Devices exams (2022 exam forms).
To what extent will the IVDR be covered by the EU part of the RAC-device test?
IVDR covers 0-2% of content in 2022 exam forms
What percentage of the exam will cover the UK or Britain specifically?
0-1%; The UK is no longer part of the EU as it has left the EU following Brexit.
Does the MDD or MDR apply to the UK?
Candidates do not need to know this for the purposes of 2022 exams as it is not clear at the time of writing the exam.
What percentage of the exam is composite questions v. recall v. Will the application be?
The approximate breakdown of both exams in 2022 forms is as follows:
- Recall: 35%
- Application: 50%
- Analysis: 15%
- Recall: 35%
- Application: 45%
- Analysis: 25%