As of June 1, 2019, the MRC program (and its tests) is no longer a mandatory program required of the RDPAC member companies, but a service provided by RDPAC for member companies to voluntarily enroll their MRs for training and professional education.
RDPAC encourages its member companies to participate in the MRC program, by providing complimentary MRC training (on line) and the tests, with the transcripts together with the paper proof of completion of the training courses being accessible on line via the same MRC account both by the MRs and the member companies.
The planned upgrade of the e-text books as well as model tests (which are 70% of the total test questions) will be available as of June, 1 as well, and a 3-month transition period will be given before the new MRC tests are officially adopted (i.e. the September 1).
The MRC test results may be referred by the member companies as a (partial) index of the MRs’ academic or professional capability, based on which each of the member companies may have its own evaluation standard and system of the MR’s overall capability.
Changes to the MRC program will take effect as of the date as above-stated (June 1), with no retroactive effect to the practice prior to such date. All the certificates granted before June 1 2019, as well as all the test results of the MRs will be accessible to the concerned MR and the member companies via the same log-in method as the current practice.