Where do Exams Take Place?
RAD exams are held at Approved Examination Centres (AECs)and RAD Approved Venues (RAVs).
Approved Examination Centre (AEC)
An AEC is normally a teacher’s own studio.
- At an AEC, an examiner can examine any level of exam, apart from the Solo Seal (contact the RAD Canada office for more information on the Solo Seal).
- There are minimum requirements for studios used to hold exams – see Exam studios in our Specifications
- In order for an RAD examiner to visit an AEC, an applicant must have at least 3 hours examining time.
- If there are less than 3 hours of examining, the following options are available:
- enter candidates at an RAV
- join with another local teacher (separate entry forms will be required, as well as a covering note detailing the centre you are joining with, and the day’s schedule).
- pay a surcharge to allow the exams to go ahead.
Royal Academy of Dance Approved Venue (RAV)
An RAV is a venue provided by the RAD.
- Candidates can travel to an RAV and take any level of exam, apart from the Solo Seal (contact the RAD Canada office for more information on the Solo Seal).
- RAVs will conform to the minimum requirements stipulated by the RAD.
- The number and availability of RAVs will vary according to area.
AEC Special Exam Session
AEC Specials can only be arranged outside of session dates listed for exams. To request a Special, please contact your exam planner.
|AEC Special Exam Session||Fee|
|Entry Surcharge (minimum 6 hours’ examining time)||$325|
|Cost of Examiner Travel||Subject to Examiner availability|
As with all exams, provisional results will be issued no later than four weeks, and certificates no later than six weeks, after the end of the session.