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
|Entry Surcharge (minimum 6 hours’ examining time)
|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.