Life Members


To gain Life Membership you must have 42 consecutive years of full membership. Life Membership encompasses three categories: Life Full Members, Life Teachers and Life Registered Teachers.


All Life Members receive a Life Member Certificate and continue to enjoy all the benefits of full membership with no subscription payable*. If members wish to remain an active teaching member there is a discounted fee for the eligibility to continue entering students into examinations. 


All teachers registered with the RAD including Life Registered Teachers who are actively teaching or entering students into RAD examinations are required to complete the minimum CPD requirement of 20 hours. We do not and will not discriminate, positively or otherwise on the grounds of age. Life Registered Teachers who are no longer teaching or entering candidates for RAD exams, can request to become a Life Teacher and will not be required to complete any CPD. To change your membership please contact the Membership Team at

Further Information

If you believe you should already have been awarded Life Membership, the responsibility lies with you to contact the Membership Team so that they can confirm or deny your eligibility.

Where Life Membership could have been awarded earlier, the RAD will provide a refund of no more than 1 year’s membership subscription based on the current membership fee.

You will be subject to the current rules and regulations, regardless of when you were awarded Life Membership. Both terms and conditions, and rules and regulations may be amended over time.

* Does not include delivery of Dance Gazette and Focus on Exams. Life Members will need to pay $35 for a continued subscription.