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Frequently asked questions

Recommended uniform is listed in the Specifications, and an overview can be found on our uniform page.

Visit to buy uniform from our online shop.

Although the RAD advises against the use of split sole shoes, they may be worn for exams or during training.

This applies to soft ballet shoes, soft pointe shoes and pointe shoes, according to the Specification requirements.

Hair should be neatly groomed and styled off the face and neck in order that the line of the head and neck is not obscured.

Any official documentation may be used such as passport, driving licence, Student Union card, travel pass or ID card.

Candidates who do not possess photographic ID must submit an RAD photographic ID form instead, signed by the teacher who is responsible for the entry.

The target date for release of results is four weeks from the end of an examination tour (allowing for public holidays in the relevant results processing country). Certificates and Medals will be issued no later than two weeks after this.

Target dates for results can be found in Focus on Members for UK examinations and similar publications around the world.

For more information please contact your local RAD office.


For all countries except Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Canada: If the exam was taken before 2003, we cannot replace the certificate. An extract from the Register of Examinations can be provided instead. If the examination was taken after 2003 then a replacement result form and certificate can be requested.

Both these services incur a £15 (€20) charge. For multiple replacements, contact the Examinations Results Officer for the total charge. However, if the replacement is being requested due to an error by the RAD then there will be no charge.

Medals and Bars may be replaced for examinations taken after the point at which they were introduced. The fee is £8 (€10).

To request a replacement, send the original to Monica Camara at RAD headquarters with a covering letter.

For exams taken in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Canada, please contact your National RAD Office.

Yes. If a candidate is unable to attend or complete an exam due to circumstances beyond their control, such as illness or family bereavement, compensation may be sought.

For more information on refunds and transfer of fees, please see Examinations Information, Rules and RegulationsSections 5.16 – 5.19.

Demonstration Class fees are non-refundable.

We have a policy document on enquiries and complaints that provides guidance in these areas.

The RAD is an awarding organisation recognised to offer qualifications on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) in England and Northern Ireland by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), and in Wales by the Welsh Government. It is recognised to award qualifications on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) in Scotland by SQA Accreditation, a branch of the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

For more information, please see Section 2 of Examinations Information, Rules and Regulations


In some states / provinces in Canada and Australia, RAD exams count as credit towards school certificates.

Please contact your local office for more information.

RAD exams are recognised in Malta by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre.

The European Qualifications Framework (EQF) maps RAD qualifications against frameworks in a number of European countries.