RAD Fees 2017


  South Africa Rest of Africa
& Mauritius
Fee per candidate / participant Rand (Incl VAT) Rand
Primary in Dance 455 546 399
Grade 1 492 583 432
Grade 2 520 611 456
Grade 3 576 667 505
Grade 4 610 701 535
Grade 5 631 722 554
Grade 6 681 771 597
Grade 7 687 778 603
Grade 8 725 816 636
Intermediate Foundation 970 1,061 851
Intermediate 1,009 1,100 885
Advanced Foundation 1,763 1,854 1,589
Advanced Foundation (Member) 1,085 1,176 952
Advanced 1 1,812 1,902 1,589
Advanced 1 (Member) 1,133 1,224 994
Advanced 2 1,849 1,940 1,622
Advanced 2 (Member) 1,170 1,260 1,026
Solo Seal Award N/A 2,390 N/A
Solo Seal Award (Member) N/A 1,830 N/A
Class Award
Pre-Primary in Dance 362 453 318
Primary in Dance 411 502 361
Grade 1 430 521 377
Grade 2 452 542 396
Grade 3 465 556 408
Grade 4 493 584 432
Grade 5 508 599 446
Presentation Classes
Grade 6 536 627 470
Grade 7 541 632 475
Grade 8 564 655 495
Solo Performance Award
Grade 1 397 456 348
Grade 2 416 474 365
Grade 3 430 487 377
Grade 4 459 514 403
Grade 5 472 526 414
Demonstration Class
Level 1 or Level 2 197 288 173
Minimum fee
Minimum fee payable if examining
time less than three hours
11,108 N/A 9,744
Incomplete or amended entries
and dishonoured payments
Late entries - week 1 10%
Late entries - week 2 20%
Certificates 55
Medals / Bars 55
Result Enquiries and Appeals
Result Enquiry 510
Appeal 1,156



Only one single payment from teacher or school will be accepted for both Graded and Vocational Graded examinations. We are unable to accept individual payments from candidates.


A fee is payable for each candidate entered for an Examination, Class Award, Solo Performance Award, Presentation Class or Demonstration Class.

There are two fee structures, one for examinations in AECs (Approved Examination Centre, normally the teacher's own studio) and one for examinations in RAVs (RAD Approved Venue, premises provided by the RAD, primarily but not exclusively for Vocational Graded examination levels). The RAV fees are higher, as these cover the RAD's costs in providing studio hire, pianist/CD operator and the Examination Attendant.

The content and requirements of Examinations and Classes are set out in the relevant Specifications which are available from the Academy's websites, including www.rad.org.za

Candidates will receive a certificate, result form/assessment report, medal and/or bar according to the type and level of award, and the outcome, as detailed in Section 1 of Examinations Information, Rules & Regulations.

  • The Member fee for Advanced levels is applicable only if the candidate is a member at the time of receipt of the application; the candidate cannot apply for membership at the same time as entering.

  • Venue Surcharge – the RAD has an official studio at national headquarters in Bramley only, and teachers who enter candidates in an AEC session in Johannesburg are required to pay a venue surcharge of R25 for each candidate. This surcharge is over and above the examination fee.

  • Where candidates are entered for examinations in Approved Examination Centres (AECs - teachers' own studios) and there is less than the published minimum amount of examining (usually three hours), the Applicant is required to pay the minimum fee level as quoted in the Fees Table.

  • All fees are quoted in South African Rand currency and include 14% VAT, except for neighbouring countries where VAT is not applicable.

  • Only one single payment from teacher or school will be accepted. We are unable to accept individual payments from candidates.

  • The RAD only publishes examination fees for countries where there is an established provision of examination services and where the scheduled examination session exceeds a minimum of seven days. Applicants requesting an examination service in a country where the Academy has no presence, or where the area is considered to be sufficiently remote to render a tour uneconomic, or where the number of examination days has fallen below the minimum of seven days, must contact the RAD national office in Johannesburg as further conditions will apply.

  • Applications made after the published closing date will incur a surcharge (see table). Late entries cannot be accepted more than 14 days after the closing date in any circumstances.

  • Entry forms returned to the Applicant requiring amendment or completion and any changes made to entries received after the closing date will incur a fixed surcharge as shown in the table.

  • Applicants whose payments are returned by the bank will incur a fixed surcharge of R200 each time a fee is rejected. Applicants whose credit card payments are refused by the credit card company will incur a handling fee equivalent to that charged by the credit card company.

  • Fees for replacement certificates, result forms, assessment reports, medals and bars are shown in the fees table.

  • For information about withdrawals and refunds, please see Section 5 of Examination Information, Rules and Regulations.