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Special Exams (UK only)

Special examinations can be arranged for dates outside the sessions listed on our dates page. They are subject to a surcharge which reflects the additional costs (see table below). The minimum requirement for special exams is 3 hours.

Please note, the RAD cannot guarantee to fulfil requests for Specials, which depend on examiner availability.

Special Exams in AECs

To request a special exam session to take place at your AEC, please complete this special exam request form , and email to . 

Special Exams at Headquarters

To request special exams at London HQ, please email .

Entry forms must normally be submitted, along with the request, six weeks in advance of the requested date. Surcharges are applied as follows:

Special examination UK


Surcharge for 1 day of exams (4-6 hours’ examining time)


Each additional day of exams (up to 6 hours’ examining time)


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.