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Eligibility

Life Membership encompasses three categories: Life Full Members, Life Teachers and Life Registered Teachers.

To be eligible for Life Membership you must have 42 consecutive years of full membership.

Life Members

  • receive a Life Member Certificate 
  • are listed on the Life Member section of the RAD website 
  • continue to enjoy the benefits of full membership with no subscription payable (Terms & Conditions apply).*

Life Teachers (non-active Teachers)

  • receive a Life Member Certificate
  • are listed on the Life Member section of the RAD website 
  • continue to enjoy the benefits of full membership with no subscription payable (Terms & Conditions apply).*

LIFE REGISTERED TEACHERS (ACTIVE Teachers)

  • receive a Life Member Certificate
  • are listed on the Life Member section of the RAD website 
  • continue to enjoy the benefits of teaching membership with no subscription payable* (Terms & Conditions apply).**

CPD

All teachers registered with the RAD including Life Registered Teachers who are actively teaching and/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 the RAD Syllabus or entering candidates for RAD examinations, can change Life Membership category to become a Life Teacher and will not be required to complete any CPD. Please contact the Membership team as soon as possible at: membership@rad.org.uk or 0207 326 8060 and we will gladly amend your records to reflect this.

Further Information

If you believe you should have already been awarded Life Membership, the responsibility lies with you to contact the Membership Team for them to 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, Focus on Members (if applicable) and Focus on Exams. Life Members will need to pay £17 / €26 for a continued subscription.

**From 2015, all new eligible Life Registered Teachers will be required to pay a £65 / €80 registration fee in order to maintain their RAD Registered teacher status. The new registration fee will include delivery of Dance Gazette, Focus on Members (if applicable) and Focus on Exams.