Royal Academy of Dance

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

RAD Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provides opportunity to take time out to develop creative, teaching and business skills.  The scheme has been designed to allow flexibility and choice.  How teachers fulfil their CPD requirements is entirely up to them.  

From 2018, the CPD year is aligned with the membership year, 1 September to 31 August.

CPD Declarations
At the end of each CPD year, RAD Registered Teachers are required to declare their CPD as part of the membership renewal process. You will not be required to submit any evidence unless you are selected at random to take part in our annual CPD Audit.

CPD Exemptions
If you do not think you'll be able to meet your requirements for the 2017/18 CPD year, you can state your eligibility for an exempton when you renew your membership.

CPD Courses
Check out Teachers Courses scheduled in New Zealand.

CPD Information
Information about CPD can be found on the RAD UK website.  If you have any queries regarding the RAD CPD Scheme, please email  If the NZ office is unable to answer your query, we will ensure a member of the RAD UK CPD team will do so.