NZ Exam Dates

Approved Examination Centre (AEC) Sessions are organised by a studio teacher. RAD Approved Venue (RAV) Sessions are organised by the RAD, with a pianist employed by the RAD.

It is recommended/required that all candidates entered into exams from PPiD to Solo Seal reach the advertised minimum age by 31 December in the year in which they are taking an exam.  Please see the attached table to find out which exams have a recommended minimum age and which exams have a required minimum age

If a student wants to sit an Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1, Advanced 2 or Solo Seal exam wishes to take advantage of the reduced exam entry fee they must ensure that membership application form and payment of the membership fee is processed and sent to the RAD Wellington office at least 21 days prior to the closing date of the examination session they are wanting to enter into.

IMPORTANT INFORMATIONChanges and Additions to Exam Entries

2022 Examination dates

Please see below the examination schedule for 2022.

2022 - Term 2 AEC Area/RAV Venue Approx Dates Closing Dates Examiner
RAV Wellington (1) 10 - 14 May 03 Mar Saori Ishimaru
RAV Auckland (1) 15 - 23 May 03 Mar Sharon Howells
AEC Auck/Nthland Term 2 07 - 16 Jun 31 Mar Paula Hunt

2022 - Term 3 AEC AREA/RAV VENUE APPROX DATES CLOSING DATES EXAMINER
AEC Auck/Nthland Term 3 01 Aug - 04 Sep 26 May Carryne Algie
AEC Waikato 08 - 17 Aug 02 Jun Antonia Robertson
AEC Chch/Canterbury 08 - 14 Aug 09 Jun Carole Speirs
AEC Hawkes Bay 11 - 22 Aug 09 Jun Paula Hunt
AEC Manawatu/Whang/Taranaki 22 Aug - 14 Sep 09 Jun Carole Speirs
AEC Gisborne 28 - 31 Aug 16 Jun Helen Calman
AEC Wellington Term 3 06 - 30 Sep 16 Jun Antonia Robertson
AEC Bay of Plenty 05 - 24 Sep 30 Jun Karen Macleod
AEC Otago 09 - 18 Sep 07 Jul Alison Pond
AEC Marlborough/Nelson 20 - 24 Sep 07 Jul Lynne Harrison
RAV Palmerston North 08 - 11 Aug 02 Jun Helen Calman
RAV Auckland (2) 12 - 28 Aug 02 Jun Karen Macleod
RAV Invercargill 29 Aug - 06 Sep 16 Jun Lynne Harrison
RAV Christchurch 07 - 09 Sep 30 Jun Carryne Algie
RAV Hamilton 18 - 24 Aug 09 Jun Saori Ishimaru
RAV Wellington (2) 25 Aug - 04 Sep 16 Jun Sharon Howells
RAV Napier 05 - 09 Sep 30 Jun Paula Hunt
RAV Tauranga 25 - 28 Sep 30 Jun Karen Macleod
Wellington Solo Seal

2022 - Term 4 AEC AREA/RAV VENUE APPROX DATES CLOSING DATES EXAMINER
AEC Wellington Term 4 17 Oct - 18 Nov 11 Aug Karen Macleod/Carole Speirs
AEC Auck/Nthland Term 4 17 Oct - 18 Nov 11 Aug Helen Calman
AEC Christchurch Term 4 25 Oct - 13 Nov 18 Aug Lynne Harrison
AEC Wairarapa 02 - 05 Dec 29 Sep Sue Nicholls