There are three main costs associated with taking your exams
DVIDA examination fee: The price varies depending on the type of exam you are taking.
Examiner expenses: You will pay the examiner hourly for their time. Each examiner has their own hourly rate, and you will pay them directly. Additionally, you are responsible for any travel, accommodation and meal costs if the examiner does not live locally. In this case, it is a good idea to amortize these expenses by organizing a day of examinations that includes other professional examinations and/or student medal exams.
ProDVIDA membership fee: The membership fee is $60. ProDVIDA is a Professional Teachers organization and a member of the NDCA.
Types of exams
Full Syllabus Exam ($95) – Associate (Bronze), Master (Silver), or Grand Master (Gold), in the American or International Style. Argentine Tango, Nightclub Two-Step, Hustle and Salsa are $50.
Junior Associate Exam ($75) – Associate (Bronze) American, Associate (Bronze) International, or Core 6 (Bronze I & Bronze II figures in American Style Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha, & EC Swing). We do not offer Jr. Master or Jr. Grand Master.
One Dance Exam ($40) - This method has made certification more accessible and less overwhelming than a complete exam. You will receive a Certificate of Completion for each dance exam you pass. You will have up to two years to complete all of the dances within a particular level. When you complete the final dance, you will be awarded your Professional Certificate for the level you tested in.
Recertification Exams ($75) - A candidate may receive certification from the Dance Vision International Dance Association using certification credentials from any N.D.C.A. Member Organization, or any internationally recognized professional organization by meeting the Recertification Requirements below. (The test is approximately one hour per exam.)
1. A copy of your previous exam papers (showing scores) must accompany this request and be submitted to DVIDA along with the Examination Application and all applicable fees.
2. You must take and pass the dance portion (Part A) of the DVIDA exam in the same style and level of your existing certification. You will not be responsible for answering any questions on the theory of the dances.
You may be awarded an Associate (Bronze), Master (Silver), or Grand Master (Gold) American Style Professional Degree.
Example: For a Smooth Recertification Exam, you will be required to dance all of the figures in the appropriate level(s) of the Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, and Viennese Waltz with a partner, first as the Leader and then as the Follower. In addition, you will be asked to dance a Solo Amalgamation of three (3) to four (4) figures of the Examiner’s choice, to music to one of the four dances.
*You may not skip any exam level. If you were previoulsy certified with another organization in levels Bronze thru Gold, you cannot just take the Gold recertification with DVIDA. You must take all 3 levels. Remember, only the dancing portion is required.