Foundations and Intermediate exams (the 200 and 300 Level exams) are comprised of two parts: Choreography Approval and Final Exam. Each portion is handled online to accommodate long-distance learners.
- Choreography Approval. Approval (“sign-off”) on each required choreography is required for students to take the final exam for that course content. Choreography approval is included as part of the Foundations 1 or Foundations 2 Testing Preparation course. Students must be prepared to submit videos of themselves performing each required certification choreography one week prior to the start date of the applicable Testing Preparation course.
- Final Exam. A final exam includes two parts: the practical (technique) exam and the online written exam. See the toggles below for more information.
Scheduling. Formal Exams are scheduled at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters; check the Institute Schedule for dates. Students wanting to test for Foundations 1 or 2 must have approval from the instructor that they have successful completed the course and are ready for testing. With that approval, the student is eligible to enroll for testing in one of the exam periods held within one year of the completion of the course. Example: A student who successfully completes the Foundations 1 Testing Preparation course in Fall 2021 is eligible to enroll for testing in the exam periods for Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Fall 2021.
Exam Classroom. With approval for testing and after paying the testing fee, you will be admitted to an online testing classroom for your Final Exam. The classroom will be used simply as a means to administer, monitor, and evaluate the final exam.
- On the first day of the exam period, you will be assigned the technique portion (testing drill list) of the final exam to submit within 10 days. Your results will be given within 2-4 weeks. Learn more about the technique exam for your testing course below.
- Within the first three days of the exam period, you will be assigned the online written exam to complete within 7 days. Online exam results are provided approximately two weeks after the start date of the exam period. Learn more about online written exams below.