Prerequisites for Qualifying Examinations and Membership Level Explanation

Teacher Candidate:

  • Shall be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Shall have completed 2 years of apprentice or independent ballet teaching.
  • Present a biographical letter indicating past dance experience, schooling, performing, professional experience, and teaching background.
  • Shall hold CCA Teachers’ Grade I Certificate before applying for Teacher Membership.

Teacher Member:

  • Shall hold CCA Teachers’ Grade I Certificate, and be a member in good standing.
  • Shall have completed 2 years of responsible teaching of the Grades.
  • Shall have passed CCA Teachers’ Grade II, III, or IV Examination.

Graded examinations encompass syllabus, anatomy, music, and history for each level.

Associate Member:

  • Shall be a minimum of 20 years of age
  • Shall hold Teacher CCA Grade Certificates I-IV
  • Shall have at least three years of responsible ballet teaching experience in the Cecchetti Method.
  • Shall have passed Teacher Elementary (V) Examination.
  • ACCA members may use the term “Qualified” in advertising

Licentiate Member:

  • Shall be a minimum of  22 years of age
  • Shall hold Teacher CCA Grade Certificates I-IV, and Teacher Elementary (V).
  • Shall have at least six years of responsible ballet teaching experience in the Cecchetti Method
  • Shall have passed Teacher Intermediate (VI) Examination
  • May sponsor Teacher Candidates
  • LCCA members may use the term “Certified” in advertising

Fellow Member:

  • Shall be a minimum of  28 years of age
  • Shall hold Teacher CCA Grade Certificates I-IV, Teacher Elementary, and Teacher Intermediate
  • Shall have at least eight years of responsible ballet teaching experience in the Cecchetti Method
  • Shall have passed Teacher Advanced (VII) Examination
  • FCCA members may use the term “Fellow” in advertising

Diploma Fellow Member:

  • Shall be a minimum of 28 years of age
  • Shall hold Teacher CCA Grade Certificates I-IV, Teacher Elementary, Teacher Intermediate, and Teacher Advanced
  • Shall have passed the Teacher Final Diploma Examination
  • DFCCA members may use the term “Diploma Fellow” in advertising

Prerequisites for Qualifying Examinations and Membership Level Explanation (.pdf)