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Heraldry Proficiency Program - Registration and Fees

You must register for the examination and pay the approved fees before you are enrolled in the Heraldry Proficiency Courses. The three courses are to be taken sequentially. There are no examination waivers for prior study or equivalencies provided for individuals who have completed other heraldic courses. All new applicants should register first for the Level 1 Proficiency Course and Examination.

Fees and Instructions

The fees for the various Heraldry Proficiency Courses are as follows. Please note that there is a significant differential in the registration fee for Society members and non-members.

Fees Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Member $80.00 $80.00 $100.00
Non-Member $80.00 $120.00 $200.00

The fees include the cost of the examination and the certificate of completion, but do not include the cost of textbooks, any fee charged by the examination invigilator or the cost of other materials the student may require. These are the responsibility of the student. The Society provides some study materials at no cost to the student and some RHSC publications are available for purchase from the Society at a discount for those signed up for the course. See the References sections found in both Level 1 and Level 2.

Examination Registration & Payment Procedure

[A] On-line Registration

  1. Step 1: Complete the online Registration Form below and click on the button labeled "Step 1: Submit your Registration". This will bring up the Registration Security Page.
  2. Step 2: On the Registration Security pagte, enter the four-digit random security number in the boxes as indicated on the page. Again, click on button labeled "Step 2: Submit Security Code".
  3. Step 3: On the first page of the Payment Form, indicate the appropriate fee as an "Add to Cart" item in the Paypal column.
  4. Step 4: On the "Your Shopping Cart" page (this is generated by Paypal), check that the amount you have entered is correct. If not, click on "Update Cart" to correct it. If correct, click on the button labeled "Proceed to Check-out"
  5. Step 5: On the "Pay with Credit Card" page, fill in the required credit card information. If you already have a Paypal account, you may log in instead. Click on "Review order and continue".
  6. Step 6: On the "Review your Payment" page, click on "Pay now".
All six steps are necessary to register and pay on-line.

[B] Mail Registration

  1. Step 1: Fill in the registration form on-line and print it out by clicking on the button at the bottom of the page labeled "Alternatively: Print This Registration Page".
  2. Step 2: Mail it to the Society's PO Box Address available below. Payment must be in Canadian funds regardless of location of the paying bank.
Postal Address: Royal Heraldry Society of Canada
Heraldry Proficiency Examination
P.O. Box 8128
Terminal T
Ottawa, ON K1G 3H9

When the National Office receives both the completed registration form and fees, confirmation of registration will be forwarded to both the student and the Chief Examiner. You will receive an examination number directly from the Chief examiner. Arrangements for an examination date, location and invigilator (if required) should be made directly with the Chief Examiner at least 30 days prior to the date of the proposed examination. See under Examinations for details of the examination process.

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 Step 1: Registration on-line Form

In order to register for an examination, please complete the registration form below and either submit it on-line with payment by credit-card via PayPal, or mail it to the RHSC address along with your cheque as outlined above.

I hereby apply for the Heraldry Proficiency Examination with the RHSC as indicated....
(All fields requested, fields marked with "*" mandatory)
*Full Name:
*Country:  PC/ZIP: 
Telephone (H):
Telephone (B):
*I am registering for the following Heraldry Proficiency Course
If you are registering for the Level 2 course you must have successfully completed the Level 1 course. If you are registering for the Level 3 course you must have successfully completed the Level 1 and Level 2 courses and obtained the prior approval of the Chief Examiner.
Have you completed any other heraldry courses or examinations  Yes   No

If so, please specify: 
How did you hear about us?   surfing the web?   word of mouth?   articles?   other?
By submitting this form I certify that the above statements are true.