The Royal Conservatory Examinations
The Royal Conservatory examinations provide a national standard for students, parents and teachers to track and measure progress and achievements. Preparing for and successfully completing an examination builds self-confidence and helps students develop a sense of pride.
MyRCM is where you can register for exams, see your marks, and manage your digital downloads and courses
Dates and deadlines for both practical and theory examinations, as well as details regarding theory examination timing.
Register for in-person exams, when available, or remote exams for practical and theory. For the best registration experience, please use Chrome as your browser.
Learn more about how the RCM Certificate Program is now conducting exams remotely in addition to in-person
Get more information about RCM Certificate Program requirements.
Your questions, our answers
Tips and resources on technology and materials available for online learning
Why Take An Exam?
There are important benefits to beginning exams. Students progressively grow their musical abilities from year to year. Level by level, children expand their abilities in performance, technical patterns, and musicianship, all beginning at the Elementary levels.
WHY TAKE AN EXAM?
GUIDE TO EXAMINATIONS
Plan Your Exam
Preparing for a Royal Conservatory examination provides students with an established goal to work towards. Explore the process and discover resources and tips to help you or your child prepare for exam day.
PLAN YOUR EXAM
Academic Policies and Resources
View our academic policies, requirements, and resources and view other information such as National Standings.
EXPLORE POLICIES AND RESOURCES
Forms and Services
Find special needs requests, program forms, graduation forms, and other forms and services here.
FORMS AND SERVICES
College of Examiners
Explore the College of Examiners, including examiner biographies (still under construction), and how to become an examiner.
An integral component of the RCM Certificate Program is to recognize the milestone of completing an exam! Learn more about how we celebrate achievement with certificates, high school credits, and awards, as well as our annual Convocation and Celebration of Excellence ceremonies.
Learning, forgetting, and relearning
Learning music takes a lot of work. Complex mental and motor skills are painstakingly practiced over weeks, months, and years for musicians to be performance-ready; even basic skills like scales need to be reinforced regularly.