Transfer Credits for Theory Examinations from other Recognized Examination Systems
Candidates may apply to transfer credits from other recognized examination systems for equivalent Royal Conservatory theory examinations. To view a list of accepted theory examination equivalents, click here.
Transfer Credits for Theory and Practical Examinations based on University/College Transcripts
Candidates who hold a degree in music (e.g., a Bachelor of Music or a Bachelor of Arts degree with a music major) from an accredited university or college may request to have their transcript evaluated for transfer credit of Grade 10 prerequisite and co-requisites theory examinations, ARCT co-requisite theory examinations, and ARCT prerequisite practical examinations.
To apply for any transfer credits, please complete the Transfer Credits and Exemptions Request Form. Complete and return the form to The Royal Conservatory with copies of all relevant documentation, such as official transcripts, resume, certificates, diplomas, official documentation of performance experience, relevant course outlines, and the requisite fee (as applicable).
The Royal Conservatory must receive all requests no later than the registration deadline of the examination session for which you wish to apply. Please allow four to six weeks for processing. Each application will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and candidates may be granted credit for all, some, or none of their requested transfers.
Transfer Credits for the ARCT in Piano Pedagogy
Candidates who have passed the ARCT in Piano Performance examination may choose to be exempted from the Repertoire section of the Advanced Piano Pedagogy Part 1: Practical examination. Candidates who have passed the ARCT Piano Teacher’s Part 1 (practical) examination may choose to be exempted from Advanced Piano Pedagogy Part 1: Practical examination.
Transfer Credits for the Advanced Piano Pedagogy Certificate
Candidates who already hold an ARCT Piano Teacher’s diploma and wish to enrich their qualifications may apply for permission to complete the Advanced Piano Pedagogy certificate. Such candidates may also choose to be exempted from the Advanced Piano Pedagogy Part 1: Practical examination.