Skip Navigation

High School Credits - Canada

High School Credits - Canada

View a province-by-province list of accepted examinations for secondary school credit

The accreditations by province listed below are subject to change. For the latest information, please confirm with the Education Ministry website for each province.

  • Alberta
    • Effective February 1, 2017 a revised Alberta Transcript of High School Achievement is in place.
    • This revised transcript includes a new section for 'Private Music Evaluations' defined as credits and marks awarded for private music studies completed through an non-Alberta accredited school, including The Royal Conservatory.
    • With this change, The Royal Conservatory marks are reported in the 'Private Music Evaluations' section on the Alberta Transcript of High School Achievement. Both the percentage mark and the credits awarded by an Alberta school principal will appear on the transcript and will be considered for credentialing.
    • Students with previous private music study evaluations and corresponding credits may with to have their mark updated to include a percentage mark, versus a 'P' for 'pass'. In this case, students are required to contact the school principal to have their marks updated. Once updated by the principal, the student's transcript will report a percentage mark accordingly.
    • For more information on the revised Alberta Transcript of High School Achievement,http://www.education.alberta.ca/transcripts/features/
    Instrument(s) RCM Examinations Level Receive Credit for...

    Oboe, Bassoon, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Recorder, Harp

    Level 4 Practical + Level 6 Theory (formerly Intermediate Rudiments)

    Grade 10 courses

    Flute, Saxophone, Trumpet, Clarinet, Piano, Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass, Accordion, Guitar, Voice

    Level 6 Practical + Level 6 Theory (formerly Intermediate Rudiments)

    Grade 10 courses

    Oboe, Bassoon, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Recorder, Harp

    Level 6 Practical + Level 6 Theory (formerly Intermediate Rudiments)

    Grade 11 courses

    Flute, Saxophone, Trumpet, Clarinet, Organ, Piano, Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass, Accordion, Guitar, Voice

    Level 7 Practical + Level 7 Theory (formerly Advanced Rudiments)

    Grade 11 courses

    Oboe, Bassoon, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Recorder, Harp, Flute, Saxophone, Trumpet, Clarinet, Harpsichord, Organ, Piano, Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass, Accordion, Guitar, Voice

    Level 8 Practical + Level 8 Theory (formerly Advanced Rudiments)

    Grade 12 courses

  • British Columbia

    https://www.bced.gov.bc.ca

    Instrument(s) RCM Examinations Level Receive Credit for...

    One of the categories of Voice, Piano, Strings, Guitar, Accordion, Harp, Organ, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Recorder

    Level 6 Practical + Level 6 Theory (formerly Intermediate Rudiments)

    Grade 10 (UMRC10)

    One of the categories of Voice, Piano, Strings, Guitar, Accordion, Harp, Organ, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Recorder but from a different instrument category than for URMC10

    Level 6 Practical + Level 6 Theory (formerly Intermediate Rudiments)

    Grade 10 (second credit)

    One of the categories of Voice, Piano, Strings, Guitar, Accordion, Harp, Organ, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Recorder

    Level 7 Practical + Level 7 Theory (formerly Advanced Rudiments)

    Grade 11 (URMC11)

    One of the categories of Voice, Piano, Strings, Guitar, Accordion, Harp, Organ, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Recorder but from a different instrument category than for URMC11

    Level 7 Practical + Level 7 Theory (formerly Advanced Rudiments)

    Grade 11 (second credit)

    One of the categories of Voice, Piano, Strings, Guitar, Accordion, Harp, Organ, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, Recorder and Harpsichord

    Level 8 Practical + Level 8 Theory (formerly Advanced Rudiments)

    Grade 12 (URMC12)

    One of the categories of Voice, Piano, Strings, Guitar, Accordion, Harp, Organ, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, Recorder and Harpsichord, but from a different instrument category than for URMC12

    Level 8 Practical + Level 8 Theory (formerly Advanced Rudiments)

    Grade 12 (second credit)

    One of the categories of Voice, Piano, Strings, Guitar, Accordion, Harp, Organ, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, Recorder and Harpsichord

    Level 9 Practical + Level 9 Harmony (formerly Basic Harmony)

    Grade 12

    One of the categories of Voice, Piano, Strings, Guitar, Accordion, Harp, Organ, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, Recorder and Harpsichord

    Level 10 Practical + Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint (formerly Intermediate Harmony)

    Grade 12

  • Manitoba

    http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/

    Instrument(s) RCM Examinations Level Receive Credit for...

    Recorder, Oboe, Bassoon, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Harp

    Level 2 Practical + Level 5 Theory (formerly Basic Rudiments)

    Grade 9

    Piano, Accordion, Voice, Guitar, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, and Speech Arts and Drama

    Level 5 Practical + Level 5 Theory (formerly Basic Rudiments)

    Grade 9

    Recorder, Oboe, Bassoon, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Harp

    Level 4 Practical + Level 6 Theory (formerly Intermediate Rudiments)

    Grade 10

    Piano, Accordion, Voice, Guitar, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, and Speech Arts and Drama

    Level 6 Practical + Level 6 Theory (formerly Intermediate Rudiments)

    Grade 10

    Recorder, Oboe, Bassoon, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Harp

    Level 6 Practical + Level 7 Theory (formerly Advanced Rudiments)

    Grade 11

    Piano, Organ, Accordion, Voice, Guitar, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, and Speech Arts and Drama

    Level 7 Practical + Level 7 Theory (formerly Advanced Rudiments)

    Grade 11

    All instruments, and Speech Arts and Drama

    Level 8 Practical + Level 8 Theory (formerly Advanced Rudiments)

    Grade 12

  • New Brunswick

    http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/education.html

    Students with strong music backgrounds may use their knowledge and skills to challenge for Credit in any prescribed New Brunswick music course. The criteria for challenge are outlined below.

    Challenge for Credit is an opportunity to recognize prior learning and to acknowledge this through the granting of credit(s). The Challenge for Credit program is available in any prescribed course in the New Brunswick public school system in Grades 11 and 12. There is a limit of two challenge credits for graduation purposes. A student wishing to obtain a challenge credit must apply in writing to the principal, prior to or within two weeks of the beginning of a course. The application should indicate clear evidence of appropriate outside learning, congruent with the outcomes and requirements of an identified New Brunswick course and should be supported by at least one pedagogical professional.

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    http://www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/

    Instrument(s) RCM Examinations Level Receive Credit for...

    All instruments, plus voice

    Level 6 Practical + Level 6 or Level 7 Theory (formerly Intermediate Rudiments)

    Grade 11

    All instruments, plus voice

    Level 8 Practical + Level 8 Theory (formerly Advanced Rudiments)

    Grade 12

  • Northwest Territories

    https://www.ece.gov.nt.ca/

    Instrument(s) RCM Examinations Level Receive Credit for...

    Oboe, Bassoon, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Recorder, Harp

    Level 6 Theory (formerly Intermediate Rudiments)

    Grade 10

    Flute, Saxophone, Trumpet, Clarinet, Piano, Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass, Accordion, Guitar, Voice

    Level 6 Theory (formerly Intermediate Rudiments)

    Grade 10

    Oboe, Bassoon, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Recorder, Harp Level 6 Theory (former Intermediate Rudiments) Grade 11
    Flute, Saxophone, Trumpet, Clarinet, Organ, Piano, Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass, Accordion, Guitar, Voice Level 7 Theory (formerly Advanced Rudiments) Grade 11
    Oboe, Bassoon, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Recorder, Harp, Flute, Saxophone, Trumpet, Clarinet, Harpsichord, Organ, Piano, Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass, Accordion, Guitar, Voice Level 8 Theory (formerly Advanced Rudiments) Grade 12
  • Nova Scotia

    http://www.ednet.ns.ca/

    Students whose practical and theoretical work has been professionally examined and officially certified by a nationally recognized institution within the Challenge for Credit process no longer have to be re-examined as part of the challenge process. The marks earned by a student on music examinations may be included in the calculation of the student's grade for the music course being challenged.

    Students should consult their school guidance counsellor for more information about obtaining credits for music examinations.

    Students pursuing music through private study and examinations with The Royal Conservatory may use the following certification as part of their portfolio.

    Instrument(s) RCM Examinations Level Receive Credit for...

    Any Royal Conservatory instrument in which performance is marked.

    Level 6 Practical + Level 6 Theory (formerly Intermediate Rudiments)

    Music 10

    Any Royal Conservatory instrument in which performance is marked

    Level 7 Practical + Level 7 Theory (formerly Advanced Rudiments)

    Music 11

    Any Royal Conservatory instrument in which performance is marked

    Level 8 Practical + Level 8 Theory (formerly Advanced Rudiments)

    Music 12

  • Nunavut

    https://www.gov.nu.ca/education

    Instrument(s) RCM Examinations Level Receive Credit for...

    Oboe, Bassoon, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Recorder, Harp

    Level 6 Theory (formerly Intermediate Rudiments)

    Grade 10

    Flute, Saxophone, Trumpet, Clarinet, Piano, Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass, Accordion, Guitar, Voice

    Level 6 Theory (formerly Intermediate Rudiments)

    Grade 10

    Oboe, Bassoon, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Recorder, Harp Level 6 Theory (formerly Intermediate Rudiments) Grade 11
    Flute, Saxophone, Trumpet, Clarinet, Organ, Piano, Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass, Accordion, Guitar, Voice Level 7 Theory (formerly Advanced Rudiments) Grade 11
    Oboe, Bassoon, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Recorder, Harp, Flute, Saxophone, Trumpet, Clarinet, Harpsichord, Organ, Piano, Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass, Accordion, Guitar, Voice Level 8 Theory (formerly Advanced Rudiments) Grade 12
  • Ontario

    http://edu.gov.on.ca/eng/policyfunding/memos/oct2011/appendix4.pdf

    Instrument(s) RCM Examinations Level Receive Credit for...

    Any musical instrument on which performance is examined including Voice, but not including Speech Arts & Drama

    Level 7 Practical + Level 6 or Level 7 Theory (formerly Intermediate Rudiments)

    Grade 11

    Any musical instrument on which performance is examined including Voice, but not including Speech Arts & Drama

    Level 8 Practical + Level 8 Theory (formerly Advanced Rudiments)

    Grade 12

  • Prince Edward Island

    http://www.gov.pe.ca/education/

    Instrument(s) RCM Examinations Level Receive Credit for...

    Brass, Percussion, Recorder, Woodwinds

    Level 4 Practical + Level 6 Theory (formerly Intermediate Rudiments)

    Grade 10

    Accordion, Piano, Guitar, Voice, Strings

    Level 6 Practical + Level 6 Theory (formerly Intermediate Rudiments)

    Grade 10

    Brass, Percussion, Recorder, Woodwinds

    Level 6 Practical + Level 6 Theory (formerly Advanced Rudiments)

    Grade 11

    Accordion, Piano, Guitar, Voice, Strings

    Level 7 Practical + Level 7 Theory (formerly Advanced Rudiments)

    Grade 11

    Accordion, Piano, Guitar, Voice, Strings, Brass, Percussion, Recorder, Woodwind

    Level 8 Practical + Level 8 Theory (formerly Advanced Rudiments)

    Grade 12

  • Quebec
    Instrument(s) RCM Examinations Level Receive Credit for...

    Flute

    Level 5 Practical + Level 5 Theory

    Secondary V

    Violin

    Level 6 Practical + Level 6 Theory

    Secondary V

    Guitar

    Level 4 Practical + Level 5 Theory

    Secondary V

    Voice

    Level 7 Practical + Level 7 Theory

    Secondary V

    Piano

    Level 8 Practical + Level 8 Theory

    Secondary V

  • Saskatchewan

    http://www.education.gov.sk.ca/

    Instrument(s) RCM Examinations Level Receive Credit for...

    Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion

    Level 4 Practical + Level 6 Theory (formerly Intermediate Rudiments)

    Grade 10

    Voice, Piano, Strings, Guitar, Accordion

    Level 6 Practical + Level 6 Theory (formerly Intermediate Rudiments)

    Grade 10

    Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion

    Level 6 Practical + Level 7 Theory (formerly Advanced Rudiments)

    Grade 11

    Piano, Strings, Guitar, Accordion

    Level 7 Practical + Level 7 Theory (formerly Advanced Rudiments)

    Grade 11

    Voice

    Level 8 Practical + Level 8 Theory (formerly Advanced Rudiments)

    Grade 11

    Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Guitar, Accordion

    Level 8 Practical + Level 8 Theory (formerly Advanced Rudiments)

    Grade 12

    Voice

    Level 8 Practical + Level 8 Theory (formerly Advanced Rudiments)

    Grade 12

  • Yukon

    http://www.education.gov.yk.ca/

    Instrument(s) RCM Examinations Level Receive Credit for...

    One of the categories of Voice, Piano, Strings, Guitar, Accordion, Harp, Organ, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Recorder

    Level 6 Practical + Level 6 Theory (formerly Intermediate Rudiments)

    Grade 10 URMC10

    One of the categories of Voice, Piano, Strings, Guitar, Accordion, Harp, Organ, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Recorder but from a different instrument category than for URMC10

    Level 6 Practical + Level 6 Theory (formerly Intermediate Rudiments)

    Grade 10 - second credit

    One of the categories of Voice, Piano, Strings, Guitar, Accordion, Harp, Organ, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Recorder

    Level 7 Practical + Level 7 Theory (formerly Advanced Rudiments)

    Grade 11
    URMC 11

    One of the categories of Voice, Piano, Strings, Guitar, Accordion, Harp, Organ, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Recorder but from a different instrument category than for URMC11

    Level 7 Practical + Level 7 Theory (formerly Advanced Rudiments)

    Grade 11 - second credit

    One of the categories of Voice, Piano, Strings, Guitar, Accordion, Harp, Organ, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, Recorder and Harpsichord

    Level 8 Practical + Level 8 Theory (formerly Advanced Rudiments)

    Grade 12
    URMC 12

    One of the categories of Voice, Piano, Strings, Guitar, Accordion, Harp, Organ, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, Recorder and Harpsichord, but from a different instrument category than for URMC12

    Level 8 Practical + Level 8 Theory (formerly Advanced Rudiments)

    Grade 12 - second credit

    One of the categories of Voice, Piano, Strings, Guitar, Accordion, Harp, Organ, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, Recorder and Harpsichord

    Level 9 Practical + Level 9 Harmony (formerly Basic Harmony)

    Grade 12

    One of the categories of Voice, Piano, Strings, Guitar, Accordion, Harp, Organ, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, Recorder and Harpsichord Level 10 Practical + Level 10 Harmony (formerly Intermediate Harmony and Counterpoint) Grade 12