RCM Remote Examinations
Music Without Boundaries
You can earn your comprehensive RCM Certificate from the comfort of your own home! Remote Exams offer music study without boundaries. Complete your practical (instrumental) and theory (written) requirements in your own practice space, on your own instrument, at your own pace, with no travel time. With Remote Exams and Online Learning, you can bring the quality and expertise of The RCM home. Stay connected with access to quality music teachers, industry leading learning materials, and expert examiners, all at your fingertips. Earning an RCM credit is simple and convenient.
What is a Remote Exam?
A Remote Exam is an alternative format of the traditional in-person RCM examination. An RCM examination is a globally standardized assessment conducted by an independent examiner. This standardization provides students, parents and teachers the opportunity to track and measure progress as well as celebrate achievements within the RCM Certificate Program.
With a Remote Exam, the same assessment can be completed by the same College of Examiners, but in your own home. This format eliminates time spent on coordinating exam location selections and travel on exam day. If you can video chat with your friends and family, you can take a remote exam.
All that’s required to complete a Remote Exam is:
- A smartphone (iOS or Android), tablet (iOS or Android), or a computer with webcam and mic (PC or Mac). We recommend using a smartphone or tablet (instead of a computer).
- A reliable, high speed (1.5Mbps and faster) Internet connection services. For best results, we recommend that during your exam, others in your household refrain from accessing the internet.
- The appropriate instrument(s) available at your location.
Experience music study without boundaries.
* Remote Exams are only available to students that have access to their instrument and the required technology to complete the exam.
* We are not currently offering remote examinations for:
All RCM Certficate Program Remote Exams are recorded for quality assurance and safety reasons. These videos will remain confidential and will not be published. When an exam registration is confirmed, this serves as consent to the examination being recorded.
What is an Online Theory Exam?
An online theory exam is an alternative format of the traditional in-person RCM examination. Online theory exams provide the same global standardized assessment as the in-person written examinations and offer students, parents and teachers the opportunity to track and measure progress as well as celebrate achievements within the RCM Certificate Program.
Online theory exams offer the added bonus of corresponding course material that can be used in conjunction with in-person theory lessons. Available for intermediate and advanced levels, these course materials provide students with the ability to continue their learning outside of their weekly lessons. Students can progress in their theory development at the pace they desire and complete the online theory exam whenever the student is ready. No need to wait for the next available theory exam session! All that’s needed is internet access. It’s that simple!
The online theory exams and course materials are part of the RCM’s comprehensive suite of digital learning products.
Watch the videos below to learn more about online theory exams!
*Online theory exams are only available to students that have the required technology to access the course materials and complete the exam.
Resources for Remote Exams