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Latest Exams News

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The goals of the RCM since the virus outbreak have been to support teachers and to enable tens of thousands of registered students to complete their exams as planned. We have addressed these goals by making online teacher resources available and by offering online testing. Remote examinations offer a viable solution to a very difficult problem. 

These pages contain the official and most up-to-date information regarding RCM Certificate Program examinations.

Remote Exams Overview


May/June 2021

Updated February 8, 2021

The registration deadline for remote Advanced Theory examinations for the May/June examination session has been extended until April 20, 2021. After April 20th, late applications for Advanced Theory examinations will not be accepted. This deadline does not apply to remote practical and remote intermediate Theory and History exams. Remote practical and remote intermediate Theory and History exams do not have a registration deadline.

Please review the below information regarding how exams for the May/June session will take place.

Remote Practical Exams

Your student can register for their exam when they are ready! Remote practical exam dates are available anywhere from 14 days up to 180 days from the current date. There is no deadline to register for a remote practical exam. To learn more about Remote Practical Exams, please visit the Remote Practical Exam Overview page on our website.

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Remote Theory Exams

Theory exams for this session will also take place remotely.

Intermediate Theory and History Exams
For Theory Levels 5 through 8 and History 9, 10, and ARCT examinations, please review the Remote Theory Exam Overview chart for details. There is no deadline to register for remote intermediate Theory and History exams.

Remote Theory Overview

Advanced Theory Exams
All Advanced Theory exams will be conducted via Zoom. For more information on these exams, please review the Remote Theory Exam Overview chart. Exams must be registered through a MyRCM account.

Advanced Theory* Examination Dates: May 14 & 15, 2021
Keyboard Harmony Examination Dates: June 23–25, 2021
Registration Deadline: April 20, 2021

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Deadline for Awards and Diploma Eligibility for 2021

To be eligible for Fall 2021 awards and/or completion of ARCT/LRCM Diplomas for this Academic Year, all exams (practical and theory) must be completed by June 30, 2021. Any exams taken after June 30, 2021, will be applied towards 2022 graduation and/or awards consideration.

The full list of awards and requirements can be viewed here.

We encourage you to review the information above and to continue to visit the Remote Exams page on our website. This site includes the most up-to-date information regarding remote exams and should be your first source of information.

* Advanced Theory examinations include: Harmony, Analysis, Piano Pedagogy – Written, Teachers Written, Speech History, and Speech Tech & Theory.

Winter 2020

Updated January 7, 2021

Advanced Harmony & Theory Exams
Marks for Theory examinations from the December session were scheduled to be released on January 12, 2021. However, closure of our offices due to increased pandemic restrictions has prevented the processing of exam papers. As a result, the release of marks for these exams will be delayed until further notice. Students who have taken one of these exams will be notified of the revised release date when the processing of exam papers resumes.

We encourage you to visit this page on our website regularly. This site will continue to be updated and will have the most up-to-date information regarding Remote Exams. Please bookmark this page for easy access.

Please note, our Candidate Services team does not have any additional information regarding exams.