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RCM Teacher Certification

RCM Teacher Certification

Did you receive your renewal notice? If so, please click here to renew your certification.
Please note: You cannot renew your certification more than three months prior to the status expiry date.

RCM Certified Teachers are dedicated lifelong learners who share a commitment to building a brighter future for music education. As an RCM Certified Teacher, you receive exclusive online access to valuable professional development resources that will help you build and strengthen your teaching practice. You join a private online community of like-minded peers with whom you can share your teaching challenges and celebrate your successes. You raise your profile as a teaching professional through accreditation in your specialty and top-tier positioning in our National Music Teacher Directory.

Why become certified?

  1. Learn from master teachers from all across North America

  2. Join a community of lifelong learners who are committed to being the best in your craft

  3. Discover tips for successfully overcoming everyday challenges

RCM Teacher Certification is valid for a two year period and the cost is $249 - that's less than $3/week for access to high-quality, comprehensive collections and resources via your Teacher Portal and all the other benefits RCM Certified Teachers receive.

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Benefits of Being an RCM Certified Teacher

How to become an RCM Certified Teacher

RCM Certified Teachers are accredited based on a combination of credentials and demonstrated experience with the RCM system of music study and assessment. There are 2 ways that you can become an RCM Certified Teacher:

  1. You meet the prerequisites for education and successful exam candidates
  2. You successfully complete the RCM Piano Teacher Course, submit 2 successful piano exam candidates at the required levels within two years, and hold the RCM Level or equivalent training that corresponds with that designation.

If you know you are qualified and are ready to apply, you can do so now by following the instructions below.

Apply Now in 3 Easy Steps

Please note: You will need to have your RCME number on hand for this process. 

1. Log in to your My RCM account

2. On your My RCM page, fill out the My Experience Form (found in the navigation menu on the left) 

  • Click the "Add" button after completing the information requested in each line
  • Once you've filled out the entire form, click "Save Teacher Details and Apply for Teacher Certification"

3. Proceed to payment page 

  • You will be prompted to enter your RCME number here
  • You can pay in full or in three (3) monthly installments of $83.
Please note that there is a $49 processing fee for non-qualifying applicants (see Terms and Conditions).  Please check the rubric of assessment carefully or email us if you have questions regarding your qualifications.

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Important Information

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