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Latest Exams News

Latest Exams News

We are committed to completing all exams

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

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.


Updated September 8, 2022

For this November/December session, The RCM is pleased to again offer in-person exams for both Practical and select Theory exams. This includes all practical disciplines, intermediate theory, and advanced theory exam levels. Please note that history exams are available online only.

Modification to Accompanist Requirement for COVID-19

Updated July 25, 2022

The modified policy is intended to accommodate those who are unable to safely work with a collaborative pianist. Students are strongly encouraged to continue to perform with collaborative pianists whenever possible.

These temporary modifications to the requirements outlined in the syllabi will remain in place through September 30, 2022.

Please click here to view the modified policy.

In-Person Practical Exam Health and Safety Policies

Updated March 21, 2022

The health and safety of the RCM community continues to be our number-one priority as we transition back to in-person exams.​  To provide an enhanced environment for both students and examiners, please note the following: 

  • We ask students to be accompanied by only one parent or guardian, except for voice and instrumental exams where both one parent and the collaborative pianist are allowed.
  • Individuals will make a personal decision regarding the use of masks, and it is important that everyone respects the choice made by others. We recommend face coverings; however, they are not required. 
  • Students must wash or sanitize their hands prior to their exam.
  • Wipes will be available for keyboard sanitization between exams