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Exam dates and fees 2019

Practical exams (session one)

Entry period: 10 December 2018 - 4 January 2019

All instruments and grades

Canada May-June

Practical exams (session two)

Entry period: 15 July - 2 August 2019

All instruments and grades

Canada October-December

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 114 CAD
Grade 1 137 CAD
Grade 2 152 CAD
Grade 3 158 CAD
Grade 4 165 CAD
Grade 5 170 CAD
Grade 6 203 CAD
Grade 7 246 CAD
Grade 8 279 CAD
Performance Assessment 170 CAD
Ensemble: Primary 246 CAD
Ensemble: Intermediate 279 CAD
Ensemble: Advanced 382 CAD

Music Theory exams (session one)

Entry period: 26 August - 14 September 2019

Exam date

Canada Saturday 2 November 2019

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 85 CAD
Grade 2 87 CAD
Grade 3 94 CAD
Grade 4 110 CAD
Grade 5 113 CAD
Grade 6 135 CAD
Grade 7 142 CAD
Grade 8 146 CAD


Translations of Theory papers are available on request. Please enter a T in the ‘Specific needs’ box for each candidate who requires a translation.

Diploma exams (session one)

Entry period: 10 December 2018 - 4 January 2019

Exam dates

Canada May-June

Diploma exams (session two)

Entry period: 15 July - 2 August 2019

Exam dates

Canada October-December

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 483 CAD
LRSM (complete exam) 1,485 CAD**
FRSM (complete exam) 2,206 CAD
Resit fee: DipABRSM 386 CAD
Resit fee: LRSM 1,188 CAD
Resit fee: FRSM 1,765 CAD


* ARSM exams will take place during Practical exam periods - see the first tab for details of fees.

** LRSM Teaching fees are payable in two instalments. 40% must be paid on submission of the Case Study Portfolio & Video of Teaching Practice. The balance is payable when entering for the remaining sections of the exam.

Diploma retake fees

Please note that retake fees apply only to candidates applying for a partial retake (2.2 or 2.1 and 2.2, etc.). If candidates are retaking the complete exam, the full fee is payable.

Additional information

Other fees and charges (2019)*


Exam taken after 1993

Exam taken from 1977 to 1993

Exam taken before 1977

Confirmation of marks

free of charge



Duplicate certificate

£11.50 (diplomas £18.50, Music Medals £7.00)

included under confirmation of marks fee (see above)

included under confirmation of marks fee (see above)




Appeal investigation**

No fee

Half of the entry fee

Independent review

£60.00 per candidate

£60.00 per candidate

Administrative charge for payment with dishonoured cheque



* The above charges should be paid direct to ABRSM's office in London by sterling draft presentable in the UK or by credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Sterling drafts should be payable to ‘The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music’.

If you wish to pay locally please contact your Local Representative who will advise you of the local fee and method of payment.

** For multiple candidates, the investigation fee charged will not exceed five times the local Grade 5 Practical/Music Theory fee.

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