2021 Dates and Fees

Canada

Practical

We hold face-to-face practical and ARSM exams at our Public Venues during the exam sessions listed on this page.

We also offer a remote assessment option for ARSM exams - please click on the Performance Grades tab for dates.

We hope to be able to open the following live Practical exam booking periods as planned. However, we will continue to keep these dates under review as our ability to accept live Practical exam bookings remains conditional on COVID-19 travel and government restrictions being lifted. We will provide an update nearer to each booking period.

Practical exams (session one)

Booking period: Session Cancelled

All instruments and grades

Canada Session Cancelled

Practical exams (session two)

Booking Period: 01-15 August 2021

All instruments and grades

Canada October-December

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 92 USD
Initial Grade 99 USD
Grade 1 110 USD
Grade 2 123 USD
Grade 3 128 USD
Grade 4 133 USD
Grade 5 137 USD
Grade 6 164 USD
Grade 7 199 USD
Grade 8 226 USD
ARSM 308 USD
Performance Assessment 137 USD
Ensemble: Primary 261 CAD
Ensemble: Intermediate 296 CAD
Ensemble: Advanced 405 CAD

International transaction fees

Exam booking and cancellation payments made through our online service are international transactions. Your bank may charge you for processing these transactions. These additional charges are made by your bank or card issuer and not by ABRSM. Charges will vary, depending on the payment method and the bank or institution you use to make the payment. Please refer to your bank or card issuer for information about international transaction fees.

 

Performance Grades

Performance Grades are remotely-assessed exams available at Grades 1 to 8. We also offer a remote-assessment option for ARSM exams. When you book an exam you can select an exam submission date from a list of options available during the exam session. This will be the latest date by which you must upload and submit the exam recording.

We plan to hold Performance Grade exams throughout 2021, more information will be provided shortly.

Performance Grades (session one)

Booking Period
Opening: 01:00 (EST) 01 December 2020
Closing: 18:59 (EST) 08 December 2020

Exam dates

Canada 05-31 January

Performance Grades (session two)

Booking Period
Opening: 09:00 EST, 06 January 2021

(14:00, 06 January 2021 GMT)


Closing: 18:59 EST, 13 January 2021

(23:59:00, 13 January 2021 GMT)

Exam dates

Canada 01-21 February

Performance Grades (session three)

Booking Period
Opening: 02:00, 01 February 2021
(07:00, 01 February 2021 GMT)

Closing: 18:59, 08 February 2021
(23:59:00, 08 February 2021 GMT)

Exam dates

Canada 01-21 March

Performance Grades (session four)

Booking Period
Opening: 02:00 EST, 01 March 2021
(07:00, 01 March 2021 GMT)

Closing: 18:59 EST, 08 March 2021
(23:59:00, 08 March 2021 GMT)

Exam dates

Canada 06-26 April

Performance Grade Fees

Grade 1 110 USD
Grade 2 123 USD
Grade 3 128 USD
Grade 4 133 USD
Grade 5 137 USD
Grade 6 164 USD
Grade 7 199 USD
Grade 8 226 USD
ARSM 308 USD

International transaction fees

Exam booking and cancellation payments made through our online service are international transactions. Your bank, card issuer or PayPal may charge you for processing these transactions. These additional charges and any foreign exchange rate applied to the transaction are made by your bank, card issuer or PayPal and not by ABRSM. Charges will vary, depending on the payment method and the bank or institution you use to make the payment. Please refer to your bank, card issuer or PayPal for information about international transaction fees.

 

Online Music Theory (Grades 1-5)

We plan to hold Online Music Theory exams throughout 2021, exact dates of exams from June will be provided in due course.

Online Music Theory (session one)

Booking period: ** Cancelled ** 

Exam date

Online Music Theory ** Cancelled **

Online Music Theory (session two)

Booking Period: 06-13 April 2021

Exam Date

Online Music Theory Sunday 23 May 2021 10:00AM

Online Music Theory (session three)

Booking Period: 04-11 May

Exam Date

Online Music Theory Saturday 19 June 10:00AM

Online Music Theory (Session four)

Booking Period: July

Exam Date

Online Music Theory August

Online Music Theory (Session five)

Booking Period: August/September

Exam Date

Online Music Theory October

Online Music Theory (Session six)

Booking Period: September/October

Exam Date

Online Music Theory November

Online Music Theory fees

Grade 1 69 USD
Grade 2 70 USD
Grade 3 76 USD
Grade 4 89 USD
Grade 5 92 USD

International transaction fees

Exam booking and cancellation payments made through our online service are international transactions. Your bank, card issuer or PayPal may charge you for processing these transactions. These additional charges and any foreign exchange rate applied to the transaction are made by your bank, card issuer or PayPal and not by ABRSM. Charges will vary, depending on the payment method and the bank or institution you use to make the payment. Please refer to your bank, card issuer or PayPal for information about international transaction fees.

 

Paper-based Music Theory (Grade 6-8)

We hope to be able to open the following paper-based Music Theory exam booking periods as planned. However we will continue to keep these dates under review as our ability to accept paper-based Music Theory exam bookings remains conditional on COVID-19 government restrictions being lifted. We will provide an update nearer to each booking period.

Music Theory exams (session one)

Booking Period: 16-30 April

Exam Date

Grades 6-8 Saturday 12 June

Music Theory exams (session two)

Booking Period: 01-10 September

Exam Date

Grades 6-8 Saturday 23 October

Music Theory fees

Grade 6 109 USD
Grade 7 114 USD
Grade 8 117 USD

Notes

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

 

Other diplomas*

We hope to be able to open the following live Practical exam booking periods as planned. However, we will continue to keep these dates under review as our ability to accept live Practical exam bookings remains conditional on COVID-19 travel and government restrictions being lifted. We will provide an update nearer to each booking period.

Diploma exams (session one)

Entry period: 16-30 January 2021

Exam dates

Canada May-June

Diploma exams (session two)

Entry period: 01-15 August 2021

Exam dates

Canada October-December

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 512 CAD
LRSM (complete exam) ** 1576 CAD **
FRSM (complete exam) 2340 CAD
Resit fee: DipABRSM 410 CAD
Resit fee: LRSM 1261 CAD
Resit fee: FRSM 1872 CAD

Notes

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

International transaction fees

Exam booking and cancellation payments made through our online service are international transactions. Your bank, card issuer or PayPal may charge you for processing these transactions. These additional charges and any foreign exchange rate applied to the transaction are made by your bank, card issuer or PayPal and not by ABRSM. Charges will vary, depending on the payment method and the bank or institution you use to make the payment. Please refer to your bank, card issuer or PayPal for information about international transaction fees.

 

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