The Royal Conservatory 

Founded in 1886, The Royal Conservatory is the largest and oldest independent arts educator in Canada, serving more than 500,000 active participants each year. Based in Toronto, Canada, it offers extraordinary opportunities for learning and personal development through music and the arts in all Canadian provinces and increasingly in a number of international settings. The Royal Conservatory is committed to developing human potential through leadership in music and arts education. 


Royal Conservatory Examinations 

The curriculum of The Royal Conservatory is made available and accessible to students across North America through The Royal Conservatory Certificate Program. Examinations are conducted four times each year in more than 300 communities through a network of local centres. Each centre has a local Examination Centre Representative whose role is to provide information, assist teachers and students, and ensure a successful examination experience 


The Certificate Program

The Certificate Program encompasses all levels from beginner to certification as an Associate of The Royal Conservatory (ARCT). The curriculum spans eleven grades and the culminating ARCT diploma level. 

Each year, more than 100,000 students across North America participate in the internationally recognized Certificate Program of The Royal Conservatory.

Examinations Overview