Recognition of Accomplishment
To recognize achievement, certificates are awarded at every grade to all candidates who have successfully completed the requirements for practical and theory examinations.
The Associate of The Royal Conservatory (ARCT) diploma is the highest academic credential awarded by The Royal Conservatory for most instruments and voice. In addition to the ARCT, The Royal Conservatory offers the Licentiate of the Royal Conservatory of Music (LRCM) to pianists who wish to further their studies in performance. The Teachers' ARCT and the ARCT in Piano Pedagogy are internationally respected diplomas and teaching qualifications for teachers.
Medals and Scholarships
All examination candidates are eligible to win Gold Medal awards from RCM Examinations, and scholarships sponsored by The Frederick Harris Music Co., Limited and other endowments. All awards are based on examination results.
In many school systems, achievement in RCM Examinations is accepted as credit toward secondary school graduation. Achievement in the Certificate Program of RCM Examinations is also considered an important element in entrance requirements for professional music programs at many universities and colleges.