Diploma and Choral examinations take place once a year in the spring. Applications (accompanied by membership fees for non-members) must completed by March 15. Worship Accompanist and Service Playing examinations to be submitted by recording may be made at any time.
Written exams will be held on the following dates:
Practical exams are held during the last two weeks of May. Following the close of applications on March 15, the Board of Examiners will select Examination Centres for the current session according to the number of applicants and their locations. Candidates will be informed of the time and place of their examination. Candidates may be asked to travel to a nearby centre. Dates for Worship Accompanist and Service Playing examinations not submitted in recorded form will be arranged following receipt of application.
In this section
|ARCCO/FRCCO/Ch.RCCO||Complete diploma at one session||$400|
|One section of diploma only (including repeated exams)||$300|
|CRCCO||Complete diploma at one session||$150|
|One section of diploma only (including repeated exams)||$120|
|Worship Accompanist Certificate||$100|
|Service Playing Certificate||$100|
|Choir Training Certificate||Complete certificate at one session||$125|
|One section of certificate only (including repeated exams)||$120|
|Supplemental Ear Test||$50|
|Marking Sample Papers (per paper)||$35|
Payment for examinations may be made online during the application process or by cheque payable to the Royal Canadian College of Organists and mailed to the National Office. Examination fees are not refundable but may be carried over for one year in the event of illness documented by a medical certificate. College membership dues must be paid prior to application. Candidates who are not already members are expected to pay a discounted rate of 50% of the fee for the College year in which the application is submitted plus the full fee for the following year in which a certificate or diploma would be awarded to a successful candidate.
Applications may be submitted online or application forms may be downloaded or obtained from the National Office. Applications for Worship Accompanist and Service Playing examinations to be submitted by recording may be made at any time. For all other examinations, the completed form together with the appropriate fee must reach the National Office by March 15. Examinations are available in English and French. Special arrangements can be made for visually impaired candidates. To apply for a January Supplemental Ear Test, a letter of application must reach the National Office by October 15.