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Peter Partridge
October 10, 2018
By: Lorne Swan
We are deeply saddened to announce the loss of Peter Partridge, who passed away suddenly on...
2019 National Organ Playing Competition
September 20, 2018
By: Lorne Swan
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Examination Dates

Diploma and Choral examinations take place once a year.

Written exams will be held on the following dates:
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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.


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 by credit card in the RCCO Store 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 using the links below, or application forms may be downloaded or obtained on request 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.




Organ Choral Conducting Organ  Choral Conducting
Colleague (CRCCO)-Perf Choral Conducting (Ch.RCCO)  Worship Accompanist  Choir Training
Colleague (CRCCO)-SP    Service Playing  
Associate (ARCCO)      
Fellow (FRCCO)      

Application forms may also be downloaded, completed and mailed or faxed to the National Office.  To download, right mouse click on one of the links below and select the "Save" option.

Application form for Service Playing Certificate

Application form for Worship Accompanist Certificate

Application form for Colleague Diploma in Service Playing

Application form for all other examinations



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