Exam Dates & Fees

Exam Dates 2021/2022

Note: we are aiming to offer the option of live exams or digital recorded exams for Winter 2021 and for all sessions in 2022.  Live exams will be subject to government regulations in force at the time.

All applications for RIAM Exams must be made through https://exams.riam.ie 

Closing Dates 

  • Winter 2021:   
    • 6 October 2021 (Live exams)
    • 27 October 2021 (Digital recorded exams)
       
  • Spring 2022:   
    • 18 January 2022 (Live exams)
    • 9 February 2022 (Digital recorded exams)
       
  • Summer 2022: 
    • 10 March 2022 (Live exams)
    • 27 April 2022 (Digital recorded exams)
       
  • Winter 2022 :   
    • 3 October 2022 (Live exams)
    • 2 November 2022 (Digital recorded exams)

Exam Sessions (upload timeframes for digital recorded exams)

  • Winter 2021 (Digital recorded submissions only): 
    • 1 November (9am) - 5 November (12 noon)
    • 15 November (9am) - 19 November (12 noon)
       
  • Spring 2022 (Digital recorded submissions only)
    •  14 February (9am) - 18 February (12 noon) 
    •   7 March (9am) - 11 March (12 noon)
       
  • Summer 2022 (Digital recorded submissions only)
    •   3 May (9am) - 6 May (12 noon)
    •   30 May (9am) - 3 June (12 noon)
       
  • Winter 2022 (Digital recorded submissions only)
    •   7 November (9am) - 11 November (12 noon)
    •  21 November (9am) - 25 November (12 noon)

Exam Sessions (live sessions)

  • Winter 2021:    Monday 1 November to Saturday 4 December 2021
  • Spring 2022:    Monday 14 February to Tuesday 15 March 2022
  • Summer 2022: Thursday 21 April - Saturday 4 June 2022
  • Winter 2022:     Tuesday 1 November - Saturday 3 December 2022

Online Written Exam

Music Theory

  • Saturday 14 May 2022
  • Saturday 12 November 2022

Speech Senior Certificate (online written paper):

  • Saturday 14 May 2022
  • Saturday 12 November 2022

Bank Holidays

  • March: Thursday 17 March 2022
  • April/Easter: Monday 18 April 2022
  • May: Monday 2 May 2022
  • June: Monday 6 June 2022
  • October: Monday 31 October 2022

Entry fees 

Subject/Level

Price

Instruments, Singing, Duets & Speech and Drama Subjects  
Early Learning Grade €15.30
Kindergarten, Elementary, Preliminary, Primary & Preparatory Grades €31.60
Grade I €48.30
Sub-Junior Grade €48.30
Grade II €57.50
Grade III €63.50
Junior Grade €63.50
Grade IV & Grade V €72.20
Middle & Senior Grades €72.20
Grade VI €84.50
Grade VII €88.00
Grade VIII €96.00
Senior Certificate Grade €134.50
Recital Certificate Programme  
Junior €54.60
Intermediate €66.50
Advanced €83.00
Stage School Performance, Oral Communication and Performance & Interview Techniques  
Junior Grade €45.90
Intermediate Grade €58.00
Senior Grade €58.00
Advanced Grade €71.00
Creative Performance  
Introductory Grade €31.50
Preparatory Grade €36.50
Junior Grade €45.90
Intermediate Grade €58.30
Transition Grade €58.30
Senior Grade €58.30
English as a Second Language  
Preliminary Grade €36.50
Intermediate Grade €58.30
Senior Grade €58.30
Speech & Drama Senior Certificate Written Paper  
Senior Certificate Grade €62.00
Groups & Ensembles  
Ensemble €76.85
Orchestra €76.85
Class/Choral Singing €76.85
Group Drama €76.85
Choric Verse-Speaking €76.85
Cór-Reacaireacht €76.85
RIAM CARA Music Awards  
Céim 1, Céim 2 & Céim 3 €15.30
RIAM CARA Drama/Communication Awards  
Drama Groups - Taisteal 1, Taisteal 2 & Taisteal 3 €76.10
Transition Year Communication Award €15.90
Theory & Harmony Examinations  
Preparatory Grade €23.00
Grades I & II €28.50
Grades III, IV & V €35.50
Grades VI, VII & VIII €55.00
Senior Certificate Grade €66.00