Exam Dates & Fees

Now taking applications for Winter 2021 Exams

Exam Dates 2021

Winter exam applications are open

We are delighted to offer the option of live in-person exams or digital recorded exams for Winter 2021 and for all future sessions.  Live exams are subject to government regulations in force at the time.

Start your application from 16 September to see live examination venues for Winter 2021.

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

Closing Dates

  • 6 October 2021 (Live exams)
  • 6 October 2021 (Theory)
  • 27 October 2021 (Digital recorded exams)

In-Person Exam Sessions

  • Monday 1 November to Saturday 4 December 2021

Upload timeframes for digital recorded exams

  • 1 November (9am) - 5 November (12 noon)
  • 15 November (9am) - 19 November (12 noon)

Online Theory Exam

  • Saturday 13 November  2021

Speech Senior Certificate (online written paper):

  • Saturday 13 November 2021

 


    2022 Exam Application Closing Dates

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

    Exam Sessions (upload timeframes for digital recorded exams)

    • 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)

    • 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
    DipRiam Diploma  
    DipRiam Diploma €375.00