We know how important it is for music and performing arts students to perform face-to-face

LCME will offer in-person exam sessions wherever it is safe to do so and where the demand exists

Please contact us if you want to host an exam session.
If you are an exam candidate or teacher, please contact your local representative to find out about in-person exams in your area.

Requirements for hosting a session

Each request will be considered carefully. The table below outlines the minimum session length which should be met in each region. In countries outside of the UK, the threshold applies to the country as a whole and not to an individual exam centre – so if a centre has just one day of exams but there are other centres hosting exams in the same country then we will do our best to accommodate a centre which may fall below the threshold, as long as the combined entries of all centres in the country meet the minimum session length.

To be eligible to run in-person exams, you will need to meet the minimum session lengths below


Min. session length


5 hours

Republic of Ireland

1 day


3 days

Rest of the world

5 days

Remote assessment options

If the circumstances in your local area prevent the resumption of in-person exam delivery, all LCME qualifications and exams (from pre-Grade 1 through to diploma level) are available for candidates as digital exams. Book your recorded exam now!

recorded examS

Live Digital Exams - Launching 27 February 2023

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