LCME In-person exams – Public Exam Centre

LCME is Coming Home: New in-person exam dates

We are running two special dates of in-person exams in July and August in the very street where our exams first began in 1887.

Click here to learn more.


We know how important it is for music and performing arts students to perform to a live audience.

Book now VIA ERIC

Whether you are a student, parent, teacher, manager or administrator, you can use our online system to book exams with LCME at one of our Public Exam Centres across the UK and Republic of Ireland. If you wish to run exams Internationally, please scroll down. 

Click on the link below to find your nearest exam centre and the contact details for your local rep:


These centres operate exams in Spring, Summer, and Winter. Below is information on exam sessions and entry deadlines.




Sessions run

Deadline for Entry


Deadline for Entry

Sessions run

Deadline for Entry

1 March -
30 April

8 February

1 June -
31 July

England & Wales - 15 May

Scotland, Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland - 28 April

1 November -
20 December

8 October


Entry process for In-person exams via Public Exam Centre

  1. Find your nearest Exam Centre
  2. Book your exam for your preferred date
  3. Your local rep will contact you to confirm your entry and discuss any specific requirements



LCME In-person exams – Private Exam Centres

If you work in an organisation with many students, you can arrange for an examiner to come to you for your exam session.

Simply click below to complete a Private Exam Centre Form, and your local LCME Rep will be in touch to help you put everything in place to organise your day.

Private Exam Centre Form

If you are already registered as a Private Exam Centre, you can make your entries using our online entry form here.


Entry process for In-person exams as a new Private Exam Centre

  1. Complete the Form and verify you can meet the eligibility criteria
  2. Your local Rep will contact you to discuss requirements and book your exam day
  3. You can then schedule your day to meet the needs of your students



LCME In-person exams – Booking options

  • Book online for entry to one of our Public Exam Centres (see details below)
  • Enter via post: download a paper entry form. Send the completed form and entry fee to the LCME office (LCM Examinations, University of West London, St Mary's Road, Ealing, London, W5 5RF)
  • Enter via your local rep
  • Book your Registry of Guitar Tutors (RGT) exam via their website


Booking online

ERIC is our online booking system. The first time you use it, you will need to Register for an Account. We will need to take a few details so we can help make the exam process as straightforward as possible.

Once you have registered, you will be able to:

  • Book Your Exam
  • Check the Status of your Booking
  • View Previous Exam Bookings

For a full User Guide, click here or Contact Us for support.

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International Exam Centres

LCME has Exam Centres in over 50 countries across Europe, North America, South America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Australasia. Click below to find your nearest LCME Exam Centre. In-person exam dates for International Exam Centres can be found here.

International Exam Centres


LCME Digital exam options

If the circumstances in your local area prevent you from doing an in-person exam, or you prefer a digital option, most LCME qualifications and exams (from pre-Grade 1 through to diploma level) are available for candidates as Recorded Exams.

Digital exams are available all year round. Click the button below to find out more.

Digital Exams