Our exams are recorded in the lesson by the teacher, submitted online and marked by our specialist examiners. Once the result is confirmed a certificate is then awarded.

Exam Steps

Step 1: Download a syllabus

Go to the syllabus page, select your instrument, download the required grade and its associated technical exercises and additional resources (if applicable).


Step 2: Register or login

To enter a candidate or submit an exam, you will first need to register.

There are three registration options for our users with different information required:

  • An Individual User: Can make exam entries and purchase books but cannot administer or submit an exam as they are not a verified MTB centre.
  • An Individual Music Teacher: Can make exam entries, site purchases as well as record and submit exams.
  • An organisation: Can make exam entries, site purchases as well as record and submit exams.

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Step 3: Make an exam entry

Once logged in you will be able to enter candidates for an MTB exam via the ‘make an entry’ page and you will then receive your personalised front cover as a PDF with your order confirmation email.  (The teacher will need this Front Cover for verification purposes when recording the exam).

Make an entry

Step 4: Conduct the exam with your teacher

The teacher will officiate and record the examination and complete the verification sections on the Front Cover. The exam can be taken at any time within a year of entry. (You may decide to conduct the exam during the pupil’s normal lesson time). From February 2020 you can also use our new app to record & submit your exam.

Recording advice    Taking the exam

Step 5: Submit the exam

You will need to have registered as an Organisation or Individual Music Teacher in order to officiate and submit an MTB exam.  

Once logged in you will then need to go to the submit an exam page to upload your exam recording/front cover and complete the verification details.  Or from 2020 you can use our app to record & submit your exam.

The exam recording will then be marked by one of our specialist examiners*.

Submit Exam

Step 6: Receive your mark & certificate

You will receive the result via an email within approximately 2 weeks of submission**.

The certificate and exam marksheet will then be issued and posted (certificate delivery address can be confirmed during the submission stage).

* We have specialist examiners for each instrument we offer. i.e. a piano exam will only be marked by a pianist

** The result at this stage will be provisional.  Results are confirmed upon receipt of your certificate.



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