For additional help on how to create your account see our user guides and videos.
Before you book exams, you will need to register and create an ABRSM account. Candidates can also have accounts and must have one to take an online Music Theory exam.
2. Select your ‘Territory’ to tell us where you live. Start typing to save scrolling through the list. Click ‘OK’ to continue.
3. Complete all the fields marked with a red asterisk. You may find the following information useful:
Username and password - create a memorable username and password. Your username cannot be your email address or include the @ symbol. It must also be unique. You will be prompted to try again if someone else has already taken a username.
Email verification - You will need to do this once you have entered you email address in order to complete your registration. Click 'Send Verification Code' and you will receive a code via email. The email will be from ‘Microsoft on behalf of abrsmglobalb2c'. Enter the code in the ‘Verification Code’ box and click ‘Verify code’. Once your email address has been verified you can complete the rest of the form.
Date of birth - We use your date of birth, along with other personal information you supply, to create a unique and secure record for you.
Contact ID/Applicant Number: for applicants - if you have previously booked ABRSM exams and know your applicant number, enter it here. If you haven’t booked ABRSM exams before, leave this blank. Once you’ve created your account we will give you a Contact ID which allows us to identify you in our system.
Contact ID: for candidates - Candidates will be given a Contact ID once they’ve been entered for an exam. If a candidate (parent/carer) wishes to create an account, they should enter this Contact ID along with their date of birth when they register. Contact IDs appear on all communications about exam bookings and results.
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6. Click 'Save and continue' to create your account.
Candidates of any age can have an ABRSM account even if they have not made the exam booking. Parents/carers can create this account on behalf of a child, but the account must be in the child's name.
All candidates taking online Music Theory exams must have an account. For other exams they are optional. With an account candidates can:
If the applicant includes the candidate’s email address in their exam booking, they will automatically receive an email confirming the booking and inviting them to create an account. This email will include the candidate’s Contact ID, which they need to enter with their date of birth when they create their account.
Alternatively, once an exam has been booked, the candidate can request their Contact ID from the applicant and then go to our website to register.
Tips for creating a candidate account: