RSCDS North American Examinations

RSCDS Teacher Candidate Courses and Exams for Units 2, 3, and 5 will be offered in conjunction with TAC Summer School at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada July 23 to August 4, 2024 with tutor Sharon Barker and Ron Wallace and musicians Gary Thomas and one other to be confirmed.

Interested candidates should contact Examinations Coordinator, Gael Forster at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive direct updates for the course in 2024. Dates for the online work in advance are yet to be announced.

Registration will open inn February and you must be on this list to get the instructions due to maximum number of attendees.

RSCDS application forms for Units 2, 3 and 5 are all co-ordinated and paid for via Gael if you are attending the candidate course we offer. Please do not contact RSCDS head office for those.


Candidates' Classes for Units 2, 3, and 5 were held at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from July 17 to 31, 2022, with Rebecca Blackhall-Peters and Geoffrey Selling as tutors and Gary Thomas as musician.


In years where there is no residential Candidate Course, TAC, in cooperation with RSCDS Scotland, will set up examination centres in eastern and western North America or as needed.  A centre needs a minimum of 6 candidates to make it viable but it is quite common for more isolated candidates to add to the numbers by traveling to the nearest centre for the exam, having been trained in their local area.

Any Branch wishing to become a centre, any tutors with potential candidates, and anyone interested in taking the courses leading to the exams should contact Examinations Coordinator, Gael Forster at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or RSCDS headquarters in Scotland.