Credential Review Dates

The Certification Review Commission will conduct reviews during the following dates:

Due to the demands of COVID-19, certification candidates concerned about meeting a deadline in the AEM/CEM application/exam process should contact IAEM HQ at info@iaem.comWe recognize that your priority and focus is responding to the pandemic at this time, and IAEM Staff will provide a response and further details to each request received.


Application Received by 
11:59 pM Eastern
Application will be
Candidates Notified
Results During
The Week Of
Dec. 31, 2019 January 2020 Feb. 16, 2020
Feb. 29, 2020
May 2020 June 15, 2020
 April 30, 2020 May 2020   June 15, 2020
June 30, 2020   July 2020 Aug. 17, 2020 
Aug. 31, 2020*
September 2020   Oct. 19, 2020
 October 31, 2020 November 2020   Dec. 14, 2020

* Due to the demands of COVID-19, we recognize that candidates priority and focus as well as those on the Certification Commission is responding to the pandemic at this time. The application review months and notification dates for 2020 are estimates and may change based on COVID-19. Please check back for further updates, and we will remain in communication with you if there are additional delays


Application Received By
11:59 PM Eastern
Application Will Be
Reviewed During
Candidates Notified Of
Results During The Week Of
Dec. 31, 2020 January 2021 Feb. 22, 2021

*Presentation of Diplomas

Candidates who want to be recognized and receive their diploma at the IAEM Annual Conference during the Awards Banquet on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Long Beach, California must:

  • Submit your initial application by August 31, 2020 and have it approved during the September review meeting;
  • Pass the exam and have it processed by IAEM Headquarters by Oct. 19, 2020; and
  • Let IAEM Headquarters know you will be attending the awards banquet at the conference.

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