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Online Certification Exam Requests

The IAEM Certification Exam is available online! A how-to guide for requesting the online exam can be found here. Request the online exam using this online form.

Note

  • Candidate must provide proctor's direct email address. A testing facility email is not acceptable.
  • The candidate is not permitted to take the online exam on his/her personal or work computer. The candidate must use a computer with Internet connection provided by an approved proctor. Further information about approved proctors can be found on page 5 of the IAEM Study Guide.

Scheduling an AEM/CEM Exam Near You

Candidates must request the AEM/CEM exam at least 14 business days in advance. See the Study Guide on pages 5-6 for details on how to set up an exam at a location near you. No exams or exam requests will be processed between: Dec. 13, 2019 and Jan. 3, 2020

If you wish to set up an official group exam offering please contact IAEM staff member Chelsea Firth at Chelsea@iaem.com.

Preparatory Course

The preparatory course includes: Review of CEM program requirements (experience, education, professional contributions and more); explanation of the AEM program requirements; application procedures; tips for successful program completion; an overview of the AEM/CEM exam; the standards upon which the exam is based; sample exam questions; and a Q&A period. Please come prepare to ask specific questions related to the program and/or to your personal credentials submission.

  • Purpose: To relieve exam anxiety, not to teach emergency management principles.
  • How: Discuss the AEM/CEM exam mechanics; facilitate an interactive discussion of emergency management principles; cross-walk through practice exam questions.
  • Who should attend? The AEM/CEM Exam Prep Course is intended for professional emergency managers interested in obtaining the Certified Emergency Manager designation. A Certified Emergency Manager is an individual who possesses the knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively manage a comprehensive disaster/emergency management program.That program can be in, but is not limited to, government, business and industry, military, health care or educational institutions.
  • Cost: $495 per person
  • Note: The Prep Course does not teach emergency management principles.

Schedule of Upcoming Courses and Exams

A minimum of 10 registrants are required. Register online here.


April 6, 2020, Prep Course and Exam, Falls Church, VA

  • Location: IAEM Headquarters, 201 Park Washington Court, Falls Church, VA 22046
  • AEM/CEM Preparatory Course Date/Time: Monday, April 6, 2020, 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
  • AEM/CEM Exam Date/Time: Monday, April 6, 2020, 2:30- 4:30 p.m.
  • AEM/CEM Certification Application Fee: Certification application fee must be paid prior to sitting for the exam ($410 USD IAEM members; $620USD non-members). Pay the application fee here.
  • PLUS you also must register to sit for the exam. If you are taking the AEM/CEM Prep Course, you must register and pay the fee for the course, which is $495. Register online here.
  • Proctor: Jody Carter, CEM
  • Registration DeadlineMarch 23, 2020 (Onsite registration is not available)


June 29, 2020, Prep Course and Exam, Chicago, IL

  • Location: National Homeland Security Conference, Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
  • AEM/CEM Preparatory Course Date/Time: Monday, June 29., 2020, 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
  • AEM/CEM Exam Date/Time: Monday, June 29., 2020, 2:00- 4:00 p.m.
  • AEM/CEM Certification Application Fee: Certification application fee must be paid prior to sitting for the exam ($410 USD IAEM members; $620USD non-members). Pay the application fee here.
  • PLUS you also must register to sit for the exam. If you are taking the AEM/CEM Prep Course, you must register and pay the fee for the course, which is $495. Register online here.
  • Proctor: Glenn Jones, CEM
  • Registration DeadlineJune 15, 2020 (Onsite registration is not available)



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