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.
Applicants can request an individual exam offering by completing an exam request form. If you have any issues please email Sharon Kelly.
The proctor must be an unbiased party and must fulfill one of the following:
A proctor cannot be:
See the Updated Resource List for a list of resources that can be used to make up an exam.
The AEM/CEM exam has 120 multiple-choice questions. One hundred of these questions will be scored. IAEM will determine exam results using scaled scoring. Scaled scoring is a representation of the total number of correct answers an applicant has provided that has been converted into a standardized scale. The passing score is 500 on a scale of 200 to 800. Examinees will be allowed 2.5 hours for the exam.
Applicants who are ready to schedule an individual exam should complete the exam request form giving the proctor's complete contact information, date of the exam, and 14 business day’s notice.
The IAEM website has a listing of official preparatory course and/or exam offerings that have been arranged through IAEM. As more official offerings are finalized they will be added to the webpage.
Group exam offerings may be arranged by contacting IAEM staff member Albon Yowell at Albon@iaem.com.
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.
Offered in partnership with MindEdge Learning, this prep course allows USA applicants to prepare for the IAEM Certification process through a self-study at your own pace. The course offers curated learning, review materials, and sample test questions designed to support students in preparing for the AEM or CEM certification.
Course may be purchased through the MindEdge Website: https://catalog.mindedge.com/iaem
**IAEM Members receive a 25% discount using code: Click here!
Please note that this course cannot be used to meet EM or GM training requirements. The content of the course is designed for applicants taking the USA Exam.
All questions about the course should be directed to MindEdge Learning.
A minimum of 10 registrants are required for preparatory courses
June 28, 2023, Online AEM/CEM Exam, Stony Brook, NY
July 24, 2023, Online AEM/CEM Preparatory Course and/or Exam, Chicago, Illinois
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