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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: 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 14, 2019, AEM/CEM Prep Course & Exam, San Antonio, TX

  • LocationTexas Emergency Management Conference, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 900 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205
  • AEM/CEM Preparatory Course Date/Time: Sunday, April 14, 2019, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • AEM/CEM Exam Date/Time: Sunday, April 14, 2019, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
  • AEM/CEM Certification Application Fee: Certification application fee must be paid prior to sitting for the exam ($395 USD IAEM members; $595 USD 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: Daryl Spiewak, CEM
  • Registration DeadlineApril 1, 2019

Apr. 16, 2019, AEM/CEM Exam, Lynnwood, WA

  • Location: Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference, Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036.
  • AEM/CEM Exam Date/Time: Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2019, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • AEM/CEM Certification Application Fee: Certification application fee must be paid prior to sitting for the exam ($395 USD IAEM members; $595 USD non-members). Pay the application fee here.
  • PLUS you also must register to sit for the exam.  Register online here.
  • Instructor: Sarah Miller, CEM
  • Registration Deadline: Apr. 2, 2019

April 29, 2019, AEM/CEM Exam, Columbus, OH

  • Location: Ohio Emergency Management Agency, 2855 W. Dublin Granville Rd., Columbus, OH 43235
  • AEM/CEM Exam Date/Time: Monday, April 29, 2019, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • AEM/CEM Certification Application Fee: Certification application fee must be paid prior to sitting for the exam ($395 USD IAEM members; $595 USD non-members). Pay the application fee here.
  • PLUS you also must register to sit for the exam. Register online here.
  • Instructor: Lee Foster, CEM
  • Registration DeadlineApr. 15, 2019

April 30, 2019, AEM/CEM Exam, Anchorage, AK

  • Location: Alaska Spring Preparedness Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, May 1-2, 2019.
  • AEM/CEM Exam Date/Time: Tuesday, Apr. 30, 2019, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • AEM/CEM Certification Application Fee: Certification application fee must be paid prior to sitting for the exam ($395 USD IAEM members; $595 USD non-members). Pay the application fee here.
  • PLUS you also must register to sit for the exam. Register online here.
  • Instructor: Sarah Miller, CEM
  • Registration Deadline: Apr. 16, 2019

May 28, 2019, AEM/CEM Exam, Ocean City, MD

  • Location: 2019 MDEMA Symposium, Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel – Oceanfront, 10100 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842.
  • AEM/CEM Exam Date/Time: Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • AEM/CEM Certification Application Fee: Certification application fee must be paid prior to sitting for the exam ($395 USD IAEM members; $595 USD non-members).  Pay the application fee here.
  • PLUS you also must register to sit for the exam. Register online here.
  • Instructor: Eric Morgan, Training Educator, DEMA
  • Registration Deadline: May 14, 2019

June 1, 2019, AEM/CEM Exam, Miami, FL

  • Location: Florida International University, 11200 SW 8th St., Miami, FL
  • AEM/CEM Exam Date/Time: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 10:00am-12:00 p.m.
  • AEM/CEM Certification Application Fee: Certification application fee must be paid prior to sitting for the exam ($395 USD IAEM members; $595 USD non-members).  Pay the application fee here.
  • PLUS you also must register to sit for the examRegister online here.
  • Instructor: Ruben Almaguer, CEM
  • Registration DeadlineMay 17, 2019

June 21, 2019, AEM/CEM Prep Course & Exam, Phoenix, AZ

  • Location: National Homeland Security Conference, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ.
  • AEM/CEM Preparatory Course Date/Time: Friday, June 21, 2019, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • AEM/CEM Exam Date/Time: Friday, June 21, 2019, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
  • AEM/CEM Certification Application Fee: Certification application fee must be paid prior to sitting for the exam ($395 USD IAEM members; $595 USD 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: Keith Dowler, CEM
  • Registration Deadline: June 7, 2019

Sept. 3, 2019, AEM/CEM Prep Course & Exam, Louisville, KY

  • Location: Kentucky Emergency Services Conference, Crown Plaza, 830 Phillips Ln, Louisville, KY 40209.
  • AEM/CEM Preparatory Course Date/Time: Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • AEM/CEM Exam Date/Time: Tuesday, Sept. 3, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  • AEM/CEM Certification Application Fee: Certification application fee must be paid prior to sitting for the exam ($395 USD IAEM members; $595 USD 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: Rick Cox, CEM
  • Registration Deadline: Aug. 20, 2019
     

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