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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.

June 20, 2019, AEM/CEM Exam, Warwick, RI

  • Location: 2019 Rhode Island Preparedness Conference, Knight Campus - Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI), 400 East Ave, Warwick, RI 02886
  • AEM/CEM Exam Date/Time: Thursday, June 6, 2019, 9:30am-11:30 a.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: Stephen Conard, State Exercise Officer, RIAEM
  • Registration Deadline: June 6, 2019 (Onsite registration is not available)

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 (Onsite registration is not available)

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 (Onsite registration is not available)
     

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