AEM®/CEM® Preparatory Courses and Exam Offerings

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.

Setting up an AEM/CEM Exam at a Location Near You

(02 Jan 2018) Candidates must request the AEM/AEM exam at least 14 business days in advance. See the Study Guide for details on how to set up an exam at a location near you. No exams or exam requests will be processed between Dec. 14, 2018 and Jan. 3, 2019.

(10 Sept 2018) No certification preparatory courses, exams or exam requests will be scheduled or processed between Feb. 22 and Mar. 18, 2019, due to the implementation of the new database system.

Eligible proctors would be someone in the education or registrar department at a local high school, university, community college, military installation, a State OEM Training Coordinator, a current IAEM Board Member, Certification Commissioner, or IAEM staff. The proctor will need to be someone who does not work with the candidate on a regular basis or have a personal relationship with the candidate.

If you wish to set up an official group exam offering please contact IAEM staff member Chelsea Firth at Please indicate how many can participate; the date, time and location of the event; and who will be the proctor.

Schedule of Upcoming Courses and Exams

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

Nov. 17, 2018, AEM/CEM Prep Course & Exam, Buzzards Bay, MA

Dec. 20, 2018, AEM/CEM Exam, San José, CA (invitation code only)

Feb. 11, 2019, AEM/CEM Exam, Reno, NV

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