Preparation tip:

"The EDX Self-Assessment Exam (SAE) helped me become familiar with the contents and format of the ABEM examination – especially the video part. A great study tool."  

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Exam Preparation

The ABEM Maintenance of Certification Program Examination is a four hour exam administered online. Candidates will take the exam at their place of work, with the candidate finding a proctor (co-worker, supervisor, etc…) to administer the exam. The proctor will sign a document saying that the test taker is who they say they are and make sure no cheating is occurring.
Prior to the computer-based examination, a detailed analysis of individual questions has been performed and a minimum passing score established. After completion of the exam, ABEM Executive Office Staff will notify candidates whether they passed or failed the examination.

No other information about the examination, examination results, or performance on subsections of the examination will be made available to the candidates.


What to expect when using the online exam administration system: 

Video tutorial - Logging in to access your exam

Video tutorial - Taking the exam

Sample Exam Once you have viewed the videos above, you can log in at this link and take a sample exam.  

Exam Format & Content Breakdown

  • 4 Hours
  • 125 multiple-choice questions
  • Trial questions (unscored) are included. 
View the Exam Content Breakdown for more details on content categories.
The exam tests cognitive knowledge relevant to the clinical experience of electrodiagnostic medicine. Emphasis is placed on the diagnosis, management, and prevention of disease. All questions are written by ABEM certified electrodiagnostic medicine physicians.