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"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."  

Ikjae Lee, MD
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Exam Preparation

The ABEM Certification Examination is a 4 hour examination available at most testing centers world-wide. The examination is offered specific days each spring.
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. 

Exam Content

The ABEM Initial Examination consists of two portions. One tests the candidates ability to identify electrical potentials (video). The other tests knowledge in 9 core categories of electrodiagnostic medicine. To read more about this, please visit the Exam Content page.


The ABEM Board and the ABEM Exam Committee have released 8 sample questions so candidates can get a better idea of what to expect from their exam.

Study Resources

The ABEM Board and the ABEM Exam Committee have also put together a reference list of study resources for ABEM Initial Examination candidates.