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Exam Preparation

The ABEM Maintenance of Certification Program Examination is a four hour exam administered online through a third-party software called QuestionMark. 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.

QuestionMark online examination program details

Wondering how the exam interface will look?  Or if it will work correctly on your device?  Click the link above for system requirements and a sample question.

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.  

Study Resources

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