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Where do I take the Exam?

Candidates can take the exam at their home or workplace. A quiet location is required. The exam is proctored via webcam, so candidates will need a computer with a webcam in order to sit for the exam.  The ABEM does not provide a webcam for the exam. The exam candidate will need to use a computer with a webcam built in or obtain add-on webcam to be used for the exam. A strong internet connection and a quiet space will be needed (no one else can be in the room while you are taking the exam).  The exam is proctored by AI (artificial intelligence) software, so it will flag certain eye or body movements as cheating (manually reviewed by our staff).  More details on this will be provided closer to the exam date.


What is the exam format?

The exam is a multiple choice written exam. There are approximately 100 questions. There is a 2 hour time limit to complete the exam. 


Why should I take the exam?

Participation in the Certificate of Added Qualification exam shows to your patients and colleagues your specialty expertise and knowledge in neuromuscular ultrasound.


How will I know if my application has been accepted or rejected?

Once all your application is received and reviewed, you will be notified that your application has been accepted or rejected via email.  


How do I withdraw my application?

For information about cancellations and refunds, please reference the Withdrawing from the Exam page.


If I withdraw my application will the examination fees be refunded?

For information about cancellations and refunds, please reference the Withdrawing from the Exam page.


Once I pass the Neuromuscular Ultrasound examination, do I have to do anything else?

No.  The Certificate of Added Qualification is a one-time examination with no maintenance of certification activities and no expiration.


Once the examination is complete, how soon will I receive the results?

You will be notified of the results of the examination by the date listed in the Key Exam Dates page. 

I have an EMG certification from another country. Is this equivalent qualification for this Certificate of Added Qualification?

No.  Only those who hold active ABEM certifications are eligible.


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