Qualifying Exam

Dates and Fees

  • Qualifying Examination

The second step for ABEM certification in Emergency Medicine is to take and pass the Qualifying Examination, also known as the "written exam." The Qualifying Examination is designed to measure medical knowledge and diagnostic reasoning.

The examination is administered during one week in the fall each year at over 200 computer-based Pearson VUE testing centers in the United States and Canada. The exam contains approximately 305 single-best-answer, multiple choice questions.

To best prepare for the Qualifying Examination review the following sections:

These materials will provide you with the information you need to prepare for, attend, and take the Qualifying Examination.