• Residency Program Access to LLSA Tests

    The American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) now allows access to the Lifelong Learning Self-Assessment (LLSA) test content to Emergency Medicine residency programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for educational purposes. Beginning with the 2012 LLSA test, slides of LLSA test questions will be made available annually to residency directors who complete a license agreement and pay a nominal fee of one dollar ($1). The LLSA test provided will be a static, non-functional copy that can be displayed in large or small group settings and used as a tool for review and discussion.

    Although direct access to the active online LLSA test and scoring will continue to be limited to ABEM diplomates and former diplomates attempting to regain certification, it is the Board’s hope that having access to annual LLSA test content will provide residency programs with a useful teaching tool to enhance the residents’ educational experience and facilitate their progress toward ABEM certification.

    Available LLSA Tests

    2014 LLSA
    2015 LLSA
    2016 LLSA 

    Appropriate Use of the LLSA Tests

    The LLSA tests are the copyrighted property of ABEM. Residency programs authorized by ABEM to use LLSA test materials may do so subject to the following terms:

    • Authorized users may participate in discussion groups using the LLSA test
    • Authorized users may not alter the LLSA test or any of its items
    • Authorized users may not copy or distribute copies of the LLSA test or any of its items
    • Authorized users may not develop and distribute or publish any answers to LLSA items
    • Authorized users may not use the LLSA test or any of its items for any commercial purpose whatsoever

    Click here for a complete copy of the ABEM Policy on Acceptable Use of Lifelong Learning Self-Assessment Test Materials.

    How to Request Access to the LLSA Tests

    If you wish to receive a copy of an LLSA test, please complete the LLSA Test Request Form and save it. Then, email the completed form to LLSA.resprograms@abem.org or FAX it to 517.332.3943.

    Do not send any payment with the request form as payment will be submitted later with the signed license agreement.