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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding EM Professional Certifications

How long is exam? You will have 4 hours to complete it, once the exam has been opened. The CPEM exam has 200 multiple choice questions, while the CAEM consists of 100 multiple choice questions.

Is it open or closed book? The professional certification exams are closed book exams.

Have you found there to be material career benefits or advantages to having the CPEM credential? We have several testimonies of the certifications being beneficial to growing careers. Dr. Michael O'Connor, a recipient of the Engineering Manager of the Year Award, offers this endorsement The name of the certification has changed a bit since Dr. O'Connor was first certified, however the career implications remain as strong as ever.

What is the pass rate of an exam for first-time takers? We currently have a 72% pass rate on the first attempt. If an applicant is unsuccessful at the first attempt, ASEM offers a 2nd attempt for no additional charge.

How is the exam proctored? ASEM has partnered with ProctorFree to allow an approved applicant to sit for the exam wherever there is a strong internet connection and at a time most convenient for them. Once a date has been set, the applicant information will be sent to ProctorFree. Soon after, an approved applicant can expect to receive an email with instructions on how to proceed with service of the exam. A camera, microphone and small app from ProctorFree is required on the computer you use.

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