Starting November 5, 2012, the AEMP Certified Equipment Manager (CEM) exam will be available four times a year at testing sites in more than 165 countries around the world and all 50 states in the U.S.
This is the first time the exam is being offered nationwide and globally at a site other than one of AEMP’s two annual conferences.
“This is going to open up the CEM certification to those professionals who previously felt it wasn’t within their reach due to time or travel constraints,” Jim Phillips, AEMP vice-president of education, said.
The CEM exam will be available at secure testing sites offered through Pearson VUE, a leading provider of proctored, computer-based testing solutions. Test sites are listed at pearsonvue.com/vtclocator/. Numerous sites are available and Pearson guarantees a site within 50 miles of a potential test-taker in the U.S.
Along with the increase in test locations, AEMP is now offering the exam four times a year, for two full weeks each test quarter. It will also continued to be offered in conjunction with the Professional Development Institute (PDI) at AEMP’s two annual events for asset management professionals, the Management Conference and Annual Meeting, held each spring, and the Asset Management Symposium, which takes place in the fall.
Those choosing to test at one of the two meetings can better prepare for the exam by taking advantage of peer-to-peer learning at the PDI, while global exam participants may choose to prepare online with the PDI Level 2 courses at AEMP University, aempu.org.