Advancing Neuromuscular, Musculoskeletal, & Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Self-Assessment Examinations

The AANEM offers two Self-Assessment Examinations (SAEs) -- one for Neuromuscular Medicine (NMSAE) and the other for Electrodiagnostic Medicine (EDXSAE).  Committees composed of neurologists and physiatrists develop both examinations, which are intended for two purposes:
  • Individuals - Study guides for physicians that meet Maintenace of Certification Program requirements.
  • Training Programs - Teaching tools for residency and fellowship programs.

To learn more about our SAEs, click on the links on this page. 

Electrodiagnostic Self-Assessment Examination (EDXSAE) - tests knowledge in electrodiagnostic medicine

• 1-hour video waveform and anatomy portion
• 2-hour written portion
• 2-hour optional review session (for Training Programs only)
• Receive AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM 

Neuromuscular Medicine Self-Assessment Examination (NMSAE) - tests knowledge in neuromuscular medicine

• 2-hour written portion
• 1-hour optional review session (for Training Programs only)
• Receive AMA PRA Category 1 credits

Important Dates for the 2015 Proctored EDX and NM SAEs

• December 8th, 2014: Registration Begins
• March 13th, 2015: Early Registration Deadline
• April 3rd, 2015: Registration Deadline
   *If registering after April 3rd, a late fee will be assessed.
• May 4th - 11th, 2015: Exam Dates

The SAEs are offered as a teaching tool to both individuals and training institutions. Institutions proctoring the SAEs or an individual completing the SAEs as an enduring material have sole rights to the SAE results, respectively. The AANEM does not offer a pass/fail grade for SAEs. AANEM does offer SAE National Average Results for both individuals and training institutions annually. The National Average Results by Training Level can be found online once available.


The AANEM SAEs offer CME credits and meet MOCP requirements for ABPN and ABPMR. 

Learn more about these effective study guides.


Compare your SAE scores against national averages:

2014 NMSAE

Training Program

Academic training programs use the AANEM's EDXSAE and the NMSAE as educational tools for their residents and fellows.