Information for CIDP Exam

Who Can Take the Examination?

The CIDP Knowledge Examination is open to physicians, physician assistants, and other allied health professionals interested in testing their knowledge in CIDP. Grifols personnel who have been extensively trained in CIDP diagnosis and treatment may sit for the exam. Employees of pharmaceutical companies may not take the examination until 2019, unless they are employed at Grifols.

Individuals taking the exam will provide their current employment situation, title, and name of employer. Individuals also agree they understand that passing the CIDP examination does not certify clinical expertise or confer any clinical privileges, and does not qualify the individual to perform or interpret needle EMGs or NCSs.

Will this knowledge assessment examination fulfill my Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements for self-assessment?

Yes. Both the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) have approved this activity for Self-Assessment MOC credit.

Individuals taking the exam will need to submit a Proctor Contract which is due by May 4, 2017.

The contract can be submitted via e-mail to, fax to 507.288.1225, or mail to AANEM, 2621 Superior Dr. NW. Rochester, MN 55901.

Proctors can be, but are not limited to: Lab Medical Director, Supervisor, Physician, or Co-worker.

If your proctor does not fit into one of the above criteria, please contact AANEM at 507.288.0100

Key Dates

Registration opens April 1, 2017
Early Application Deadline April 18, 2017
Application Deadline May 2, 2017
Examination Fee and Refund Request Deadline May 2, 2017
Proctor Contract Deadline    May 4, 2017
Eligibility Notification       May 13, 2017
CIDP Examination          May 18 or 19, 2017
Notification of Examination Results July 7, 2017


The AANEM supports the intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Board will make a reasonable effort to provide qualified candidates who have documented disabilities the necessary auxiliary aids and services that do not fundamentally alter the measurement of the skills or knowledge the Board’s program is intended to test or result in an undue burden [Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) §309(b)(3)]. Candidates desiring accommodations for documented disabilities must detail, in writing, accommodations requested for test taking. Please e-mail staff at or send to 2621 Superior Drive NW. Rochester, MN 55901. Request must be received no later than May 2, 2017.

Reference Material

Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) is a disorder of the peripheral nervous system and the focus of the examination. Information needed for this examination is available in standard textbooks and journals (see below) dealing with neuromuscular disease, peripheral neuropathy, electrodiagnostic studies and general neurology. It may be helpful to attend relevant courses offered at the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) annual meeting. AANEM publications including monographs and course books are also excellent study resources. Please note the AANEM does not necessarily consult these sources when developing examination questions.

The following journal articles have been chosen by the CIDP Examination Committee to be helpful when studying for the examination:


Plasmapheresis in CIDP
Corticosteroids in IVIG
Other immunosuppressants in CIDP

General review articles:

Corticosteroids in CIDP
CIDP Treatment Update
Review of CIDP treatment
Review of CIDP treatment #2
Broad review of CIDP, including some basic science concepts
Acquired immune demyelinating neuropathies


Nandedkar Production EMG Videos


Laboratory Accreditation


2015 AANEM Coding Guide now available