Process Overview and Resources
Accreditation Process Overview
Submit the completed application
with supporting materials and pay the appropriate fee. The applicant will receive confirmation when payment is submitted.
The AANEM Accreditation Committee and Subcommittee will review the application and submit the recommendation to the AANEM Board of Directors as to whether the laboratory should be granted accreditation or provisional accreditation, or denied accreditation. The AANEM Board of Directors has final approval of all accreditation applications.
A letter indicating the laboratory’s status will be sent to the primary contact. The letter will also include a section of information about the newly accredited laboratory’s address, phone number, and name of lab. Applicants will reply back so that information can be added to the AANEM’s “Find an Accredited Lab” section of the website, and for the correct spelling of any printed certificates. Applicants granted accreditation will enter a five-year cycle for reaccreditation.
Laboratories granted provisional accreditation will have 6-12 months to resolve any concerns identified by the Accreditation Committee. Applicants denied accreditation may reapply in one year.
Accreditation with exemplary status is the highest level of accreditation recognized by the AANEM. Exemplary status is granted to laboratories with 100% of the practicing neurologists and PMR physicians certified by at least one of the following boards:
American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM)
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in Clinical Neurophysiology or Neuromuscular Medicine
American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in Neuromuscular Medicine
Academic institutions that train residents or fellows in neuromuscular and/or EDX medicine will be granted exemplary status if all core personnel have attained advanced certification.
Laboratories will be assessed the following fees for the accreditation process:
*Application is customized based on the staff composition of each laboratory
Accreditation Fee (1-3 physicians) - $1000
Fee for Each Physician over 3 - $200
Fee per Satellite Laboratory - $200
Reaccreditation Fee - $750
To help you complete the Electrodiagnostic Laboratory Accreditation process, the AANEM has compiled a list of resources for you. They include everything from sample policies you can download and personalize to a checklist you can use to ensure you have completed all the necessary requirements to submit your application:
Of course, the AANEM's number one resource is its staff. Don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
with your questions.