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Self-Assessment Examinations

The AANEM offers a variety of self-assessment examinations (SAEs) on electrodiagnostic (EDX) and neuromuscular (NM) medicine topics. Committees composed of neurologists and physiatrists develop both examinations, which are intended for two purposes:
  • Individuals: Study guides for physicians to meet primary board Maintenance of Certification program requirements.
  • Training Program Directors: Teaching tools for residency and fellowship programs.

Electrodiagnostic Self-Assessment Examination (EDXSAE) 

  • 3-hour exam which includes a video waveform and anatomy portion, and written portion
  • 2-hour optional review session
  • Receive 13 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM 

Neuromuscular Medicine Self-Assessment Examination (NMSAE)

  • 2-hour written portion
  • 1-hour optional review session
  • Receive 8 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Topical Self-Assessments (SAs)

These SAs meet ABPN & ABPMR MOC requirements! Also great for studying for the ABEM exam or preparing for the EDX or NM SAEs. Receive 4 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for each SA. The SAs will include between 25-40 questions on the following topics: *Free to members


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 on this page once available.

Compare your SAE scores against the national averages:

2020 EDX SAE
2020 NM SAE
2019 EDX SAE
2019 NM SAE
2018 EDX SAE
2018 NM SAE-Fellow
2018 NM SAE-Resident
2017 EDX SAE
2017 NM SAE-Fellow
2017 NM SAE-Resident
2016 EDX SAE
2016 NM SAE
2015 EDX SAE
2015 NM SAE