Certification Examination | CANCELLED

APPLY BEFORE APRIL-1 to get the normal rate

  • Email all documentation to the National Office at [email protected]
  • After verification, you will receive a link to pay for the exam (check your SPAM/TRASH folder also as this comes from a website and some security systems block these)
  • After receiving payment, you will receive a receipt verifying payment.
  • Prior to the test, you will receive a letter (which you MUST bring to the exam with you) from the National Office verifying your participation in the exam.
  • Individuals with learning disabilities who require special dispensation assistance (in BOLD) MUST apply in writing and supply all necessary documentation at least 60 days prior to the exam.


  • $250.00* - if apply before April 1
  • $300.00* - if apply between April 2 and May 1
  • After May 1 applications are not accepted
  • Online payment processing fee is $5.00


  • You must be 21 years of age.
  • You must be a AEMA Member in good standing.
  • You must meet one of the following requirements:
    1. You have 4 Year College degree, and 2 years paid non-student employment in Athletic Equipment Management.
    2. You have 1,400 Hours Student Athletic Equipment Management experienced and a 4 year college degree.
      1. (college students in the last year of their degree program may take exam and will become certified when they provide a copy of their diploma)
      2. (Student hours are acceptable for a period of two years immediately following the end of employment)


  • Employment Verification A letter verifying employment for each school/organization worked for. This letter must be from either the Personnel office or the Athletic Director. Each letter should clearly state the type of employment and the beginning/ending dates of employment. Each letter must be on official letterhead or have a stamp/seal for the school/organization. You need to document 2 years of paid non-student experience if you have a College degree
    Student managers experience (1400 Hours) must also be submitted on AEMA Student Manager Time Logs. Time logs must be completely filled out and signed by the supervisor.
  • Proof of Age (photo copy of birth certificate or driver’s license)
  • Proof of Education (photo copy of College diploma or transcript)
  • You must be an active member in the AEMA, with all dues paid.
  • Pay Registration Fee $250.00 postmarked before April 1 OR $300.00 postmarked April 2-May 1. After May 1 all applications will be returned. Make sure to order the AEMA Certification Manual if you do not have one to study. MAKE ALL CHECKS PAYABLE TO: AEMA


The certification test is based on the Role Delineation Study. Questions are taken from the AEMA Certification Manual, and previously published AEMA Journals. A copy of the Certification Manual may be purchased for $65.00 (includes shipping). Journals are available on-line in the "Members" section.


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