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Certified Evaluation & Management Auditor - Orthopaedics Certification Exam

Prepare for the CEMA-O Exam

At the conclusion of the online training event, you will have the opportunity to put what you’ve learned to work and have the chance to earn a new certification! Attendees are invited to take our online certification exam to become a Certified Evaluation & Management Auditor of Orthopaedics.


The Exam

The exam is a timed,130 question test that must be completed during the 4 hour time limit. The exam includes 10 orthopedic-specific patient encounters that must be audited by the examiner. These encounters have 13 corresponding multiple choice questions regarding the audited findings. A passing score of 70% is required.

Testers may use:

  • NAMAS Auditing Manuals (either edition)
  • CPT Book
  • One Audit Tool
  • 1995/1997/CMS Guidelines
Online Exam

AAOE has partnered with NAMAS and with Remote Proctor Now to administer and proctor the Certified Evaluation & Management Auditor of Orthopaedics Certification Exam. Prior to logging into take the CEMA-O exam, please ensure that your computer is equipped with the following:

Computer Type

Please note that Tablets, Hybrid Devices and Mobile Devices are not supported

Operating System

Your computer must be equipped with one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10
  • MAC 10.10, 10.11, 10.12

Required Plug-Ins

You must have the latest version of Adobe Flash installed on your computer

Connection Speed

Your computer must have at least 200kb/s upload speed or greater

Date and Time

Your computer must be accurately set for your local time zone

Webcam& Microphone

For proctoring purposes, your computer must be equipped with a webcam and microphone. You may use either a built-in webcam and microphone or an external webcam and microphone, but please note that external cameras on MACs are not supported.


Registration is now open for the summer and fall CEMA-O online courses!

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