2020 Examination Dates

Please note: Due to the impact of COVID-19 on the healthcare community, the Academy has revised the testing schedule as follows:

August/September Testing Period CANCELED

November/December Testing Period

Registration OpensApril 7, 2020Candidates may register online by creating/logging in to their AAHIVM account. All CME documentation must be submitted at the time of registration.
Early Registration ClosesAugust 31, 2020Early Registration closes at midnight Eastern Time.
Late Registration ClosesOctober 13, 2020Late Registration closes at midnight Eastern Time. Only complete applications will be considered.
Testing Window OpensNovember 3, 2020Login information for the online testing system will be sent via e-mail on this day. Paper Exams will be mailed to arrive around this date.
Testing Window ClosesDecember 1, 2020Online Exams must be submitted by midnight, Eastern Time.
Paper Exams must be postmarked by this date.
Exam Results PostedNo later than January 8, 2021Exam Results are sent via e-mail by the end of the day.

January/February Testing Period

Registration OpensNovember 10, 2020Candidates may register online by creating/logging in to their AAHIVM account. All CME documentation must be submitted at the time of registration.
Registration ClosesJanuary 12, 20212nd Wave Registration closes at midnight Eastern Time
Testing Window OpensJanuary 26, 2021Login information for the online testing system will be sent via e-mail. Paper Exams will be mailed to arrive around this date.
Testing Window ClosesFebruary 23, 2021Online Exams must be submitted by midnight, Eastern Time.
Paper Exams must be postmarked by this date.
Exam Results PostedNo later than March 9, 2021Exam Results are sent via e-mail by the end of the day.

Updated Academy Policies

    • Results from the November/December testing period may not be available before the end of the calendar year. All candidates that pass the exam during this period will have their credential conferred as of January 1, 2021, ensuring there will be no gap for renewal candidates.
    • Candidates who do not pass the exam in the November/December testing period will be allowed a free retake of the exam during the January/February testing period, per the Academy’s normal retesting policy.
    • Candidates who earn a passing score in the January/February testing period will have their credential retroactively conferred as of January 1, 2021 and it will expire on December 31, 2023 to conform with the Academy’s operational procedures.

Retake Policy

The Academy allows for one complimentary retake of the HIV Credentialing Exam if there is another testing period available during the same testing cycle.  Candidates who do not earn a passing score during the November/December testing period will be automatically re-registered, without charge, for the January/February testing period.

Candidates who only take the exam during the January/February testing period are not eligible for a complementary retake.