2021 Examination Dates

January/February Testing Period

The Janaury/February, 2021 Testing Period is the final testing period of the 2020 testing season in which all exams were delayed due to COVID-19 concerns.  The Academy does not regularly offer a testing period during this time of year.

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.

August/September Testing Period

Registration OpensApril 6, 2021Candidates may register online by creating/logging in to their AAHIVM account. All CME documentation must be submitted at the time of registration.
Early Registration ClosesJune 30, 2021Early Registration closes at midnight Eastern Time.
Late Registration ClosesJuly 27, 2021Late Registration closes at midnight Eastern Time. Only complete applications will be considered.
Testing Window OpensAugust 18, 2021Login 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 ClosesSeptember 15, 2021Online Exams must be submitted by midnight, Eastern Time.
Paper Exams must be postmarked by this date.
Exam Results PostedOctober 19, 2021Exam Results are sent via e-mail by the end of the day.

November/December Testing Period

Registration OpensSeptember 1, 2021Candidates may register online by creating/logging in to their AAHIVM account. All CME documentation must be submitted at the time of registration.
Registration ClosesOctober 19, 2021Registration closes at midnight Eastern Time
Testing Window OpensNovember 2, 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 ClosesDecember 1, 2021Online Exams must be submitted by midnight, Eastern Time.
Paper Exams must be postmarked by this date.
Exam Results PostedDecember 14, 2021Exam Results are sent via e-mail by the end of the day.

Updated Academy Policies

Candidates who earn a passing score in the January/February 2021 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 August/September testing period will be automatically re-registered, without charge, for the November/December testing period.

Candidates who only take the exam during the January/February 2021 testing period are not eligible for a complementary retake.