About “Proctoring Fees”

TAGME has recently been made aware of some locations within our partner-vendor’s assessment testing site network collecting (or attempting to) a proctoring fee directly from certification candidates. To be clear, all fees paid to the testing locations originate from our vendor (Assessment Systems) with whom they have independently contracted with. This is cost included in TAGME’s contracted fees with the vendor.

If you have paid a proctoring fee at the testing site location, and can provide the necessary documentation, TAGME will refund the amount. Please send an email with your full name, assessment location, date of assessment, and proof of payment to Proof of payment can be a receipt from the testing site, cancelled check (made out to the testing site), or copy of a credit card/bank statement showing the amount, date and testing site name/location. Unfortunately we are unable to refund any fees paid without proof of payment. Refunds will be made by check.

Registration for 2019 Retake Assessments now open

Candidates seeking to retake the 2019 Initial or 2019 Maintenance of Certification assessment may now register for a second attempt. The fee to retake a 2019 assessment is $150.00. ONLY credit card payments are accepted for retake fees and can be paid through the TAGME PayPal portal on our About the Assessments page.

To register for a Retake, log back in to your TAGME-Certifior account and select the appropriate Retake assessment. Provide your name and the same email used to initially register. Request your preferred test site, date and time in the pop-up window. Click through the billing page and confirm your registration. Retake assessment appointments may be requested (pending site availability) for any date until 12/31/19.

Note: Certifior will generate another Invoice for the Retake registration. Please include this number in the indicated field when paying the assessment fee.


In recent weeks, TAGME has been made aware of unsolicited emails received by Program Directors and Program Coordinators from a recruiting firm (CareerMD). The subject line of these emails is “TAGME Certification Event” and invites program coordinators to attend one of their physician recruiting events to receive information regarding TAGME certification. See sample here.

To clarify, TAGME has no relationship with CareerMD, has not provided the information contained in the “packet” disseminated at the these recruiting events, nor shared ANY proprietary information (including member emails) with CareerMD.

REMEMBER: The only source of information regarding TAGME certification is or a presentation by a TAGME certified member at a specialty Med Ed event or meeting.  No other study materials, books, downloads or other materials have been approved by or published in conjunction with the National Board for Certification of Training Administrators in Graduate Medical Education (TAGME).2

Big Changes Coming for 2019 TAGME Certification!

TAGME is partnering with an outside vendor to assist with the administration and
delivery of our 2019 Certification Assessment.  This exciting shift will:

1. Change the existing assessment from 2-part format to a single 3.5-4 hour computer-based live proctored session for Initial and Maintenance of Certification candidates.

2. Allow TAGME applicants the flexibility to self-schedule a preferred date to complete the assessment within either Session 1 or Session 2 at one of hundreds of U.S. and international test site locations.

3. Give retake candidates opportunity to do so within the same calendar year as the initial attempt.

4. Ensure all assessments are delivered and completed in a consistent, secure testing environment.

5. Expedite the grading and credentialing process.

The TAGME Certification Assessments content will broadly remain the same and focus on requirements, terms and processes related to the ACGME, ECFMG, residency/fellowship match, and other areas of knowledge commonly required for those in a GME program administrator or similar role.  Question types may include multiple choice, short answer or matching. Essay questions have been eliminated.

A comprehensive list of the sources and documents to use will be available to candidates and will be allowed in the assessment session. The information contained within resource list, along with your your day-to-day knowledge of GME program management should adequately prepare you to pass the assessment.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no official study guide or published 
handbook that TAGME recommends or endorses for certification preparation.

As we work to initiate the new platform, updates and additional information will be added to this page. Until then, potential applicants are urged to review our Eligibility Requirements for Initial and Maintenance
of Certification.

2018 Certification Results

We are pleased and proud to present the 145 candidates
that have successfully achieved initial TAGME certification and
the 8 TAGME members successfully completing the Maintenance
of Certification assessment.  Click on the links for the complete lists.
Congratulations all!

2018 TAGME Board of Directors Meeting

In August, TAGME leadership met at the breathtaking Redfield
Estate at the Grove
to review the past year, plan for the 2019 certification
cycle, and install 2018-2019 Executive Committee Officers:

President: Karen Mulcahy, C-TAGME
Cardiovascular Disease – Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Vice President/President-Elect: Annette Lemire, C-TAGME
Otolaryngology – Mayo Clinic, AZ
Secretary (interim): Teri Hill, C-TAGME
Orthopaedics – UTHSC, San Antonio
Treasurer: Vicky Norton, C-TAGME
Orthopaedics, University of Maryland
Past-President: Chris Tutsch, C-TAGME
Orthopaedics – University of Kentucky

Stay tuned for announcements! More information HERE

Wear It Proud!

Demonstrate your certification achievement and commitment to
excellence in GME with our newly designed membership pin. HIgh
quality, gold-plated cloisonné pin measures 1.25″ with a butterfly
back clasp and a velvet storage pouch.  Available only to currently
certified members, limit of 1 per certification cycle.
$9.00 USD includes tax and shipping.


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