The Institute of Asset Management (The IAM)
The IAM is the international professional body for whole life management of physical assets.
Achieving an IAM Qualification enables you to be the best you can be as an asset manager: you’ll gain professional recognition, increased insight and improved job prospects.
The IAM Qualifications are designed to promote good asset management concepts and practices, establish career paths and make recruitment and appointment to asset management roles more efficient and effective.
Whether you are new to asset management or have initial, specialist or management experience, our Qualifications will help you to develop as an individual and a professional, giving you formal recognition for your asset management knowledge and understanding.
The IAM’s Certificate and Diploma examination assessments are provided through Pearson VUE test centres, of which there are over 3,500 test centres worldwide.
Preparation is the key to success
The IAM Examinations Board does not prescribe how a candidate should prepare for the examination – that is a choice for the candidate to make based on their experience, learning preferences and existing knowledge of the subject.
Self-guided study If you prefer a self-guided study programme, please refer to the IAM’s recommended reading list as a starting point. We recommend approximately 150 hours of self-study for the Certificate and 200 hours for the Diploma.
IAM Endorsed Training Providers If you prefer to undertake formal training before sitting your exam, we recommend that you contact one of our IAM Endorsed Trainers. These are organisations that have provided evidence of their ability to offer approved training. The IAM has no commercial relationship with Endorsed Trainers.
Schedule an Exam
Appointments may be made in advance or 24 hours before the day you wish to test, subject to availability. Login to create or access your IAM account and register for an exam.
If you have a disability and require a specific (non-ESL) accommodation, such as a time extension or a reader / recorder, you will need to obtain prior approval from The IAM before Pearson VUE can complete your booking.
To apply for an accommodation please email exams@theIAM.org
If you have any questions, please contact exams@theIAM.org
We ask that you arrive at the test center 15 minutes before your scheduled exam appointment time. This will give you adequate time to complete the necessary sign-in procedures. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, you may be refused admission and the exam fees will be forfeited.
You are required to present two forms of original (no photocopies), valid (unexpired) IDs; one form as a primary ID (with name, photo and signature) and one form as a secondary ID (with name and signature). The first and last name that you used to register must match exactly the first and last name on the ID that is presented on test day. All IDs required must be issued by the country in which you are testing. If you do not have the qualifying ID issued from the country you are testing in, a passport from your country of citizenship is required, along with a secondary ID. If you have any questions or concerns about the ID you are required to bring with you to the testing center for admittance for your exam please contact Pearson VUE customer Service at pearsonvue.com/contact. To view the full ID policy please visit pearsonvue.com/policies/2s.pdf.
You must contact Pearson VUE or access your online Pearson VUE account to reschedule your exam a minimum of 24 hours prior to your appointment. Exams cannot be rescheduled less than 24 hours prior to your appointment. Failure to reschedule in time or failure to appear for your appointment will result in the forfeiture of your exam fee.
You must contact Pearson VUE or access your online Pearson VUE account to cancel your exam at least a minimum of 24 hours prior to your appointment. Exams cannot be cancelled less than 24 hours prior to your appointment. Failure to cancel in time or failure to appear for your appointment will result in the forfeiture of your exam fee.
Your exam results will be available immediately after you have completed your exam and the exit survey. Your result(s) score report is available online via your Pearson Vue test account.
In exam tool
The examinations are 'closed book’ which means you cannot bring any reference materials into the exam, including dictionaries, electronic and internet sources. However, a calculator and scratch pad applications are available in the exam system.