I believe that if you pay your money, you can take your test, especially if you are affiliated with the IAEI. I recall no box on the application form that required your substantiation of any affiliation. I took the –3- tests in February of this year, [and thankfully passed], since I wanted to do so in their 1999NEC code cycle. They have since progressed to the 2002 NEC. When you do pass make sure the IAEI gets notified. Perhaps its petty, but it was nice to see my name listed under Member Achievements in the IAEI magazine.