Evidence of self-assessment and CME
  1. Self assessment program - participation in at least 2 major, broad-based self assessment programs during the 10-Year MOC cycle (beginning in 2014, diplomates are required to use only ABPN-approved products for self-assessment activities)
    1. Credits required
      1. 10-Year Maintenance of Certification (diplomates who initially certified or last recertified before 2012)
        1. At least 24 of the CME credits should involve self-assessment
      2. Continuous Maintenance of Certification (diplomates who initially certified or last recertified in 2012 or later)
        1. At least 24 CME credits per three-year stage should involve self-assessment
    2. Feedback must include comparative performance to peers
    3. Self-assessment exams must include no fewer than 25 questions per examination and 2 CME credits per activity
    4. The ABPN also allows a portion of the self-assessment requirement to be filled by non-CME activities.
      1. The options for non-CME self-assessment activity credit include:
        1. Passing an ABPN cognitive examination (certification or MOC).
        2. Approved scientific grant application (funding not required), with documented peer review/feedback. Individuals seeking credit must maintain evidence of grant submission, approval, and peer review/feedback; and attest to a significant/major contribution to the grant writing.
        3. Academic/Scientific journal article accepted for publication, with documented peer review/feedback. Individuals seeking credit must maintain evidence of article submission, acceptance for publication, and peer review/feedback; and attest to a significant/major contribution to the article writing.
        4. Non-CME self-assessment examinations that are part of patient safety courses.
        5. Four hours of peer supervision with documented written feedback (must include comments related to a diplomate’s strengths and weaknesses in their medical knowledge and patient care)
        6. Peer review with documented written feedback (must include comments related to a diplomate’s strengths and weaknesses in their medical knowledge and patient care). 
      2. Eight CME credits from a self-assessment Activity would be waived for one of the options listed above.
      3. Two approved non-CME self-assessment activities will be allowed per 24 required credits. The two activities must be different non- CME activities in order for credit to be given in the same MOC cycle.
  2. CME activities
    1. 300 specialty or sub-specialty, Category 1, CME credits (150 in previous 5 years)

What is AACAP doing for its members to assist with the self-assessment and CME requirements?
To assist members in completing this MOC requirement, as well as preparing for the cognitive examination, the AACAP has prepared the following educational opportunities:

Educational opportunities provided by AACAP to help you fulfill these self-assessment and CME requirements include:

  • Lifelong Learning Modules
    • A series of lifelong learning modules developed each year over a 10-year period on specific disorders. Each module includes relevant literature on targeted topics in child and adolescent psychiatry and seminal articles on the latest research in the field. It also includes a self-assessment exam on the topics covered for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

    • Featured Articles*
      • Module 1 (expired 9/30/2007)

      • Module 2 (expired 9/30/2008)

      • Module 3 (expired 9/30/2009)

      • Module 4 (expired 9/30/2010)

      • Module 5 (expired 9/30/2011)

      • Module 6 (expired 10/1/2012)

      • Module 7 (expired 10/15/2013)

      • Module 8 (expired 10/15/2014)

        • Module 9 (expires 8/31/2015)
          • 38 CME credits, 8 of which count towards self-assessment
          • $180 for members, $220 for non-members; plus S/H

        • Module 10 (expires 8/31/2016)
          • 38 CME credits, 8 of which count towards self-assessment
          • $180 for members, $220 for non-members; plus S/H
        • Module 11 (expires 8/31/2017)
          • 38 CME credits, 8 of which count towards self-assessment
          • $180 for members, $220 for non-members; plus S/H
      • Click here to order your Modules online

      • Click here to download the AACAP publication order form

    • Annual Meeting Self-Assessment Exam
      • The Annual Meeting Self-Assessment Exam is designed to help users assess their level of knowledge regarding current psychiatric practice and clinical advances in the field. Feedback from the exam can be used to guide selection of sessions at the Annual Meeting or future CME activity planning. Available from August to October each year.

    • Live Meetings

    • Online CME

    MOC Part 3 - Cognitive Expertise.