CME Credits

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Annual Meeting 

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry designates this live activity for a maximum of 50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

The following is a breakdown of maximum CME credits offered by session type:

  • Clinical Case Conference: 2 credits
  • Clinical Consultation Breakfast: 1.5 credits
  • Clinical Perspectives: 2.5 credits
  • Clinical Practicum: 7 credits
  • Extended Workshop: 6-8 credits
  • Honors Presentation: 0.75-2.5
  • Institute: 6-8 credits
  • Media Theatre: 2-3 credits
  • Member Services Forum: 1-3 credits
  • Other Program: 1.5-7 credits
  • Special Interest Study Group: 1.5 credits
  • Symposium: 2.5 credits
  • Systems of Care Special Program: 7 credits
  • Workshop: 3 credits* 

The following programs are not accredited for CME: Caucuses; Committee Meetings; Corporate Roundtable; Distinguished Member Awards Lunch; International Orientation; Junior Research Scholars Lunch; Medical Students and Residents Networking Hour; Monitor Orientation; Networking for International Attendees and Presentation of International Awards; New Research Posters; Open Mic Night; Research Pipeline: New Findings on Medications and Other Therapeutics; Young Leaders Awards Breakfast; and Wellness Activities. 

*Workshop 26 titled “Helping You Know What You Don’t Know: A Self-Assessment Review of Psychopharmacology” offers ABPN-approved self-assessment credit and will offer its own separate CME certificate. The credit earned from this session should not be included with the master CME certificate used for the rest of the meeting. 

Self-Assessment Exam

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry designates this enduring material for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed the 2019 AACAP Annual Meeting Self-Assessment Exam and has approved this product as part of a comprehensive CME and self-assessment program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of maintenance of certification.


How do you earn CME credit? 

Annual Meeting

CME credit is earned by attending educational sessions. For each hour you attend an educational session, you earn 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. It is your responsibility to keep track of the sessions you attend. You should note the sessions you attend in your Program Book or AACAP app and keep it for your records. AACAP does not keep records of registrants' attendance at individual Annual Meeting sessions. 

Self-Assessment Exam

CME credit is earned by completing the 100-question exam and evaluation. Users should then review their exam feedback to best determine future CME activity planning.


How can I obtain a CME certificate from the 66th Annual Meeting?

Annual Meeting 

To access your CME certificate:

  • Go to and login using your existing AACAP username and password. Be sure to use the same username and password you used to register for the meeting. Click “Forgot my password or my username” if you need it to be emailed to you.
  • Once logged in, click the red “Access Your Courses” button.
  • You will be directed to the Pathways homepage and the course “AACAP’s 66th Annual Meeting” will appear in the “Incomplete Courses” section.
  • Select the link or the “Launch” button to begin.
  • Complete the general evaluation.
  • Next, claim the number of hours of CME credit.
  • Finally, print or save your CME certificate. A copy will also be emailed to you. 

Self-Assessment Exam

You will be able to print out your Annual Meeting Self-Assessment Exam CME certificate once the 100-question exam and evaluation survey are completed. 

Will a record be kept of my 66th Annual Meeting CME activities?

Registrants' attendance at individual sessions is not recorded by AACAP. It is your responsibility to keep track of which sessions you attend and claim only those credits commensurate with the extent of your participation in the educational activity. We recommend you note the sessions you attend in the Program Book (distributed onsite at the meeting) and keep it for your records. 

Will I earn CME credits by purchasing the session recordings or notebooks from AACAP's meetings?

No. CME credit is not available for session recordings or notebooks purchased from AACAP meetings.

For additional information on CME, please contact the Meetings & CME Department via email at or at 202.966.7300, ext. 2007.