Monday, December 16, 2013

APA Issues Document Showing Maintenance of Certification Requirements and Useful Products

APA today issued a summary of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology's (ABPN) requirements regarding maintenance of certification (MOC). Also included is a list of the many products APA has prepared to help its members meet MOC requirements. The new document outlines a schedule that the ABPN will use to phase in various components of the MOC requirement based on the year in which a psychiatrist was originally certified. It shows the total number of CME credits required by year of original certification and the program units that psychiatrists will need to complete. In addition, the document describes components and requirements of the Continuous Pathway to Lifelong Learning Program (CP-MOC) for diplomates certified or recertified in 2012 or later.

To help members who are engaged in the MOC process, APA has developed self-assessment tools, performance-in-practice modules, and examination-preparation products. A list of these is also part of the new document.

Click here to access the APA MOC document, which is accessible on the APA website to members only. To read more about MOC, see the Psychiatric News article "ABPN Leaders Explain Goals, Background of MOC Program."

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