Section 3 Accredited Self-Assessment Program (SAP) – CPA Members only
CPA develops an accredited self-assessment program (SAP) based on accepted conference abstracts. The multiple-choice questionnaire takes approximately three hours to complete and provides a list of sessions to consider attending in addition to your score and referenced answers. There is no additional cost for CPA members/affiliates with paid registration.
Once you complete the SAP, you will receive a certificate of participation. Be sure to keep this certificate and a copy of your results for your records. The Royal College may ask to see these documents in the event of an audit of your self-reported activities.
Frequently asked questions about the SAP
How do I access it?
The Annual Conference Self-Assessment Program 2024 will be available online in September. CPA members who register for the conference and check off the SAP option when registering will automatically receive a link to the SAP once it is available.
What is it?
The Annual Conference Self-Assessment Program 2024 is an online multiple-choice questionnaire that takes approximately three hours to complete, and provides a list of sessions to consider attending at the conference in addition to your score and referenced answers.
Why should I participate in this SAP?
The Royal College now requires participants to complete at least 25 credits in section 3 of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program during a five-year cycle.
Participants receive a detailed report after completing the SAP that includes an overall score, a breakdown of which questions were answered correctly and which were answered incorrectly, as well as references justifying the correct answer. A customized list of suggested sessions to consider attending at the conference is provided*, and participants can also use their results to identify areas for further improvement and develop a personal learning plan.
How much does it cost?
There is no additional cost for CPA members/affiliates to access the accredited SAP with paid conference registration. However, you must check off the SAP option when registering to have access to the program.
Where can I sign up for the SAP?
You need to be a CPA member/affiliate and registered for the Annual Conference to be eligible to access the SAP.
Can I access the SAP without joining the CPA?
No, access to the SAP is reserved for CPA members who have registered for the conference.
I am a CPA member/affiliate: can I access the SAP without attending the annual conference?
No, participants must register for the annual conference to obtain access to the SAP.
Can I get a refund on the SAP if I don’t complete the questionnaire?
CPA members/affiliates do not pay additional fees for access to the SAP with paid conference registration, so no refund is applicable.
Can I get a paper copy of the SAP?
No, the SAP is exclusively available online.
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*Schedule is subject to change at any time; delegates should check the conference program online, to reconfirm.