Section 3 Accredited Self-Assessment Program (SAP) – CPA Members only
CPA has developed 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. You can earn up to nine section 3 credits for completing the SAP. 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. To record your learning and outcomes, enter them online at https://rclogin.royalcollege.ca/oamlogin/login.jsp. For more information about claiming credits, contact the Royal College at (800) 461-9598.
How do I access it?
What is it?
The Annual Conference Self-Assessment Program 2022 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 each section of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program during a five-year cycle. The CPA’s Annual Conference Self-Assessment Program 2022 gives you up to nine credits (three hours) toward this requirement in section 3.
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.
Is it accredited?
This activity is an accredited self-assessment program (section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Psychiatric Association. You may claim a maximum of 3 hours (credits are automatically calculated).
To access the SAP, you must register for the conference and complete the questionnaire online no later than Dec. 31, 2022. After this date, the SAP will no longer be accessible.
What are the SAP’s learning objectives?
- Identify best practice and evidence based interventions to improve psychiatric care.
- Reflect on current learning needs related to psychiatric care.
- Illustrate the use evidence-informed approaches to the assessment of common psychiatric disorders.
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.
If you have other questions, contact us.
*Schedule is subject to change at any time; delegates should check the conference program online, to reconfirm.