How to access it?
What is it?
The Virtual Annual Conference Self-Assessment Program 2020 is an online multiple-choice questionnaire that takes between one and one and a half hours to complete, and provides a list of sessions to consider attending at the virtual 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 Virtual Annual Conference Self-Assessment Program 2020 gives you up to 4.5 credits (1.5 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 virtual 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?
The self-assessment program (SAP) is accredited for up to one and a half hours in section 3 (4.5 credits). To access the SAP, you must register for the virtual conference and complete the questionnaire online no later than Oct. 25, 2020 at 3:00 a.m. EDT. After this date, the SAP will no longer be accessible.
What are the SAP learning objectives?
- Identify best practice and evidence based interventions to improve psychiatric care.
- Reflect on current learning needs related to psychiatric care.
- Recognize key risk factors and assessment approaches to common psychiatric conditions.
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 Virtual 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 virtual conference.
I am a CPA member/affiliate: can I access the SAP without attending the virtual 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.