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?

  1. Identify best practice and evidence based interventions to improve psychiatric care.
  2. Reflect on current learning needs related to psychiatric care.
  3. 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.