Self-Assessment Program 2021

The CPA has developed an accredited SAP based on abstracts accepted for the conference. It takes approximately two and a half hours (2.5 hours) to complete the multiple choice quiz which offers a list of sessions to attend in addition to your grade and documented responses. You can earn up to seven and a half Section 3 credits (7.5 credits) to complete the SAP. There is no additional charge for members / affiliates who have paid for their registration.

When you have completed the SAP, you will receive a Certificate of Participation. Be sure to include this certificate and a copy of your results in your files. The College may ask you to see these documents as part of an audit of your self-reported activities. To record your learning and results, register them online at For more details on claiming credits, contact the Royal College at (800) 461-9598.

What is it?
The Virtual Annual Conference Self-Assessment Program 2021 is an online multiple-choice questionnaire that takes two 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 2021 gives you up to 7.5 credits (2.5 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 two and a half hours in section 3 (7.5 credits). To access the SAP, you must register for the virtual conference and complete the questionnaire online no later than Oct. 16, 2021 at 11:59 p.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.