Continuing Medical Education

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) provides the highest quality continuing medical education and professional education opportunities for member and non-member psychiatrists at all levels of professional development. These services are designed to advance clinical and practice management skills and promote quality patient care. APA can help fulfill your educational and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements through one of our many learning solutions which fit your busy life. Earn CME through one of our many products: is the online home for the APA's continuing medical education (CME) program.  Courses include Practice Guidelines; Performance in Practice modules; eFOCUS clinical vignettes; Buprenorphine training; Addiction Psychiatry webinar series; self-paced, online examination companions to American Psychiatric Publishing Textbooks, and much more. Update your CME transcript through the APA CME Tracker.
  Subscribe to FOCUS: The Journal of Lifelong Learning and purchase the FOCUS Review Series and Maintenance of Certification Workbooks at Learn more about all FOCUS products available to you. 
  Subscribers to the CME component of the American Journal of Psychiatry can earn up to 1 CME credit per article with brief companion exams to three of the most influential articles from each issue.

Maintenance of Certification

The APA offers a variety of recertification resources to help you incorporate MOC and Maintenance of Licensure (MOL) process into your continuing education, as well as prepare you for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) board exam. Click here to learn more about the four stages of the MOC process. 

After September 1, 2015, the APA Division of Education will no longer issue 3-Year Certificates.

IPS: The Mental Health Services Conference

IPS: The Mental Health Services Conference will be held October 8-11, 2015 at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers in New York.

Annual Meeting

The APA Annual Meeting provides the opportunity to participate in over 400 clinical and scientific sessions; earn CME; explore the exhibit hall; receive discounts on publications, journals, and CME products - all in one location. Save the date to attend the 2016 APA Annual Meeting, May 14-18 in Atlanta, Ga.


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