Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the registration cost?

Annual Meeting registration gives you access to 135 live sessions taking place over 3 days, the virtual exhibit hall, plenary sessions, virtual poster sessions and up to 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Is APA Annual Meeting On Demand included in registration costs?

APA Annual Meeting On Demand is a separate product and is not included with Annual Meeting registration. However, the On Demand product can be added to your Annual Meeting registration for an additional fee. APA Annual Meeting On Demand allows you to earn up to 75 additional AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Is there an Annual Meeting Self-Assessment in Psychiatry?

The Annual Meeting Self-Assessment in Psychiatry is available now in the APA learning center. Complete the 2021 Annual Meeting self-assessment quiz onlineand earn up to 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ credits, approved by ABPN for MOC Part 2.The Annual Meeting Self-Assessment in Psychiatry is available until July 3, 2021.

What sessions do not offer AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™credit

Live Sessions, Replay and CME

Annual Meeting 2021 sessions are designated as a live CME activity, and physicians may claim up to 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for their participation during the scheduled session time. Please note, this credit may only be claimed for your participation during the live session as scheduled, which includes live chat throughout the 75 minutes of lecture and 15 minutes of live Q&A discussion with the speakers.

Sessions will be available for replay viewing on the Annual Meeting platform for 24 hours after their scheduled time at no additional cost to registrants. CME credit may not be claimed for these replay sessions if you did not attend the live activity.

Get More with APA Annual Meeting On Demand 2021

All live sessions during the May 1-3 Annual Meeting are also included in the Annual Meeting On Demand 2021 product for viewing, but CME credit for these specific sessions is only available if you attended them live during the May 1-3 meeting. An additional 250 unique sessions are included in On Demand, for which you can claim an additional 75 CME credits through your participation with the On Demand product.

How do I claim credit?

The general conference evaluation, credit claim, and CME certificate will open on May 4, 2021. An email will be sent out to all eligible attendees on May 4th, 2021 with instructions for claiming credit. The website will remain active until 11:59 p.m. EDT on Saturday, July 3, 2021. Certificates will not be available after this date.

How long do I have to complete evaluations and claim certificates?

Evaluation and credit claim will be available until 11:59 p.m. EDT on Saturday, July 3, 2021. Certificates will not be available after this date.

What is a Provisional Registration?

Nonmember Medical Student and Mental Health Professional registrations are considered provisional until eligibility credentials have been provided. Acceptable credentials include but are not limited to Medical Student ID, Organization/Business ID, or Business Card.

Can I register for the conference by phone or mail?

We encourage all registrants to use the online registration system. Registrations cannot be processed over the phone. To register by mail or fax please contact to request a form and submission instructions.

What forms of payment are accepted?

The APA accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Checks (U.S. funds only). Checks should be made payable to the American Psychiatric Association, and sent to APA Registration at the following address: P.O. Box 896656, Charlotte, NC 28289-6656.

How many CME credits are available?

13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ hours of live CME credit will be available.

How can I contact the APA Registration Team?

General questions about registration and difficulties registering should be directed to or by calling 202-559-3900 or 888-357-7924.

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellation requests must be received in writing by April 1, 2021, at Once processed, the fee (if eligible) will be refunded in the manner in which it was received. Refund timelines and cancellation fees are as follows:

  • Until March 4, 2021: Full Refunds
  • March 5 - April 1, 2021: Refund less cancellation fee equal to 25% of the total amount paid
  • April 2, 2021, and beyond: No Refunds, all sales are final