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2014 MOC: PQRS and the MOC Matters Website
Visit the MOC Matters Website to fulfill and document your 2014 MOC and PQRS requirements. It consists of the MOC: PQRS Attestation Module, the PQRS Registry Module and the Patient Experience of Care Survey Module. As an added feature, the freestanding Patient Survey Module is available to diplomates of all Member Boards, whether or not the diplomates are participating in MOC:PQRS. The Website also includes an updated MOC:PQRS Facts & FAQs.
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Candidates in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Candidates are those in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry, who are seeking ABPN Board Certification. All candidates will need to complete and submit an application in order to qualify for an examination. Each application will be reviewed by the credentials department. Candidates become diplomates after passing their examination. Diplomates will then begin the process of maintenance of certification.

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Candidates in 2013 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Certification

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Certification Examination format is a 250-item, multiple choice examination administered via computer for five-and-one-quarter hours at Pearson VUE testing centers, with onscreen instructions before the examination, five hours of examination time, and a 15-minute end-of-exam survey.

Sample Screens
Sample screens are available for viewing the new child and adolescent psychiatry certification examination. [more]

Candidates in 2013 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Part I and II

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Part I Examinations Format
The CAP Part I examination is a 200-item, multiple-choice, examination administered via computer for four hours at Pearson VUE testing centers. The Board advises applicants, in writing, of acceptance to the examination.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Part I Content
Candidate knowledge is assessed in development, biological science, clinical science, psychopathology/classification/differential diagnosis, diagnostics, treatment, consultation/issues in practice, and prevention.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Part II Oral Examination Format and Content
Child and adolescent psychiatry Part II oral examination candidates take two sections:

Maintenance of Certification
The maintenance of certification examination is a 150-item, multiple-choice examination administered via computer for four hours. Candidate knowledge is assessed in development, applications of basic science to clinical practice, diagnostic methods, psychopathology, treatment, issues in practice, consultation, and prevention.

Sample Screens
Sample screens are available for viewing the maintenance of certification examination. [more]