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AAAP Self-Assessment Examination 2023
Course Access Information
Enroll by: November 30, 2025
Credit Expiration Date:
December 31, 2025

Content Available Until: December 31, 2026

Ability to purchase this activity will end on the enroll by date to be sure learners have time to complete the activity for credit prior to the expiration date. This activity is available for the designated credit until the expiration date. Once the activity expires, the content will be available for learners to view for one additional year. Access to the content will then be removed to ensure content validity in all AAAP educational activities.

About this Course
Overview: This examination is an educational resource developed to help board certified addiction psychiatrists meet one of four Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements established by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).  The ABPN has reviewed this activity. This activity awards up to 10 Category 1 CME as Self-Assessment credits. The ABPN has approved this program as part of a comprehensive Self-Assessment Program which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of Maintenance of Certification.

Target audience This self-assessment examination is relevant for addiction psychiatrists preparing for recertification. It may also serve as a tool for any academic and treatment professional to stay updated on the most recent trends in the addiction field.

Educational Objectives At the conclusion of this activity, learners should be able to:  
  1. Assess decisions in common clinical situations
  2. Identify strengths/weaknesses in the practice of addiction psychiatry and develop a self-assessment program of improvement
  3. Increase knowledge of the latest findings in the field of addiction psychiatry
  4. Expand knowledge of substance use disorders
Description: 100 multiple-choice question self-assessment exam which follows the ABPN continuing certification / MOC examination in Addiction Psychiatry 2022 Content Blueprint. Examples of subject areas included:
    • General Concepts in Substance Use Disorders
    • Neurobiology and Genetics of Substance Use Disorders 
    • Screening/Brief Intervention and Prevention of Substance Use Disorders 
    • Psychosocial Treatments of Substance Use Disorders 
    • Alcohol Use Disorders 
    • Opiate Use Disorders
    • Pain and Addiction 
    • Sedative/Hypnotic Addictions 
    • Tobacco Use Disorders and Smoking Cessation 
    • Psychostimulant Use Disorders 
    • Club Drugs/Cannabis 
    • Medical Co-Morbidities of Substance Use Disorders
    • Dual Diagnosis – Affective and Anxiety Disorders 
    • Dual Diagnosis – Personality Disorders and Psychosis 
    • Children and Transitional Youth/ADHD 
    • Special Populations 
    • Legal issues and Drug testing    
  • Participants may log-in and log-out at will with progress being saved, before the exam closes on 12/31/2025. 
  • Participants have the option of taking the exam in Learn Mode (feedback provided after answering each question) or Exam Mode (feedback provided aftering all questions).
  • To claim designated credit, test-takers must earn a minimum passing grade of at least 70% on the examination.
  • After completing the exam and claiming credit, participants can create unlimited self-defined practice exams from the Self-Assessment content.

Method of learner participation This examination should be used as a study guide for completing a Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Board Examination. In order to fulfill ABPN’s requirement, each physician should complete all 100 questions, study and research the materials, compare their responses to the correct responses, review the explanations ("commentary"), references and peer responses provided and identify areas where more studying may be necessary. In order to receive credit, learners need to receive a passing grade of 70% or higher. The estimated time to complete this process is 10 hours.

Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Dec 31, 2025
Cost: Member: $100.00
Non-Member: $249.00
Credit Offered:
10 CME Credits
10 Other Professionals Credits
10 ABPN-MOC-2 (Self-Assessment) Credits
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
The content on this site is intended solely to inform and educate medical professionals. This site shall not be used for medical advice and is not a substitute for the advice or treatment of a qualified medical professional.

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