|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 2012 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 are available for viewing the new child and adolescent psychiatry certification examination. [more]
Candidates in 2012 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:
- A 75-minute oral examination on preschool/grade school-aged children
The preschool/grade school section is given as one continuous examination that lasts 75 minutes. During this time, the candidate is presented with clinical cases of preschool and school-aged children on videotape or in written vignettes. Candidates are evaluated on their ability to observe and describe the most significant behaviors of the child and to determine the additional data needed to define the clinical situation and to formulate a differential diagnosis and treatment plan. The examiner(s) may also ask candidates questions about consultative and/or legal aspects of each case.
- A 60-minute oral examination on adolescents
In the adolescence section, the candidate is given approximately 30 minutes to examine a patient under the observation of one or more examiners. Following the examination of the patient, the discussion with the examiner(s), which is approximately 30 minutes in length, focuses on physician-patient interaction, conduct of the clinical examination, capacity to elicit clinical data, formulation, differential diagnosis and prognosis, therapeutic management, and knowledge of therapies.
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 are available for viewing the maintenance of certification examination. [more]