Frequently Asked Questions
General Questions About The Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Part 1 Prep Course
+ What Do I Get When I Purchase The Online Course? How Does This Course Work?
After you sign up for the online course, we'll send you an email within one day of registration with a link to your password-protected, personalized online American Physician Institute (API) dashboard along with instructions on how to access it. We'll also ship your printed syllabus the next business day.
- Your Online Dashboard: All your recorded lectures, course handouts, practice exams, and CME credits are organized on your API dashboard. This centralized location with all course materials makes your preparation organized and stress-free. And it allows you access from anywhere at any time - 24/7!
- Your Printed Syllabus: The detailed printed syllabus includes all of the course lecture content, clearly formatted to help you follow along. This allows you to focus on highlighting critical concepts, annotating tips and reminders, and achieving the greatest possible recall of the material during the board exam.
+ When Do I Receive Online Access To Review Course Materials?
You receive password-protected access to your API online dashboard within one day of registration, excluding federal holidays. The dashboard consolidates all of your course resources, including streaming webinars of every course lecture, multiple choice question (MCQs) quizzes, and any additional course handouts.
+ When Will I Receive My Course Syllabus?
TYou receive password-protected access to your API online dashboard within one day of registration, excluding federal holidays. The dashboard consolidates all of your course resources, including streaming webinars of every course lecture, multiple choice question (MCQs) quizzes, and any additional course handouts.
+ How Long Do I Have Access To My Online Materials? Does My Course Expire?
Your course and all its associated online material remain active for a full 12 18 months from your date of purchase when you register now. For example, a course purchased on January 1, 2013 remains active through June 30, 2014.
+ What If I'm Not Ready To Take My Exam? Can I Extend My Course?
SSome doctors invest in a board-preparation course many years prior to their exam. In these cases, course registrants can extend the life of their course for 12 additional months at a reduced tuition rate. If you wish to extend your course, please call 1-877-225-8384 prior to your course expiration date.
+ What Are The Benefits Of The Live Course?
If you find it difficult to carve out daily study time, the live course allows you to review all course material in a concentrated timeframe in a classroom setting. Additionally, it provides you opportunity to interact with expert faculty and your peers. To support your board preparation during and long after the live event, you also receive online access to a recorded version of all lectures starting the first day of the live event.
+ What Does Live Program Attendance Include?
The live course includes live lectures, instant Q&A with faculty, printed syllabus, hundreds of online practice questions, recorded online lecture access starting first day of course, and CME credits upon completion of course.
+ What Is The Mobile Learning Package?
The Mobile Learning Package is a $500 stipend in the form of a Best Buy® Gift Card. The Gift Card is to be used to purchase the iPad or other mobile device of your choice. The Mobile Learning Package is non-refundable and is therefore not covered by the Triple Trust Guarantee.
+ How Do I Get My CME Credits?
After you have viewed all of the course lectures, you can claim your CME credit by completing the course's online CME Evaluation. After you complete the evaluation, you will immediately receive a PDF of your CME certificate. You will receive your "Online Dashboard" access information via email. Please contact 877-225-8384 or info@AmericanPhysician.com
if you need this access information re-sent or you require other assistance.
Note: The CME Evaluation for the Live Program will not be posted online until the last day of the live lectures.
General Questions About The Triple Trust Guarantee
+ This Guarantee Sounds Too Good To Be True—Is It For Real?
Yes, it’s completely real. Rest assured, API has always honored its guarantees and always will. When you register for the course, you receive a registration packet with your course information that includes a copy of the Triple Trust Guarantee, along with straightforward information on all of the Terms & Conditions
that apply. Why does API have such a guarantee when no other company does? The Triple Trust Guarantee is API’s way of demonstrating that it’s just as invested in your success as you are. After all, if you fail your board exam, API will pay a penalty. API will refund your course tuition in full, provide you with a bonus, and allow you continued access to the course tuition-free until you pass your exam for as long as the exam is offered by the certifying board. The guarantee ensures API doesn’t get paid for effort, only for results.
+ What Does The Triple Trust Guarantee Cover?
When you purchase a course with a “Triple Trust Guarantee” and do not pass your board exam, API will refund 100% of your course tuition and pay you an additional $500. Additionally, if you purchase the online course, your access to the online course will be extended an additional year, and then extended for one year each subsequent time you take and fail the exam. If you purchase the live course, you may attend one upcoming live course each subsequent time you take and fail the exam. The guarantee expires in the event the exam for which this course is designed is no longer offered by the certifying board.
+ Does The Triple Trust Guarantee Cover Non-Tuition Course Options and Upgrades?
No. Course options and upgrades are non-tuition related. Therefore, these fees are not included in any guarantee-related refund payment made under the terms of the Triple Trust Guarantee.
+ Does The Triple Trust Guarantee Cover The Mobile Learning Package?
No. The Mobile Learning Package is a $500 stipend in the form of a Best Buy® Gift Card. The Gift Card is to be used to purchase the iPad or other mobile device of your choice. The Mobile Learning Package is non-refundable and is not covered by the Triple Trust Guarantee.
General Questions About Beat The Boards!
+ What is The Beat The Boards! Course?
Beat The Boards!
is a family of medical education products specifically designed to help physicians study for and pass their American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (ABPN) certification exams. Beat The Boards!
is produced by American Physician Institute (API),
a leading provider of medical education courses and study materials. API
provides board exam preparation for dozens of specialty and subspecialty board exams. Check out www.AmericanPhysician.com
for the full list.
+ What Sets The Beat The Boards! Board Review Courses Apart From Other Courses?
There are three main differences.
- Beat The Boards! Courses are not just general reviews—they're tailored specifically to the topics and approaches you need to know to pass your exams.
- Each Course is a full preparation system that includes hundreds of MCQs, online lecture review, mobile lecture review, and a hard copy of the Course syllabus.
- Beat The Boards! demonstrates its confidence in its Courses and commitment to your success by offering you this Triple Trust Guarantee: if you don't pass your exam, you get your Course tuition back, PLUS $500, PLUS you get to retake the Course for FREE until you do pass.
+ Who Produces This Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Part 1 Review Course? Where Do You Get Your Faculty?
The Beat The Boards! Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Part 1 Course is produced by American Physician Institute. API conducts dozens of Courses and trains thousands of physicians each year to pass their boards and stay up-to-date in their fields. Every single one of American Physician Institute's educational courses has full editorial independence, is free of pharmaceutical and industry sponsorship and is backed by an unbeatable guarantee. Because of its reputation for excellence, American Physician Institute is able to enlist many of the top faculty from the best universities, teaching hospitals and research facilities in the country to provide you with Category 1 CME educational activities.
+ Where Can I Find Information About Taking My ABPN® Board Exam?
For information about the ABPN® Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Part 1 Board Exam, please visit
+ Do You Provide Reviews For Boards Other Than Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Part 1?
Yes! In fact, we provide preparation for dozens of other specialty and subspecialty board exams. Check out www.AmericanPhysician.com
for the full list.
+ Is It Likely That My Employer Will Cover My Tuition?
You may be surprised at how many residency and fellowship training programs, group practices, and other employers pay for or reimburse you for Category 1 educational activities. After all, it's in everyone's best interests to have you board certified. It really pays to ask your training director, medical director or administrator if you are eligible because some training programs and employers do pay for board exam training. And, if you work for the Federal Government, American Physician Institute is a certified business in the CCR database and can accept government checks and credit cards.
+ Can I Get A Discount For The Course Tuition?
American Physician Institute offers group discounts for residents and fellows and individual discounts through our Ambassador Club (see below). Please call 877-225-8384 for more information on these discounts
+ What Is The Ambassador Club? How Does It Work?
When you register, you automatically become a member of the American Physician Institute
Ambassador Club, which helps your colleagues benefit from your prep Course experience. If your colleagues mention your name when they call to register, they'll each receive a $52 discount on their first Course registration and you'll receive a $52 check.
Why $52? API
recognizes that your referral saves about $104 in advertising costs, and they think it's only fair to pass those savings along to both of you. There's no limit to the goodwill and gratitude you'll inspire among your colleagues, and there's no limit to how many colleagues you can refer. You can make referrals across specialties, too! See the full list of Courses at www.AmericanPhysician.com
and consider making a referral today.