The American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry sponsors board recertification in Adolescent & Transitional Age Youth Psychiatry overseen and administered by the American Board of Adolescent Psychiatry (ABAP). 

Recertification Requirements

If you are currently certified through the American Board of Adolescent Psychiatry (ABAP), you must submit a full recertification packet.  The packet MUST include the following:

  • Recertification Application (online only)
  • Documentation of 10 hours of Category 1 CME credit per year (for last 5 or 10 years of certification) specifically in child/adolescent psychiatry (unless submitted annually) and ALL MOC fees are paid.
  • Case Report
  • Copy of current medical license
  • Proof of active board certification in general or child/adolescent psychiatry by either ABPN or the Royal College of Medicine in Canada
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Proof of active APA membership status (if applicable)
After submitting your online application with the above requirements, please go to the Certification Payments page under "Recertification Fees" to select the appropriate payment.  Remember, if you have a current member in good standing (current year's dues paid), you are eligible for a 25% discount on the recertification fee).  Also, starting in 2019, if you're an ASAP member in good standing (current year's dues paid), you do not have to pay  the 2019 MOC fee; however, prior years' fees must be paid and proof may be required to verify).  More information on the recertification process can be found below.

To submit the annual Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements online, click here or go to the Guide to Maintenance of Certification in Adolescent Psychiatry Requirements.


  • Recertification Application Fee:  $500.00 (includes one case management report fee and certificate) 
  • Maintenance of Certification Fees:  $250 (5 years) or $500 (10 years) (unless $50 paid annually)
  • Late Fee $100.00 (for applications submitted after December 31)
  • Grace period of 6 months ending June 30 of the year after certification expires (late fee applies)

To pay online, please visit the payments page:

For more information about certification/recertification, contact the National Office: (703) 746-8900 or [email protected].