Program Overview

In the NEI Master Psychopharmacology Program, you will follow an educational curriculum targeted to your specific needs.
Enrollment in this program is included with NEI Membership!

This program is unique, in that it:
  1. Provides tools for self-assessment of your baseline competency using benchmarks in each of ten mental-health therapeutic areas
  2. Gives personalized feedback on current knowledge gaps and a list of recommended resources to help improve your understanding in those areas
  3. Includes regularly released online activities in various formats that teach to competency benchmarks
  4. Provides a summary to track your progress
How To Become an NEI Master Psychopharmacologist
  1. Complete the 10 self-assessments (you may retake them as many times as desired to assess your progress and readiness for the final exam; however, they can be taken for CME credit only once)
  2. Complete 24 learning activities (use your personalized list of Recommended Resources, provided at the end of each self-assessment, to select which activities to complete)
  3. Pass the final exam

CME Information

Most parts of the Master Psychopharmacology Program are offered for CME credit. Completion of all requirements for the Master Psychopharmacology Program is not associated with additional CME credit.
  • The set of 10 self-assessments offers CME credit (see each self-assessment for specific CME details). Total credits for the 10 self-assessments is 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
  • The online learning activities (excluding articles) released after March 2014 offer CME credit (see each learning activity for specific CME details).
  • The final exam does not offer CME credit.
Accreditation Statement
NEI The Neuroscience Education Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
ABPN – Maintenance of Certification (MOC): The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) has reviewed NEI's "Master Psychopharmacology Program Self-Assessments, 2015-2017 Edition" and has approved this program as part of a comprehensive lifelong learning and self-assessment program, which is mandated by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) as a necessary component of maintenance of certification.

More information about ABPN's Maintenance of Certification Program for psychiatry is available at
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