The Self-Assessment Examination in Child Neurology is an on-line tool developed by members of the Child Neurology Society to help board certified child neurologists meet one of four Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements established by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). Each exam covers a broad range of child neurology related content in 100 multiple-choice questions, each with detailed feedback/discussion components.

Three new CME accredited exams (8 credits each) have been posted on the CNS MOC site, identified as Child Neurology Self Assessment Exams #1, #2 and #3.

NOTE: The 3-year-accreditation for Child Neurology SAEs #1 and #2 expired December 2014; those taking the original #1 and original #2 may still access their exam to review in preparation for the ABPN recertification exam.

Self Assessment Exam fee: $100 for CNS Members and $250 for non-CNS members, payable by VISA or MasterCard

If you are a member and would like to receive the membership rate, use the email address you have on file with us. If you do not remember your email address on file, please contact the national office.

To learn more about the ABPN MOC program, visit: ABPN's MOC Page


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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and the Child Neurology Society. The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Minnesota Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Principal Faculty

  • Yolanda Holler-Managan, MD, Chair; Covenant Children's Hospital, Lubbock, TX
  • Nancy Bass, MD; Rainbow Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH
  • Heidi Blume, MD, PhD; Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA
  • Stephen Deputy, MD; Children's Hospital of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
  • Carolyn Green, MD; Children's Hospital of Colorado, Aurora, CO
  • Charlotte Jones, MD; Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH
  • Mark Mintz, MD; The Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health, Gibbsboro, NJ
  • Nina Schor, MD, PhD; University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
  • Ann Yeh, MD; Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, CA


It is the policy of the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its CME activities. To comply with the Standards for Commercial Support of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the MMA requires members of the planning committee and faculty to disclose the existence of any financial interest or other relationship he/she and his/her spouse or partner has with companies whose health care products or services are discussed in an educational presentation. The requirement applies to relationships that are in place at the time of the release of the enduring material or in the 12 months preceding the release date.

The following financial relationships were disclosed; however, no conflict of interest was found and/or was resolved prior to the activity: 

  • Mark Mintz, MD: 
    • Grant/Research Support: Sunovion, Eisai Inc., UCB Pharma, Pfizer, Allergan 

The remaining members of the faculty and planning committee for this conference have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose related to the content of the CME activity.

Faculty members have declared that they will uphold the MMA’s standards regarding CME activities and that any clinical recommendations are based on the best available evidence or are consistent with generally accepted medical practice. Please indicate in the comments section of the evaluation form whether you detect any instances of bias toward products manufactured by commercial interests.

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Method of physician participation in the learning process

Completion of self assessment exam and completion of on-line post-exam survey

Estimated time to complete the educational activity: 8 hours

5 hours test-taking; 3 hours review; 15 minutes on-line post-exam survey

Dates of original release and most recent review or update

December 10, 2014

Termination date

December 10, 2017

Hardware/Software Requirements

Any web-standards compliant web-browser with cookies enabled.
This includes: Firefox 3+, Safari 3+, Google Chrome, Opera 9+ and Internet Explorer 7+

Provider Contact Information

Roger Larson, Child Neurology Society (nationaloffice@childneurologysociety.org) 651-486-9447

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Purchase fee includes:

  • Access to one of three 100 multiple-choice question self-assessment exams addressing 15-20 subject areas.
  • Each exam is available on-line for 24/7 access up to one year after initial purchase.
  • Each exam may be taken in one sitting or test-taker may log-in and log-out at will. Questions are randomized for testing. Questions must be answered serially (i.e., no skipping and going back). Previously answered questions will not be available for revision).
  • Feedback section includes correct answer, discussion, and references to help you determine which areas, if any, may call for further study and review. Feedback for Self Assessment Exam 1, 2 and 3 will also include percentage of peers taking the exam who answered each question correctly upon reaching a minimum threshold of 10 test-takers per exam.

Exam Contents

Content of the Child Neurology Self Assessment Exams, including # of questions in each category, appear below. Questions are randomized for testing.

Category SAE-1 SAE-2
Congenital disorders  5 4
Demyelinating Disorders 8 11
Ethics and professionalism 2 1
Genetic, neurodegenerative, neurometabolic disorders 12 10
Headache and other pain syndromes 4 11
Infection 5 3
Mental retardation/cognitive disorders 7 10
Movement disorders / Tourette disorder 6 2
Neuro-oncology 6 3
Neurobehavioral disorders / neuropsychiatric disorders 5 5
Neurology of systemic disease 4 2
Neuromuscular Disorders 4 4
Paroxsymal Disorders / Epilepsy 13 17
Sleep disorders 2 0
Spinal cord and nerve root disorders 7 3
Static encephalopathy / cerebral palsy / rehabilitation 1 6
Toxic encephalopathy 1 1
Trauma / child abuse / critical care 3 3
Vascular Disorders 6 4

Take the Examination

Three versions of the Self Assessment Examination in Child Neurology (Child Neuro SAE 1, 2 & 3) are currently available. Use the links below to purchase each Self-Assessment Examination in Child Neurology. 

  • If you choose the "CNS Member" option you will be prompted to log in, using your CNS member log-in (e-mail address on-file with the CNS) and case-sensitive password. Discounted CNS Member rate is ONLY available with proper member log-in.
  • If you select the "Non-CNS Member" option you will be prompted to create a user-name (e-mail address) and case-sensitive password that will allow you to access the examination.

Payment is by VISA or MasterCard only. Upon verification of payment, an email will be sent with instructions on how to log in and begin the examination. Keep the information in the email; you will need it to access the examination at a later time.