Exams and Books
All independent study exams and APA publications are sold separately. Hardcopy format exams
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or mail. Online format exams can only be purchased
online. They can be purchased at
All orders must be prepaid unless submitted on a
purchase order. Purchase order payment is due 30
days from date of invoice.
Independent study exams cannot be returned except
due to an error by the APA Order Department.
Documentation of CE Credit
Hardcopy Exam Purchasers: Documentation of CE
credit will be mailed to you upon your successful
completion of the exam (score of 75% or higher). The
documentation is dated according to the date the
answer sheet is received in the APA CEP Office. You
will receive your certificate about 15 business days
from the date we receive your exam.
Domestic (U.S. Address) Fee Based on Order Subtotal
•;Up to $14.99, fee $5
•;$15-$59.99, fee $6
•;$60+, 10% of subtotal
Online Exam Purchasers: Documentation of CE credit
is immediately available upon successful completion
of the exam (score of 75% or higher). The documentation is dated according to the date the exam is
Non-U.S. Address Fee Based on Order Subtotal
•;Up to $14.99, fee $15
•;$15-$59.99, fee $16
•;$60+, fee $20
The completion date on the documentation of CE
credit cannot be changed. There are no exceptions to
Rush processing is available for an additional $10
per “Ship to” address and provides shipment within
2 business days of order receipt.
Standard shipment is by United Parcel Service
(UPS) Ground Delivery Service (street address
required). Allow 7–10 days for delivery from date
order is received.
APA Book-Based Programs, DVD Series, and Other
Program Formats—There are no deadlines to complete these programs. The deadline to complete the
program and earn CE credit is based on your state
board requirements. For the most up-to-date information, please contact your state board directly.
Shipment Methods Other Than UPS Ground
Shipment methods other than UPS Ground Delivery
Service are available by request but will incur an
additional charge. Contact the Order Department at
800-374-2721, ext. 5510, for additional information.
APA Online Academy Programs—The Convention
Workshop Presentation campus and Professional
Development Presentation campus—The deadlines
are determined by the number of CE credits offered
for the programs. For example, if a course offers 4
CE credits, you will have 4 weeks of access to complete the program. You may extend your access for a
cost of $20 per month.
Damage, shortages, or defective items must be
reported immediately upon receipt. Claims made
1 month or more following the invoice date will not
Discontinuation of Exams
Older programs or out-of-print books are rotated off
our current list. Those who have yet to return exams
are given 1 year to complete them.
A passing score on an examination is 75% or better.
You are allowed two attempts to successfully complete the program.
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