Frequently Asked Questions

Beat The Boards! FAQs

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 and recertification 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 for the full list.

There are three main differences.

  1. 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.
  2. Each course is a full preparation system that includes hundreds of MCQs, online lecture review, mobile lecture review, and the course syllabus.
  3. 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 full course tuition back, PLUS an additional 10% payment, PLUS you get to retake the course for FREE until you do pass.

Beat The Boards! board review courses are 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.

Yes! In fact, we provide preparation for dozens of other specialty and subspecialty board exams. Check out for the full list.

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.

Yes! American Physician Institute offers three types of board review course discounts. These are:

  1. Group & Multi-purchase discounts
  2. Individual discounts and referral earnings through our Ambassador Club
  3. The Residency & Fellowship Program Edition tailored for training programs.

Please call 877-225-8384 for more information, or visit the Discounts Page.

Course Enrollment grants you access to your personalized online dashboard, which includes:

  • Recorded Lectures
  • Audio-only Files of the Lectures
  • e-Syllabus
  • Question Bank
  • CME Tests
  • Triple Trust Guarantee

When a credit card is used for payment, access is immediate. When a check is used as payment, access will be granted once the check has been received and verified.

Your course and all its associated online material remains active for a full 12 months from your date of purchase when you register now.

Some doctors invest in a board-preparation course many years prior to their exam. In these cases, Beat The Boards! allows course registrants to extend the life of their course by one, three, six, or 12 months for a reduced tuition. If you wish to extend your course, please call 1-877-225-8384 prior to your course expiration date.

After you have viewed all of the course lectures, you can claim your CME credit by completing the course’s online CME Survey. 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 if you need this access information re-sent or you require other assistance.

Triple Trust Guarantee FAQs

Yes, it’s completely real. Rest assured, API has always honored its guarantees and always will. At any time, you can view the Triple Trust Guarantee Terms & Conditions that apply to your course. 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.

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 10% payment. Additionally, 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. The guarantee expires in the event the exam for which this course is designed is no longer offered by the certifying board.

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.

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