The North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants sponsors numerous professional development opportunities including CME conferences for PAs — such as the annual summer conference, the winter recertification conference, regional workshops, and online offerings–in total offering up to 80+ hours of Category I CME credit.
2017 CME Conferences & Events from NCAPA
31st Annual Recertification Exam Review Conference February 18-21, 2017
41st Annual Summer Conference August 20-25, 2017
Member CME Benefits
A major benefit of NCAPA membership is discounts on a number of resources that can help PAs with their CME and certification needs:
- Discounted registration for NCAPA annual summer and winter conferences, offering more than 80 Category 1 CME hours in total.
- Discounts on regional CME workshops throughout North Carolina.
- Access to online study materials.
- Discounts on CME DVDs.
NCCPA Certification Information
2014 marked the beginning of the PA profession’s transition to a 10-year certification maintenance process. PAs who pass PANCE, regain certification, or wrap up a six-year certification maintenance cycle in 2014 will be the first to begin the new 10-year process.
The 10-year certification maintenance process includes five two-year cycles during which all certified PAs must log 100 CME credits online. During each of those two-year cycles, you must earn and log at least 100 CME credits, including at least 50 Category 1 CME credits. The remaining 50 credits can be Category 1, Category 2 or a combination of both.
For more information regarding maintaining PA certification, click here.