The North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants sponsors numerous professional development opportunities including CME conferences for physician assistants — 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.
2015 CME Conferences & Events from NCAPA
29th Annual Recertification Exam Review Conference February 23-27, 2015
39th Annual Summer Conference August 16-21, 2015
Member CME Benefits
A major benefit of membership in NCAPA 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.
Please note, in order to take advantage of the NCAPA Member discount on conference registrations or CME activities, you must be a current 2015 NCAPA Member at the time the event occurs.
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. Also — new in the 10-year certification maintenance cycle — 20 of the 50 Category 1 CME credits must be earned through self-assessment CME and/or performance improvement CME (PI-CME). By the end of the first four two-year CME cycles, you must have earned a total of at least 40 Category 1 CME credits through PI activities and 40 Category 1 CME credits through SA activities.
The remaining 50 credits can be Category 1, Category 2 or a combination of both.
For more information regarding maintaing PA certification, click here.