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CME Conferences for PAs

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.

2016 CME Conferences  & Events from NCAPA

30th Annual Recertification Exam Review Conference      February 20-23, 2016

Acute Care Medicine Self-Assessment Workshop              March 12, 2016

40th Annual Summer Conference                                      August 21-26, 2016

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. 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 Self-Assessment 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.