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PA Certification

PA Certification CME Requirements

from NCCPA’s Maintain Certification Website

To maintain certification, every two years PA-C designees earn and log at least 100 credits of CME and pay a certification maintenance fee by December 31 of their certification expiration year.

By the end of the final year of the certification maintenance cycle (for decades a six-year cycle with PAs now transitioning to a 10-year cycle), PA-C designees must also pass a recertification assessment.

PAs who must recertify in 2018 or 2019 have two recertification options – the traditional exam (PANRE) or a pilot of an alternative to PANRE.

PAs who lose certification must meet CME requirements and take and pass PANRE to regain it.

For further information on national PA certification requirements, please visit the NCCPA website or email nccpa@nccpa.net or call NCCPA at (678) 417-8100.


PA Certification Resources

Exam Master Online Certification Review

Exam Master offers more than 3,000 questions with feedback and four PA practice exams. Study for the PANCE or PANRE by taking prepared practice exams or design your own exams focusing on topics you need most to review. The exams can be taken in test or study mode, timed or untimed. Electronic flash cards can also be created to help you study and focus on selected topics. This is a great, interactive way to prepare for the PANCE or PANRE exam!  The cost is $95 for three-month access. The three-month subscription begins when you first log-in. Your access expires one year after your purchase date if you never log-in.

“As a re-certifying PA, I found Exam Master to offer incredibly good value for deepening the understanding of both the fundamental and practical aspects of medicine. The multiple study and exam modes provide an easy to use format to review those areas you feel comfortable with and increase your knowledge base in those that have not been as actively used in your current practice focus. I would highly recommend this as a primary review and study tool for anyone initially certifying or re-certifying.”

“Exam Master was the single most helpful resource in identifying learning issues, preparing for exam questions and developing the knowledge necessary for the uncertainties found in the PANRE testing situation.   I would highly recommend for anyone, whether preparing for the PANCE or the PANRE”

August 2017, Emergency Medicine PA in the Triad NC area.

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PANRE/PANCE Review Conference Presentations

Couldn’t attend the review conference but still want the handouts? You are in luck! NCAPA is selling the study materials comprised of all the presentations from our most recent Winter Conference | Core Medical Knowledge and PANRE Review.  We have them available on a flash drive, with full color, full screen images of the slide presentations.  We also have them available printed in a binder (non-color). The presentations are a review of all organ systems based on the PANRE Exam Blueprint. This is a perfect study manual for the PANRE or for any health care professional looking for a review. This material is worth 31 hours of Category 2 CME. $75 each/$50 for current members

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