What's New?

Last month, 240 certified physician assistants (PA-Cs) who practice in seven specialties were awarded an advanced credential after completing the requirements to earn a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in their specialty. Read the press release.

Just Released: NCCPA has published The 2013 Statistical Report on Recently Certified Physician Assistants, including information on clinical settings, practice area, job opportunities and salary ranges. Read the complete report.  

For information on all certified PAs the 2013 Statistical Profile on Certified Physician Assistants is available here.

NCCPA Purpose, Vision & Mission

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants is dedicated to serving the interest of the public. We do so with a passionate belief that certified physician assistants are essential members of the health care delivery team who provide millions access to more affordable, high quality health care.

Our vision is to transform the delivery of quality healthcare by certifying qualified PAs through programs that improve patient care while exemplifying a commitment to excellence unparalleled among certifying organizations.

Our mission is to serve the public through exemplary programs that evaluate critical PA competencies and that require the pursuit of life-long learning and improvement.

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