To provide certification programs that reflect standards for clinical knowledge, clinical reasoning and other medical skills and professional behaviors required upon entry into practice and throughout their careers as physician assistants.


NCCPA 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.

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Supporting Organizations

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The PA History Society was created to share the history of the development of the PA profession and illustrate how PAs continue to make a difference in our society.

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The NCCPA Health Foundation creates solutions for improving the capacity of certified PAs to impact the quality and accessibility of health care delivery.

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