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Become Certified

You’re beginning a rewarding career. Learn more about what it takes to become a Certified PA, what to expect on test day and access certification resources as you begin your exciting journey.

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Maintain Certification

Certified PAs engage in career long learning by documenting continuous study and taking periodic exams to remain certified. Learn more about recertification and certification maintenance requirements as you continue your career as a Certified PA.

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Earn Specialty Certificates

Want to stand out? Learn more about how to earn a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) to show your advanced expertise in your specialty.

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Need to verify PA credentials? Access our easy-to-use Verify Certification tool.

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Verify PA Certification

Need to verify PA certification and/or disciplinary actions issued by NCCPA? Access our easy-to-use PA Certification Verification tool.

Dermatology and Palliative Medicine/Hospice Care CAQs Coming Soon

• Two new Certificates of Added Qualifications (CAQs) will soon be available for Certified PAs. Earlier this year, the NCCPA Board of Directors recently approved the development of CAQs for dermatology and palliative medicine/hospice care (PM/HC).

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NCCPA Announces Permanent Alternative to PANRE, PANRE-LA

• Beginning in 2023, PAs will have two options for their recertification assessment. The traditional PANRE that is administered at Pearson VUE test centers will remain as one option, and NCCPA will also launch an official alternative longitudinal, take-at-home process.

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Celebrating #PAWeek 2021!

• Each year, NCCPA joins the nation in recognizing PAs’ dedication to providing high-quality, accessible health care to millions of patients across the country. As PAs continue to meet the needs of patients during the pandemic, it is especially time to for celebrate them, and to highlight the value that they bring to the American health care system.

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Fall CAQ Administration Window

Fall administration window for all CAQ exams

Fall CAQ Application Deadline

Deadline to apply for a Fall CAQ Exam Administration

Topics in the Tropics- AAPA Veterans Caucus

December 9-12, 2021

2020 Statistical Profile of Certified PAs


COVID-19 Survey Study Descriptive Report


Learn more about our supporting organizations

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The PA History Society

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. Visit their website to learn more about how they’re preserving PA history.

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The NCCPA Health Foundation

The nccPA Health Foundation creates solutions for improving the capacity of Certified PAs to impact the quality and accessibility of health care delivery. Visit their website to learn more about how they’re partnering with PAs to make a difference in communities across the country.