Who We Are

NCCPA is the only certifying organization for PAs in the United States. Established as a not-for-profit organization in 1974, NCCPA provides certification programs that reflect standards for clinical knowledge, clinical reasoning and other medical skills and professional behaviors required upon entry into practice and throughout the careers of PAs.

Our Passion
Imbued with a strong sense of responsibility to assure that PAs meet professional standards of knowledge and skills, NCCPA strives to meet the needs of its stakeholders efficiently, effectively and honorably.

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NCCPA has earned accreditation from the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). The NCCA is the accrediting arm of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE). Established in 1977 as a nonprofit organization, ICE is a leader in setting quality standards for certifying organizations.

Our History

Our history has set the stage for a bold future. Learn more about how NCCPA got started and review our achievements over the years.

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NCCPA Leadership

The vast experiences and rich diversity of NCCPA’s leadership and Board of Directors contribute greatly to the success of our organization. Meet our team and learn more about what they bring to NCCPA.

Careers at NCCPA

For consecutive years NCCPA has been named one of the best places to work in health care. Find out why and learn more about opportunities to join our team as your explore careers with NCCPA.

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Volunteer with NCCPA

Certified PAs are at the heart of everything that we do at NCCPA. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities and how your involvement can assist in making a big impact on the profession.