You're beginning an exciting and rewarding career; and NCCPA certification is an important step as you begin this journey.

You're on your way to changing and saving lives... We're ready when you are!


Read about eligibility requirements, registration, exam development and scoring, polices and procedures and more.

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PANCE Exam Content

Learn about what will be on the certification exam by reviewing the content blueprint and sample questions.

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What to Expect on Test Day

Read about what you should bring with you to your exam, break times, and more.

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About Practice Exams

Learn about our Practice Exams and how they can help you prepare for PANCE.

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Here's a message from NCCPA's President/CEO and certified PA, Dawn Morton-Rias, Ed.D, PA-C.



Learn more about your future career as a certified physician assistant.

PA Students

We consider our PA colleagues to be an extremely important part of our practice. We rely on them for their intelligence, their technical skills and their oversight of patients, as well as to be a liaison with patients’ families and other team members in our practice.” 
– J. Nilas Young, MD

PA Professionals

"Have faith in yourself! Don't second guess your answers or over-think the questions. Trust your gut. Also, don't try to cram too much information in your head shortly before the exam." - Elizabeth Miller

For more words or wisdom from certified PAs like the one above, who've already "been there, done that" click here.

Young PA Professionals
AAPA - the American Academy of Physician Assistants has a host of great resources for PA students and new grads. Check it out!

Physician Assistant History Society - learn more about the history of your new profession from the Physician Assistant History Society (PAHx).