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NCCPA Seeks a Physician and Public Member to Join Board

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NCCPA Seeks a Physician and Public Member to Join Board

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — June 12, 2024 — The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) seeks a physician director-at-large and a public director-at-large to join its Board of Directors beginning in 2025.

Ideal candidates must be passionate advocates for the critical role of Board Certified PAs in health care and hold a deep understanding of the profession and its impact on patients’ lives.

“This is an exciting time to join NCCPA,” said President and CEO Dawn Morton-Rias, Ed. D., PA-C, ICE-CCP, FACHE. “As the PA profession’s board certifying organization, we pave the way for PAs to build their careers and meet the health care needs of millions of patients.”

If chosen, board members will join a dynamic board that guides NCCPA strategically. They meet in person four times a year and often participate in two or three committees or task forces. These committees collaborate through video conferences, email and in-person meetings aligned with the full board schedule. The board position has a four-year term, with the option for re-election to a second term.

While the role is voluntary and does not come with financial remuneration, NCCPA covers all travel, lodging and meal expenses for board and committee meetings.

Interested candidates for the physician director-at-large or the public director-at-large can find qualification details, application requirements and other essential information in the application packet available at

Completed applications must be submitted to NCCPA by July 12.


About the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is the only certifying organization for more than 178,700 PAs in the United States. The PA-C credential is awarded by NCCPA to PAs who fulfill certification, certification maintenance and recertification requirements. NCCPA also administers the Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) program for experienced, Board Certified PAs practicing in ten (11 in 2025) specialties. For more information, visit