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PAs Value the Certification Process

A study by the NCCPA published in BMC Medical Education found that most PAs agree that PA certification is important for licensure requirements, for staying up to date with medical knowledge and for providing evidence of continued competency.

The study aimed to determine PA perceptions on the value of certification and explore how they vary across different factors. Researchers found that younger PAs, those from underrepresented in medicine (URiM) backgrounds, and those practicing in primary care had more favorable perceptions of certification.

The findings of this study indicate that certification is valued by the majority of PAs, although perspectives slightly varied by demographic and practice characteristics. Overall, these results suggest that certification plays an important role in the PA profession.

To read the report, visit our research page.