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2023 PANRE/PANRE-LA Content Blueprint by Category

• PANRE/PANRE-LA Content Blueprint by category (Effective 2023)

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2023 PANRE/PANRE-LA Content Blueprint

• 2023 PANRE/PANRE-LA Content Blueprint (Effective 2023)

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Administrative Certification Extension (ACE) Policy

• Administrative Certification Extension (ACE) Policy

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Printing CME Transcripts

• You may also retrieve you CME transcripts as a PDF document. When you click “Print,” the transcripts are already in PDF format, and you can save them to your computer.

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Background Questions

• Every two years during the certification maintenance cycles and when a PA applies for an NCCPA exam, they are required to answer three background questions which are listed below.

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Preapproved Certification Programs

• In the attached pdf, you will find s a list of Certification Programs that are preapproved for Category 1 CME and the maximum amount of CME credits they are worth.

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PANRE Content Blueprint by Category

• Content Blueprint for the Physician Assistant National Recertifying Examination (PANRE).

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PANRE Content Blueprint by Assessment Level

• The diseases and disorders that may be covered on PANRE are provided below and are sorted based on the level of assessment.

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Competencies for the PA Profession

• This document defines the specific knowledge, skills, and attitudes that physician assistants (PA) in all clinical specialties and settings in the United States should be able to demonstrate throughout their careers.

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2019 Sample PANRE Questions

• A 55-year-old man comes to the emergency department because he has had pressure-like pain in the substernal region of his chest for the past 20 minutes. The patient says the pain radiates to his left arm. He is nauseated and sweating profusely.

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Content Blueprint for PANRE

• This content blueprint provides information on how exam questions are allocated to the different content categories on PANRE.

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PANRE Policies, Procedure and Authorization

• NCCPA evaluates applications without regard to age, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status or disability. Eligibility requirements vary among NCCPA’s exams and are published on the NCCPA website.

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PANRE Pass Rate

• The nation’s Certified PAs are committed to providing the highest quality of care. To help assure the public that the PAs caring for them and their family are prepared to deliver effective care, Certified PAs are required to pass the Physician Assistant National Recertifying Examination (PANRE) as part of ongoing certification maintenance requirements.

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Code of Conduct

• The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) endeavors to assure the public that certified physician assistants (PAs) meet professional standards of knowledge and skills. Additionally, NCCPA attempts to ensure that the PAs it certifies are upholding appropriate standards of professionalism and ethics in practice. The NCCPA’s Code of Conduct for Certified and Certifying PAs and PAs with the PA-C Emeritus Designation (the "Code of Conduct") outlines principles that all certified or certifying PAs and PAs holding the PA-C Emeritus designation are expected to uphold.

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Name Changes

• To take any NCCPA exam, examinees must present two forms of ID at the testing center; a primary and secondary ID or two primary IDs.

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CME Logging Instructions

• See here: https://www.nccpa.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Continuing-Medical-Education-Logging-Instructions.pdf

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CME Sponsors and Providers

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Conference Logging Terms and Conditions

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