NCCPA has a robust repository of data on Certified PA demographic and practice characteristics, and we are grateful to the Certified PAs who take the time and effort to provide this data by updating their PA profiles each year. The information collected in the PA profile is compiled and is used to produce four annual reports regarding PA practice, which you can find below.
Requesting Data for Research Projects and Studies
We are pleased to offer a variety of reports, publications, tables, charts, and graphs reflecting data collected by NCCPA.
In addition to the publication of those reports, NCCPA pursues a research agenda that focuses on its core activities and the ongoing evaluation and improvement of its exams and certification program. NCCPA is also committed to collaborating with external researchers to share data in appropriate and ethical ways to further advance the health and safety of the public or otherwise conduct useful research related to PAs. To facilitate research collaborations, NCCPA has developed Policies for the Review of Requests for Data and External Research Collaboration and guidelines that describe the process external researchers must follow for submitting requests for data and how those requests will be reviewed.