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Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

Currently, all states require that PAs be certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). To become certified, applicants must be graduates of an accredited PA program and pass the Physician Assistants National Certifying Examination (PANCE). According to NCCPA, the examination consists of two parts:

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