California PA License

PAs in California are licensed by the:

Physician Assistant Board (PAB)
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1100
Sacramento, CA 95815-3831
Phone: (916) 561-8780 (800) 555-8038
Fax: (916) 263-2671

A PA may apply for licensure in California following the successful completion of a PA training program approved by the PAB and must pass the PA National Certifying Exam (PANCE) given by the NCCPA. The passage of this exam “certifies” the PA which is designated by PA-C. In order to maintain this certified designation, the PA must be recertified every two years with required CME and every ten years by examination through the NCCPA. California license renewal will require a minimum of 50 CAT 1 CME hours every 2 years, however, current NCCPA Certification will be accepted as meeting the state’s CME requirement.

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