Louisiana Physician Assistants CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Louisiana Physician Assistants

In support of improving patient care, NetCE is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

As a jointly accredited provider, NetCE is authorized to award Category 1 CME Credit to physician assistants certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

The Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners accepts courses from any provider who is ACCME-accredited and awards AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™.

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention Louisiana Physician Assistants: General CME requirements and CME audits will be temporarily suspended for 2020. However, this does not apply to the 3 hours of required CME on controlled dangerous substances (CDS) for first time license renewals of authorized prescribers of CDS. For more information, please visit https://www.lsbme.la.gov/content/covid-19-crisis-information.

PAs must maintain certification through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

Practitioners with a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) license are required at least 3 hours of Board-approved continuing education on the best practices for the prescribing of CDS, drug diversion training, appropriate treatment for addiction, and the treatment of chronic pain.

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For More Information

Please contact the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners at (504) 568-6820 or http://www.lsbme.la.gov/licensure/rules for additional information regarding your continuing education.

For additional information regarding NCCPA's continuing education requirement please access their website at http://www.nccpa.net/continuingmedicaleducation.