Massachusetts Physician Assistants CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Massachusetts 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 Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration of Physician Assistants accepts courses from any provider who is ACCME-accredited and awards AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™.

Continuing Education Requirement

PAs are required 100 hours every two years, 40 of which must be AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™, and 4 of which must be in pharmacology or pharmacokinetics.
Mandates include:

Prior to issuing written certifications for the medical use of marijuana, certifying healthcare providers must complete a one-time continuing education program on the proper use of marijuana, including side effects, dosage, and contraindications, including with psychotropic drugs, as well as on substance abuse recognition, diagnosis, and treatment related to medical marijuana.

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Please contact the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration of Physician Assistants at (800) 414-0168 or (617) 973-0806, or refer to and for additional information regarding your continuing education.