Maine Physician Assistants CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Maine 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 Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine accepts courses from any provider who is ACCME-accredited and awards AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™.

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention Maine Physician Assistants: Pursuant to Governor Mill’s Executive Order, licenses will not expire or need to be renewed for 30 days after the end of the declaration of the emergency. This also includes CME requirements. For more information, please visit https://www.maine.gov/md/covid-19 for PAs and https://www.maine.gov/osteo/covd-19-license-information-other-resources for OPAs.

PAs are required 100 hours every two years, 40 of which must be AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™, or must provide proof of current certification through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Licensees with prescriptive authority are required 3 hours on the prescribing of opioid medication every renewal.

OPAs are required 100 hours every two years, 40 of which must be AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™, or must provide proof of current certification through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

A medical provider who has not previously issued a written certification to a qualifying patient for the medical use of marijuana must submit evidence of completion of a one-hour continuing education course regarding medical marijuana within the preceding two years, prior to issuing written certifications.

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For More Information

Please contact the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine at (207) 287-3601 or https://www.maine.gov/md/laws-rules-updates/rules - PAs and https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/02/chaps02.htm#383 - OPAs for additional information regarding your continuing education.