Michigan Physician Assistants CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

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

Continuing Education Requirement

PAs are not required to complete general continuing education at this time.

NEW Beginning June 1, 2022, an applicant for licensure or registration must have completed a minimum of 2 hours of implicit bias training within the 5 years immediately preceding issuance of the license or registration. Additionally, beginning on June 1, 2022, and for every renewal thereafter, an applicant for license or registration renewal must have completed a minimum of 1 hour of implicit bias training for each year of the applicant's license or registration cycle.

Beginning with August 31, 2019 renewals, there is a one-time requirement for training in identifying victims of human trafficking. Licensees renewing in 2017 must complete training by 2019 renewal; licensees renewing in 2018 must complete by 2020 renewal; and, licensees renewing in 2019 must complete by 2021 renewal. Beginning April 22, 2021, completion of the training is a requirement for initial licensure.

Beginning September 1, 2019, a physician assistant seeking a controlled substance license, or who is licensed to prescribe or dispense controlled substances, must complete a one-time training in opioids and controlled substance awareness prior to being issued a controlled substance license.

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For More Information

Please contact the Michigan Task Force on Physician Assistants at (517) 241-0199, or visit their website at https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-27417_27529_27550---,00.html for additional information.

Implicit Bias training: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/Implicit_Bias_FAQs_FINAL_7.22.2021_731300_7.pdf - All Licensees (multiple professions).