Minnesota Physician Assistants CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

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

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention Minnesota Physician Assistants: The Governor’s Emergency Executive Order 20-23 (EO 20-23) has authorized the Board of Medical Practice to defer continuing education reporting requirements until the first full reporting cycle following termination of the peacetime emergency. It is important to note that continuing education requirements are deferred and not waived. For more information, please visit https://mn.gov/boards/assets/EO%2020-23%20-%20FINAL_tcm21-426871.pdf.

PAs are required 50 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ every two years, or must maintain certification through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Licensees authorized to prescribe, dispense and administer controlled substances must maintain NCCPA certification.

NEW Effective January 1, 2020, controlled substance prescribers must complete a one-time requirement of 2 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ on topics relating to best practices in prescribing opioids and controlled substances.

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Please contact the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice at (612) 617-2130 or https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=147A.24 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.