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

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.

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.

Beginning with DEA initial registrations or renewals starting June 27, 2023, all DEA-registered practitioners (with the exception of DVM-only license holders) are required 8 hours on treating and managing patients with opioid or other substance use disorders, including the appropriate clinical use of all FDA-approved drugs for the treatment of a substance use disorder, one-time only.

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Please contact the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice at (612) 617-2130, or refer to https://mn.gov/boards/medical-practice/ and 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 https://www.nccpa.net/maintain-certification/continuing-medical-education/.