Mississippi Physician Assistants CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Mississippi 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 Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure accepts courses from any provider who is ACCME-accredited and awards AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. NetCE is an approved provider through CE Broker Provider #50-2405 and will electronically report successful course completions to CE Broker.

Continuing Education Requirement

PAs are required 100 hours of CME every two years, 50 of which must be Category 1 as defined by the ACCME, AAPA, AMA, or AOA; or provide evidence of current NCCPA certification.

PAs authorized to prescribe controlled substances must show proof of completion of 100 hours of CME, minimum 50 hours of Category 1 that includes 5 hours related to the prescribing of medications with an emphasis on controlled substances, every two years.

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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For More Information

Please contact the Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure at (601) 987-3079, or refer to https://www.msbml.ms.gov/Licensure/Physician_Assistant and https://www.msbml.ms.gov/sites/default/files/Rules_Laws_Policies/07-2023Administrative%20Code.pdf 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/.