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 50 hours each year, 20 of which must be Category 1 as defined by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), or may provide proof of current certification through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

Physician assistants authorized to prescribe controlled substances are required to show proof of completion of 50 hours of CME annually, including a minimum of 20 hours Category 1, ten (10) hours of which must be related to prescribing medications with an emphasis on controlled substances each renewal. This is not in addition to the non-prescribers requirement.

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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/sites/default/files/Rules_Laws_Policies/08-2021Administrative%20Code.pdf 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.