Nebraska Physician Assistants CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Nebraska 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 Nebraska Health and Human Services, Regulation and Licensure Regulatory Affairs accept courses from any provider who is ACCME-accredited and awards AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™.

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention Nebraska Physician Assistants: As of 6/28/21, the governor has announced that the COVID-19 State of Emergency expired on 6/30/21. As a result, physician assistant licenses that were deferred per Executive Order 20-10 will have their expiration dates extended to 10/31/21, and must be renewed by that date. If the license has already been renewed, this deferral and extension does not apply. Additionally, within the next 30 days, the Licensure Unit will send a postcard to those licensees who have not renewed, advising that they will have until 10/31/21 to renew. For more information, please visit https://dhhs.ne.gov/licen-sure/Pages/Medicine-and-Surgery.aspx.

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).

Beginning with renewals on or after October 1, 2018, licensees who prescribe controlled substances must complete at least 3 hours on prescribing opiates, which may include, but is not limited to, education regarding prescribing and administering opiates, the risks and indicators regarding development of addiction to opiates, and emergency opiate situations. One half-hour of the 3 hours must cover the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) described in sections 71-2454 to 71-2456 of the Nebraska Revised Statutes.

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Please contact the Nebraska Health and Human Services, Regulation and Licensure Regulatory Affairs at (402) 471-2118 or http://dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/Pages/Physician-Assistant.aspx 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.