Nevada Physician Assistants CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Nevada 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 Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners and the Nevada State Board of Osteopathic Medicine accept courses from any provider who is ACCME-accredited and awards AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™.

Continuing Education Requirement

PAs are required 40 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ every two years, at least 20 of which must be within the licensee's scope of practice or specialty.
Specific requirements include:

Licensees who care for patients 60+ years are encouraged to take up to 4 hours for twice the credit in Geriatrics and Gerontology, or Alzheimer's Disease or other forms of dementia (for a maximum 8 hours per biennium).

Licensees are encouraged to complete CE concerning methods for educating patients on how to effectively manage medications, including the ability of the patient to request to have the symptom or purpose for which a drug is prescribed included on the label attached to the drug container.

Licensees are encouraged to complete, as a part of their continuing education, training and education in the diagnosis of rare diseases, including, but not limited to, recognizing the symptoms of pediatric cancer and interpreting family history to determine whether such symptoms indicate a normal childhood illness or a condition that requires additional examination.

OPAs are required 20 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or AOA Category 1-A Credit, and current certification through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) each year.

OPAs registered to dispense controlled substances are required 2 hours in the misuse and abuse of controlled substances, the prescribing of opioids, or addiction each renewal.

Licensees are encouraged to complete, as a part of their continuing education, training and education in the diagnosis of rare diseases, including, but not limited to, recognizing the symptoms of pediatric cancer and interpreting family history to determine whether such symptoms indicate a normal childhood illness or a condition that requires additional examination.

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For More Information

Please contact the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners at (775) 688-2559 or https://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-630.html#NRS630Sec253 - PAs, or the Nevada State Board of Osteopathic Medicine at (702) 732-2147 or http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NAC/NAC-633.html#NAC633Sec285 - OPAs, for additional information regarding your continuing education.