Utah Physician Assistants CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Utah 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 Utah Department of Commerce Division of Occupational & Professional Licensure accepts courses from any provider who is ACCME-accredited and awards AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™.

Continuing Education Requirement

PAs are required 40 hours every two years, 34 of which must be Category 1, or must maintain certification through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). All controlled substance prescribers must complete 4 hours in controlled substance prescribing every renewal, .5 of which must be completed through an online tutorial and test, as described by the Board in section 58-37f-402.* The remaining 3.5 hours may be completed through an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ course that meets Board requirements.**

*The online tutorial and test may only be offered by the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing. Access the training here: https://dopl.utah.gov/csd/index.html.

**NetCE does not have a course to meet this requirement.

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For More Information

Please contact the Utah Department of Commerce Division of Occupational & Professional Licensure at (801) 530-6628 or (866) 275-3675 or https://dopl.utah.gov/pa/ for additional information regarding your continuing education.