Virginia Physician Assistants CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Virginia 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 Virginia State Board of Medicine accepts courses from any provider who is ACCME-accredited and awards AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™.

Continuing Education Requirement

PAs must show evidence of certification through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) every two years. Effective July 1, 2017, prescribers are required 2 hours in topics related to pain management, responsible prescribing of covered/controlled substances, and diagnosis and management of addiction every renewal.

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Please contact the Virginia State Board of Medicine at (804) 367-4600 or for additional information regarding your continuing education.

For additional information regarding NCCPA's continuing education requirement please access their website at