Arizona Physician Assistants CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Arizona 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 Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants accepts 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.

Effective April 26, 2018, licensees who are authorized to prescribe Schedule II controlled substances and hold a valid DEA number or a licensee who is authorized to dispense controlled substances shall complete a minimum of 3 hours of CE related to opioids, substance use disorders, or addiction every renewal.

Beginning with DEA initial registrations or renewals starting June 27, 2023, all DEA-registered practitioners (with the exception of DVM-only license holders) are required 8 hours on treating and managing patients with opioid or other substance use disorders, including the appropriate clinical use of all FDA-approved drugs for the treatment of a substance use disorder, one-time only.

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Please contact the Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants at (480) 551-2700 or or refer to for additional information regarding your continuing education.