Florida Physician Assistants CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

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

In addition, NetCE is an approved provider through the Florida Board of Medicine, CE Broker Provider #50-2405. NetCE will electronically report successful course completions to CE Broker.

Continuing Education Requirement

PAs are required 98 general hours every two years, or must show evidence of continuing education as required by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Physician Assistants registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and authorized to prescribe controlled substances must complete 10 of the 98 hours in the specialty area of the supervising physician, 3 of which must be on the safe and effective prescribing of controlled substance medications.
Mandates include:

  • 2 hours of Medical Error Prevention every renewal, in addition to general hours.
  • 2 hours of Domestic Violence every third renewal, included in general hours.
  • NEW 1 hour on human trafficking, one-time requirement. The course is included in general hours and must be completed by January 1, 2021.

If renewing a license for the first time, physician assistants are required to complete 97 general hours or show evidence of continuing education as required by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

In addition, for all first time renewals physician assistants are required:

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For More Information

Please contact the Florida Board of Medicine at (850) 245-4131 or http://www.flboardofmedicine.gov/renewals/physician-assistants/ 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.