Maine Physician Assistants CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

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

Continuing Education Requirement

PAs and OPAs are required 100 hours every two years, 50 of which must be AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™, or must provide proof of current certification through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Three (3) hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ CME on the prescribing of opioid medication is required, 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.

A medical provider who has not previously issued a written certification to a qualifying patient for the medical use of marijuana must submit evidence of completion of a one-hour continuing education course regarding medical marijuana within the preceding two years, prior to issuing written certifications.

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For More Information

Please contact the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine at (207) 287-3601 or the Maine Board of Osteopathic Licensure at (207) 287-2480, or refer to - PAs; or - OPAs; for additional information regarding your continuing education.