Michigan Physician Assistants CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

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

Continuing Education Requirement

PAs are not required to complete general continuing education at this time.

NEW Beginning June 1, 2022, an applicant for licensure or registration must have completed a minimum of two (2) hours of implicit bias training within the 5 years immediately preceding issuance of the license or registration. For every renewal thereafter, in addition to completing any continuing education required for renewal, reregistration, or relicensure, an applicant must have completed a minimum of one (1) hour of implicit bias training for each year of the applicant's license or registration cycle. Unless prohibited by the code or rules, this training may be used to satisfy other training or continuing education requirements for license renewal. Instruction must be synchronous/interactive or asynchronous teleconference or webinar. (Per MI R 338.7004 eff 3/23/2023)

NEW Beginning with applications and renewals on and after May 28, 2024, licensed prescribers or dispensers of controlled substances must complete training in opioids and controlled substance awareness, every renewal period. Delegatees (other than a physician's assistant), or those allowed by practice agreement, or order to prescribe or dispense a controlled substance by a licensed prescriber or dispenser must complete a controlled substances training one time during the applicable license cycle. Topics may be obtained from more than one program. (Per MI Board of Pharmacy R 338.3135 eff 5/28/2024)

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.

Beginning April 22, 2021, there is a one-time requirement for training in identifying victims of human trafficking at initial licensure.

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For More Information

Please contact the Michigan Bureau of Professional Licensing at (517) 241-0199, or visit the Task Force on Physician's Assistant website at https://www.michigan.gov/lara/bureau-list/bpl/health/hp-lic-health-prof/pa for additional information regarding your continuing education.

Implicit Bias training: https://www.michigan.gov/-/media/Project/Websites/lara/bpl/Shared-Files/Implicit-Bias-Training-FAQs.pdf - All Licensees (multiple professions).