Tennessee Physician Assistants CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

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

Continuing Education Requirement

PAs are required 100 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ every two years. All licensees are required 2 hours of prescribing controlled substances which must include instruction in the TN Chronic Pain Guidelines.

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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For More Information

Please contact the Tennessee Board of Physician Assistants at (615) 532-4384 or (800) 778-4123, or refer to https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/health-professional-boards/pa-board/pa-board/continuing-education.html and https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/rules/1130/1130.htm for additional information regarding your continuing education.

For additional information regarding NCCPA's continuing education requirement please access their website at https://www.nccpa.net/maintain-certification/continuing-medical-education/.