NCMB - Physician Assistant Expedited Application - Eligibility Requirements


You are eligible for an expedited application if you meet the following four qualifications:

Please check each box that applies to you.

successfully completed PA National Certifying Exam (PANCE) and holds a current NCCPA certification;

licensed in at least one other state, the District of Columbia, U.S. Territory or Canadian province for at least five years;

been active in clinical practice providing patient care for an average of 20 hours or more per week for at least the last two years (you may be required to show proof);

and have a clean license application, as defined below.

A clean license application means the following:
  1. no professional liability insurance claim(s) or payment(s);
  2. no criminal record;
  3. no medical condition(s) which could affect your ability to practice safely;
  4. no regulatory board complaint(s), investigation(s), or action(s) (including applicant’s withdrawal of a license application);
  5. no adverse action taken by a health care institution;
  6. no investigation(s) or action(s) taken by a federal agency, the U.S. military, medical societies or associations;
  7. no suspension or expulsion from any school, including an educational program for physician assistants;

If you do not meet all four requirements, you are not eligible for an expedited license and will need to complete the full PA license application.