Continuing Medical Education Requirements for Physician Assistants

  • The National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants (NCCPA) requires 100 hours of CME every two years. 50 hours must be Category 1, and 50 hours may be Category 1 or Category 2.

    • The Psychiatry & Psychotherapy Podcast activities are provided through a joint providership with University of California Irvine School of Medicine, which is an ACCME accredited provider of Category 1 CME.

  • Self-assessment CME are considered to be more valuable by the NCCPA, and will be awarded an additional 50% of credit. If an activity is worth 1 CME credit, the NCCPA will convert this activity to 1.5 CME credits.

    • The Psychiatry & Psychotherapy Podcast activities are Self Assessment CMEs, meaning for every hour of credit, the NCCPA will award an additional half hour of credit for activity completion.

  • The NCCPA indicates that you should keep your Category 1 CME documentation for your current two year cycle and for the previous two year cycle.

    • We suggest saving all certificates. If however, you lose a certificate, please contact us at

  • Click here to access the NCCPA main website, or here to access the main page on maintaining certification.

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