Kansas Academy of Physician Assistants

AAPA Message on NCCPA CME Credit

Posted 22 days ago

A Message from AAPA CEO, Lisa Gables.

All –

I wanted to let you know that NCCPA informed me last Friday that despite their continued efforts to contact participants, approximately 4,000 PAs who participated in the pilot program had not logged their required CME and/or paid their required fee.  The original deadline was 12/31/20, however they extended it to 3/31/21.

In an effort to assist NCCPA, via social media and a hero ad on our website, AAPA has encouraged our PA members to complete this process immediately.  We are also reaching out to various of our engaged leadership groups to assist with this communication effort. 

I would encourage you to reach out to your networks as well.  Please note that there is an “exception to policy” if someone is having difficulties and cannot complete their CME or pay their fee.  There is a form to complete for this exception (see message below). 

This is a critical problem, as these PAs are in danger of losing their certification.


Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you.
Lisa Gables (lgables@aapa.org)


Important Reminder about NCCPA Certification

Please keep in mind that NCCPA extended the December 31, 2020 deadline for maintaining certification to March 31, 2021. If you’ve earned and/or logged CME with the AAPA or PAEA , you must log those credits with NCCPA in order to maintain your certification.  Since you typically take care of certification maintenance at the end of the year, we wanted to make sure you aren’t missing important deadlines with NCCPA. 

For more information, log onto your NCCPA record at www.nccpa.net.


NCCPA understands that things can happen and have policies in place to help in specific situations. If you need to request an exception to policy (ETP) or extension of certification maintenance requirements, you can sign in to your online record to submit an ETP. For more information visit:  https://www.nccpa.net/Legal