American Academy of Physician Assistants

State Licensing Requirements


You must be licensed by the state in which you work before you can begin practice.

Here are resources to help you with licensing:

List of licensing boards

Names and contact information for all state and territory licensing boards.

Chart: Requirements for licensure

You can learn at a glance what your state requires for licensing (PDF).

5 state licensing tips for PAs

Here are five tips to help your licensing process run as smoothly as possible.

CME requirements by state

A summary that lists which states require topic-specific CME for license renewal (PDF).

State laws and regulations

This page includes summaries of all state PA laws and regulations.

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