February 14, 2020
We Want Your Opinion on Competencies for the PA Profession
Feedback period open from now until January 6, 2020
December 13, 2019
The Competencies for the PA Profession, first adopted in 2005 and revised in 2012, are intended to serve as a framework for PAs to assess their own competence and develop their own professional development plans. These competencies are in the process of being updated, and have been reviewed by a task force made up of individuals from AAPA, PAEA, NCCPA, and ARC-PA.
From now until January 6, PAs have an opportunity to review and provide comments to the draft competencies document.
The Competencies for the PA Profession are widely used by educators as a framework when developing curriculum/content for both entry-level PA education and CME. Many employers also use the competencies in their credentialing and privileging processes. They also illustrate the scope of expertise that PAs possess to external stakeholders, including policymakers.
The final competencies document will be presented as a policy resolution to be considered and voted on by AAPA’s House of Delegates May 15-17, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn.