PAtients First! legislation will modernize PA practice, streamline regulations, and reduce burdensome paperwork. With PAtients First! in 2021, Illinois will be an even better place for PAs to practice, patient care barriers will be reduced, and Illinoisans will have more access to quality healthcare.
Board Certification & Licensure
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations (IDFPR) resources including the PA Practice Act, Administrative rules, Applications for Licensure, Application for Prescriptive Authority, Supervising Physician Forms
The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is dedicated to serving the interest of the public. We do so with a passionate belief that certified PAs are essential members of the health care delivery team who provide millions access to more affordable, high quality health care. Our vision is to transform the delivery of quality healthcare by certifying qualified PAs through programs that improve patient care while exemplifying a commitment to excellence unparalleled among certifying organizations.
Education & Training
Areas of Specialty & Clinical Practice
Become a PA
Step 2: Attend an accredited PA program
Step 3: Become certified
Step 4: Obtain a state license
Step 5: Maintain your certification
See more info on prerequisites and healthcare experience at the AAPA website.