Physician Assistant (PA)

Physician Assistant Certificate to Practice Renewal


Physician Assistant practitioners are required to renew their license biennially in order to maintain an active certificate to practice. The expiration date for all licenses is January 31st of even years.

The fee for renewal is $200.

Ohio licenses may be renewed online at elicense.ohio.gov. You may view your renewal status online here.

 

Before Completing Renewal Application

Applicants will be required to complete the renewal application in its entirety and pay a non-refundable fee. Applicants will be required to upload any required documents because of an affirmative answer provided in the Questions portion of the application, license specific certifications and to have a valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover).

 

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Continuing Education


CME required for renewal of a license to practice as a physician assistant

According to Ohio Revised Code Section 4730.14(B), to be eligible for renewal of your license as a physician assistant you shall certify to the board that you have maintained certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) or a successor organization that is recognized by the board. During the current certification period, you must complete not less than one hundred hours of continuing medical education acceptable to the Board.

 

CME required for renewal of a physician assistant license that includes a valid prescriber number

According to Ohio Revised Code Section 4730.49, to be eligible for renewal of your license as a physician assistant with a valid prescriber number, you shall meet the requirements discussed above and complete every two years at least twelve hours of continuing education in pharmacology from an accredited institution recognized by the board.

 

If the holder of a physician assistant license, including a valid prescriber number, prescribes opioid analgesics or benzodiazepines, the holder must certify whether access to the drug database established and maintained by the State Board of Pharmacy has been granted.


View the Frequently Asked Questions here.