As a prerequisite for annual physician assistant registration, practitioners are required to complete continuing medical education.
Physician assistants are required to complete 40 hours of continuing medical education, at least half of which must be formal Category I credit provided by a CME sponsor that has been approved by the American Academy of Physician Assistants. The remaining hours may be from Category II, composed of informal self-study, attendance at hospital lectures, grand rounds, or case conferences and shall be recorded in a manner that can be easily transmitted to the board upon request. Completion of required CME is reported during annual registration. If an excess of the 40 hours are completed prior to annual registration, the excess hours may be applied to the following years' requirements.
There is a maximum of 80 total excess credit hours that may be carried forward and a limit of two years from the date of the annual registration following the period during which the hours were earned. Excess hours are applied/reported according to their Category. See Board Rule 185.6 for additional information.
For PA CME course listings contact:
Texas Academy of Physician Assistants: (512) 370-1537