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Physician Assistant Eligibility Checklist

To be eligible for a PA License in Texas, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of an educational program for physician assistants or surgeon assistants accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, or by that committee's predecessor or successor entities

  • Passage of PANCE within 6 attempts

  • NCCPA Certification

  • Any health care licenses held not subject to any type of disciplinary action

  • Good moral and professional character

  • Mentally and physically able to function safely as a PA

  • Passage of the jurisprudence (JP) exam

  • Have practiced at least 20 hours a week for 40 weeks in one of the two years preceding application