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Physician Associate

Eligibility Requirements for Oregon Licensure

To be eligible for a physician associate license in Oregon, a person must have:

  • Graduated from a PA training program approved by the American Medical Association Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA), or the Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education for Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), or the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARCPA).
  • Passed the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) given by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). 

Applicants who complete the application process but have not yet taken and passed the PANCE may be eligible for a Limited License, Pending Examination.  This license allows practice as a PA for a period of up to six months during which time the PA is required to take and pass the PANCE.  Failure to pass the PANCE will result in the automatic termination of the Limited License, Pending Examination.

General Application Information

Application Requirements & Instructions
  • Important Application Information
  • Documentation Required
    • Items to be sent to the Board from you, the applicant
    • Items to be sent to the Board directly from the primary source
    • Personal History Questions
  • Open-Book Medical Practice Act (MPA) Exam

Supplemental Forms

To assist you with fast and accurate information on the status of your application or questions about your license, please contact the Licensing Call Center:
9 AM to 12 PM and 1 PM to 3 PM (Pacific Standard Time)
Phone: 971-673-2700

In all correspondence with the Call Center, please include your Applicant Number, Date of Birth, and ONLY the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number to ensure confidentiality.