To practice as a physician assistant in the United States, students must successfully complete a PA program accredited by the ARC-PA. Students must also pass the certifying examination administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

For further information regarding the certifying examination, contact the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Inc., 12000 Findley Road, Suite 100, Johns Creek, GA 30097-1409; 678/417-8100; www.nccpa.net

Midwestern University’s Downers Grove Physician Assistant program meets the educational requirements for certification and licensure to practice as a physician assistant in the following states and territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, U.S. Virgin Islands, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming. 

Each student should check the additional licensure requirements for the state, district or territory in which they intend to pursue employment.