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Physician Assistant Program in Tennessee - TN

Continuing Education for Tennessee Physician Assistants

The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners issues a two-year license to physician assistants who have graduated from accredited Physician Assistant programs in Tennessee.  Renewal notification will be mailed to the license holder 45 days prior to the expiration of the license.  The renewal fee of $260 can be paid and the entire renewal process completed on-line through the Tennessee Department of Health 120 days prior to the expiration date. 

Graduates of Physician Assistant programs in Tennessee must also complete 100 hours of continuing medical education during each two-year renewal cycle.  At least one hour should address prescribing practices.  The remaining hours are divided into Category I and Category II.  The hours must be consistent with the requirements of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (www.nccpa.net).  Logging of the hours will be required in the license renewal process and proof of completion should be kept for at least four years. 

Physician Assistant Professional Organizations

The following organizations are specific to physician assistants licensed and practicing in the state of Tennessee.  They can provide valuable information regarding training and education and license renewal and continuing education. 

  • Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants

PO Box 150785
Nashville, TN 37215
(615)463-0026 - Phone
(615)463-0036 - Fax
http://www.tnpa.com/ - Website

  • Tennessee Department of Health

425 5th Avenue North
Cordell Hull Building, 3rd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
(615)741-3111 – Phone
tn.health@tn.gov – Email
http://health.state.tn.us/licensure/index.htm - Email

The below listed organizations are open to physician’s assistants across the country.   They offer information on how to become a physician assistants, how to become licensed, how to find a job, how to meet the required continuing education, and more. 

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants

950 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1552
(703)836-2272 – Phone
(703)684-1924 - Fax
http://www.aapa.org/ - Website

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

12000 Findley Road Suite 200
Duluth, GA 30097-1409
(678)417-8100 – Phone
(678)417-8135 – Fax
www.nccpa.net – Website

  • Physician Assistant Education Association

300 N. Washington Street, Suite 505
Alexandria, VA 22314-2544
(703)548-5538 – Phone
info@PAEAonline.org - Email
http://www.paeaonline.org/ - Website

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