Becoming a Physician Assistant in Kentucky

All persons interested in knowing how to become a physician assistant in Kentucky are required to be certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and to be licensed by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure. 
Certification steps for those who wish to become a physician assistant in Kentucky:

  1. Graduate from an accredited physician assistant program
  2. Submit application and exam fee of $475
  3.  Successfully complete the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE)

State Licensure requirements for those who wish to become a physician assistant in Kentucky

  1. Complete and submit notarized application with passport sized photo, a notarized waiver of rights and release form, and application fee of $100
  2. Submit certification of training (this form must be sent to the school in which a physician assistant program was completed)
  3. Submit NCCPA waiver form and copy of certification card (the PANCE must be passed within 3 tries)
  4. Submit a verification for licenses held in other states
  5. Complete a Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background check
  6. Primary supervisory physician application with the alternate agreement form (these form will give a physician authorization to hire and a physician assistant) with a $100 fee

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