Atlanta PANCE and State Licensure
Graduates of the PA program must pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) to become a certified PA and to obtain a permanent state license.
We anticipate our first PANCE pass rates results for our Atlanta program will be late 2021/early 2022 and will be posted on this page.
PAs must be licensed by the state in which they intend to practice before seeing patients. State laws and regulations for Physician Assistants vary from state to state. Statutory and regulatory requirements for initial licensure and license renewal for each state can also be found via this link – https://www.aapa.org/download/19739/. As indicated via this site, graduation from an ARC-PA accredited program meets initial licensure requirements for all states (not required currently by Minnesota) and the passing of the PANCE national certification exam is required. Another resource is https://www.nccpa.net/stateboards. The South College Knoxville/Atlanta PA program is ARC-PA accredited and we work diligently with all students in preparation for the PANCE.