About the PANRE®
Why Is the PANRE Required & Who Should Take It?
Certified PAs must pass the PANRE or complete the Physician Assistant National Recertifying Examination Longitudinal Assessment (PANRE-LA) requirements in order to maintain licensure with the NCCPA and continue practicing medicine. The overall purpose is to ensure PAs remain experts regarding ever-changing medical knowledge and practices. PAs must meet Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements in addition to passing the PANRE exam or completing all the PANRE-LA requirements.
When Is the PANRE required?
Physician assistants who decide to take the PANRE must pass their recertification exam every 10 years to keep their license. Candidates are eligible to take the PANRE when they are in their 9th or 10th year of the certification maintenance process. This process includes five, two-year cycles during which candidates must log 100 CME credits and submit their certification maintenance fee (by 11:59 p.m. PT on Dec. 31 of their certification expiration year).