Update on NCCPA Recertification Proposals
We are happy to report that resounding input from the PA community has finally been heard by the NCCPA. In mid-November NCCPA announced that their quest to make significant changes to the recertification exam process would be discontinued.
The changes implemented in August 2016 eliminating the requirement for SA and PI CME, as well as the extra weighted credit for these types of CME, will remain in effect. The SDPA executive committee, other PA specialty organization leaders, and NCCPA representatives met in June 2016 to discuss our concerns with the proposed changes and viable solutions.
The SDPA is proud to have played a vital role in discussions leading to NCCPA’s plans to focus the recertification exam on core medical knowledge that is important for PA practice in any specialty, while also maintaining the mobility of PAs between disciplines. Thank you for your candid feedback to both the SDPA and NCCPA to help our leadership team best represent the voice of dermatology PAs on such an important issue to our profession. Click here to read the NCCPA’s full announcement.
Wishing you an enjoyable Thanksgiving week and holiday season!
Jennifer Conner, MPAS, PA-C