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Physician Assistant (PA) - Certificate to Practice

License Renewal

eLicensure Renewal Site: elicense.ohio.gov

Before Completing Application

Applicants will be required to complete the application in its entirety and pay a non-refundable fee. Applicants will be required to upload any required documents as a result of an affirmative answer provided in the Questions portion of the application, license specific certifications, and to have a valid credit card (Visa, Mastercard, or Discover).


Required Documents for Application Submission

The application contains a Questions portion that consists of standard enforcement questions as well as license specific certifications. If you answer Yes to one of the questions in this portion of the application, you will be required to provide an explanation that includes the date, place, reason and disposition of the matter in the comments box.  Additionally, an attachment may be required in the Attachment portion of the application for certain questions that appear in this area, an example of attachments that may be required are listed below.

  • National Practitioners Data Bank Report (NPDB)
  • Documentation Related to action taken by another state or entity
  • Documentation Related to arrests/criminal actions


After You Apply

Following submission and payment for your application you will receive an email confirming renewal application submission and payment.

If you need to contact the Board please email med.renewal@med.ohio.gov or visit the Board’s website at www.med.ohio.gov. 

Continuing Education

 Physician Assistant Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Certificate to Prescribe
According to Ohio Revised Code Section 4730.14(B), to be eligible for renewal, of your certificate to practice as a physician assistant shall certify to the board that the physician assistant has maintained certification by the national commission on certification of physician assistants (NCCPA) or a successor organization that  is recognized by the board. The physician assistant must complete during the current  certification  period  not less than one hundred hours of continuing medical education acceptable to the board.

CME required for Renewal of Certificate to Prescribe

According to Ohio Revised Code Section 4730.49, to be eligible for renewal, of your certificate to prescribe as a physician assistant, an applicant shall complete every two years at least twelve hours of continuing education in pharmacology from an accredited institution recognized by the state medical board. See the CME chart for the required hours for this renewal period.

Pharmacology Chart for pro-rated CME pursuant to 4730.14(F)

For the Renewal period ending January 31, 2016.



 Date Certificate To Prescribe Issued          Hours
 JANUARY 31, 2014 TO JANUARY 30, 2015


 JANUARY 31, 2015 TO JULY 30, 2015


 JULY 31, 2015 TO JANUARY 30, 2016


 License Prior to JANUARY, 2014