Physician Assistant (PA)

Physician Assistant Certificate to Practice Renewal

Physician Assistant practitioners are required to renew their license biennially in order to maintain an active certificate to practice. The expiration date for all licenses is January 31st of even years.

The fee for renewal is $200.

Ohio licenses may be renewed online at You may view your renewal status online here.


Before Completing Renewal Application

Applicants will be required to complete the renewal application in its entirety and pay a non-refundable fee. Applicants will be required to upload any required documents because 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).


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Continuing Education

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 of Ohio. See the CME chart below 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, 2018.

Date Certificate to Prescribe was issued:


July 31, 2016 to January 30, 2017


January 31, 2016 to July 30, 2016


January 31, 2015 to January 30, 2016


License issued prior to January 2016



View the Frequently Asked Questions here.