Physician Assistant (PA)

PA Application

License Types


  • 50 - License to Practice only

    • No prescriptive authority

  • 50RX – License to Practice and Prescriptive Authority combined

    • RX Provisional certificate and full certificate no longer exist

    • Initial 500 hours of Rx authority requires onsite supervision of supervising physician

 

Eligibility


Physician Assistant Core Licensure Eligibility Requirements

 

Initial Application Fees


Application $400.00

Transaction fee $3.50

Total due at submission $403.50

 

Application


eLicense application portal: eLicense.ohio.gov

 

Before Completing an 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).

The application fee for initial licensure is $400.

 

Criminal Records Check


The board strongly encourages prospective applicants to complete their background checks as soon as they know that they will be applying for Ohio licensure. There is no need to wait until an application is submitted to start the background check process. The board will retain the background check results for up to one year upon receiving them. Once an application has been submitted to the board, its status will be updated to reflect receipt of the results.

  • All applicants for licensure are required to complete an FBI and Ohio BCI criminal records check. The Ohio background check packet and instructions can be obtained here.

  • Results MUST be sent directly from the vendor to the State Medical Board of Ohio; the Board will not accept results from the applicant or a third party.

 

Required Documents to Be Uploaded


  • Evidence of current certification with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). You will be asked to enter either your NCCPA ID or Social Security Number so this information can be obtained electronically from the NCCPA.

  • Education transcript from a program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

  • Verification of certificate, licensure or registration status that you hold with any other country, state or province.

    • Request license verifications from any state or jurisdiction where you currently hold or previously held a professional license. The State Medical Board of Ohio prefers verifications be delivered by email (license@med.ohio.gov) or fax (614.466.1464).

  • Documentation related to affirmative answers provided in the Questions portion of the application.  Examples of required documentation may include:

    • National Practitioners Data Bank Report (NPDB)

    • Documentation Related to action taken by another state or entity

    • Documentation Related to arrests/criminal actions

 

Documentation That Should Be Sent Directly to the Board


  • Verification of certificate, licensure, or registration status that you hold with any other country, state or province that were not uploaded as part of the application process.

  • Criminal Record Check (FBI & Ohio BCI) results.

  • The State Medical Board of Ohio prefers verifications be delivered by email (license@med.ohio.gov) or fax (614.466.1464).

 

After You Apply


Following submission of a completed application and payment you will receive a confirmation email. If you need to contact the Board, please email license@med.ohio.gov.

 

Please note: the Medical Board is unable to confirm receipt of background checks or other supporting documents prior to an application being submitted. 

Once an application has been submitted, any documents that have been previously received will be attached to the application. Please allow the Board 10 business days to perform an initial review of your application. After that time, you may check the status of your application by logging into eLicense and navigating to your license application. Select the Options tab and the Review Status option. Any outstanding items will be listed in the ‘Comments’ section at the bottom of the page.

 

Drug Enforcement Administration Certificate Information


For questions concerning your Drug Enforcement Administration Certificate of Registration, please direct inquiries to:

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

431 Howard Street

Detroit, MI 48226

(313) 226-7524

www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/

 

Supervision Agreements


Before initiating supervision of one or more physician assistants, a physician shall enter into a supervision agreement with each physician assistant who will be supervised. Supervision agreements are no longer submitted to the State Medical Board of Ohio for approval, but must be kept in the records maintained by the supervising physician, and be readily accessible for on-site inspection. Since supervision agreements are no longer filed with the Board, there is no expiration nor renewal of them. They are living documents that remain active and can be amended at any time until terminated. For convenience, you may use the forms below.

 

Forms and Helpful Links


License Verification Form

Supervision Agreement Application - For Health Care Facility Practice Location Only

Supervision Agreement Application - Practice Outside of a Health Care Facility Only

Chapter 4730, Ohio Revised Code

Chapter 4730, Ohio Administrative Code

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Ohio Association of Physician Assistants

Physician Assistant Core Licensure Eligibility Requirements 

Criminal Record Check (FBI and Ohio BCI) Information