Physician Assistant (PA)

Physician Assistant Renewal


Licenses will expire two years after the original date of issuance:

  • for existing license holders, the renewal deadline will continue to be on the same date as it is currently

  • for new license holders this means renewal will occur on the two-year anniversary of initial issuance and every two years thereafter

Ohio licenses may be renewed online at elicense.ohio.gov. 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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Late License Renewal


Late renewal is applicable if the license has lapsed for less than two years.

 

License Restoration


An individual should apply for a restoration application if their license has been inactive for two years or more. A license may be restored upon an applicant's submission of a restoration application, the restoration fee and submission of criminal background checks. Please note: The board may require additional training or examination, or both, of any applicant who for the two years or more immediately preceding the date of application has not been engaged in clinical practice. To restore a license, log into the eLicense portal: eLicense.ohio.gov

 

Renewal Fees


Renewal fee $200.00

Late renewal fee $250.00

Restoration fee $300.00

Transaction fee $3.50

 

Continuing Education


CME required for renewal of a license to practice as a physician assistant

According to Ohio Revised Code Section 4730.14(B), to be eligible for renewal of your license as a physician assistant you shall certify to the board that you have maintained certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) or a successor organization that is recognized by the board. 

 

CME required for renewal of a physician assistant license that includes a valid prescriber number

According to Ohio Revised Code Section 4730.49, to be eligible for renewal of your license as a physician assistant with a valid prescriber number, you shall meet the requirements discussed above and complete every two years at least twelve hours of continuing education in pharmacology from an accredited institution recognized by the board.

 

If the holder of a physician assistant license, including a valid prescriber number, prescribes opioid analgesics or benzodiazepines, the holder must certify whether access to the drug database established and maintained by the State Board of Pharmacy has been granted.

 

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