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COVID-19 Licenses - Board of Registration of Physician Assistants 

Due to the state of emergency, Governor Baker and Commissioner Bharel have issued the following orders that may affect your licensing:

Apply for a physician assistant license 

Once you are certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), you may apply for an initial Massachusetts PA license.

Apply for a physician assistant temporary practice certificate 

You can apply for a temporary practice certificate if you have graduated from a PA program but have not yet taken the NCCPA certifying exam.

Renew your license 

You can renew your Physician Assistant license online.

Report a change or addition in supervising physician or work setting 

Notify the Board of Registration of Physician Assistants of all information related to your supervising physician.

Update your license information or request a duplicate license 

Keep your name, address, and other information up to date with the Board of Registration of Physician Assistants.

Request the release of NCCPA national certification exam scores 

To apply for a license from theĀ MA Board of Registration of Physician Assistants, you may need to submit information from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

Request to take the ARRT fluoroscopy exam and become qualified to perform fluoroscopic procedures as a Physician Assistant (PA) 

As a PA, you may perform fluoroscopic procedures using fluoroscopy equipment after you complete both didactic and clinical training, and achieve a passing grade on an examination through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Petition for retired status 

Physician assistants can petition the Board to request their licenses be placed on retired status. A retired status is a non-disciplinary status.

Check a License 

You can check the status of a health profession license, permit, certification, or Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration (MCSR) online.

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