Licensure & Certification
Students who successfully complete the PA Program at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) are eligible to take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE). This is a computer-based test that is issued by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), the only certifying organization for physician assistants in the United States. More information about our PA Program and PANCE.
Students who pass the PANCE can apply for their license as a physician assistant in any state they wish to practice. PA organizations near Jefferson include: