AAPA Opposes High Stakes Recertification Testing
June 30, 2017
AAPA board takes action on recertification issues
Message from Josanne Pagel, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, President and Chair of the Board, AAPA:
AAPA’s board of directors held a special meeting at its headquarters yesterday, during which they took the following actions:
AAPA will not start a new certifying agency.AAPA will continue to pursue all avenues for discussions with NCCPA regarding our members’ concerns about the current recertification process and NCCPA’s interactions with stakeholders.AAPA will contract with a highly respected, unbiased, independent research organization to identify evidence-based alternatives to high-stakes PA recertification testing.
These decisions were made after a deliberative process that included a comprehensive review of the complex and time-intensive requirements to stand up a new organization, extensive feedback from members, and rigorous financial analysis... Continue reading