Hawaii Academy of Physician Assistants

AAPA Opposes High Stakes Recertification Testing

Posted 11 months ago by MYPA Admin

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