Arizona Board Board of Medical Examiners


Protecting the Public's Health
Arizona Medical Board
9545 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85258-5539   480-551-2700
(Toll Free Within Arizona: 877-255-2212)

How much training is a physician assistant required to have to receive a license?

A physician assistant (PA) must attend and graduate from an approved, accredited two-year physician assistant training program.

How long does it take to receive an Arizona license?

Physician assistants are required to provide the Board with primary source verification of all education and training. The Board cannot process a license until this information is received. On average, licenses are processed within 30 days.


How much is a license?

A temporary PA license is $50. A regular PA license is $125. The fee to convert a temporary license to a regular license is $75.


Are physician assistants in Arizona required to obtain Continuing Medical Education (CME)?

Physician assistants are required to complete 20 credit hours of CME per calendar year. A PA may not carry excess hours over to another year. The Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants conducts random CME audits to ensure that physician assistants are meeting their obligations.

What is reciprocity? Does Arizona honor reciprocity?

Reciprocity means that physician assistants are granted a license because they have a license in another state. The Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants does not grant licensure based on reciprocity.


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