School of Health Professions

Professional Licensure Disclosure: PA Program


Baylor College of Medicine has determined that completion of the Masters – Physician Assistant prepares graduates to apply for licensure in any of the 50 states. Licensure is required for physician assistants and each state sets its own requirements for a license as a physician assistant. To obtain a license, an individual must graduate from a U.S. PA program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) and pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) administered by the National Commission on Certifying of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

The following is a list of states in which the Baylor College of Medicine Physician Assistant Program meets the academic requirements for state licensure:

Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners
Alaska Medical Licensing Board
Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants
Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners in Medicine and Surgery
Arkansas State Medical Board
California PA Examining Committee
Osteopathic Medical Board of California
Colorado Board of Medical Examiners
Connecticut Division of Medical Quality Assurance
Delaware Board of Medical Practice
District of Columbia Department of Health
Florida Board of Medicine
Florida Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners
Georgia Composite State Board of Medical Examiners
Guam Board of Medical Examiners
Hawaii Board of Medical Examiners
Idaho Board of Medicine
Illinois Dept. of Professional Regulation
Indiana Health Professions Service Bureau Medical Licensing Board
Iowa Board of PA Examiners
Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure
Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine
Maine Board of Osteopathic Licensure
Maryland Board of Physicians
Massachusetts Board of PA Registration
Michigan PA Task Force\
Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery

Minnesota Board of Medical Examiners
Mississippi Board of Licensure in Medicine
Missouri Board of Registration in the Healing Arts
Montana Board of Medical Examiners
Nebraska Health Department
Nevada Board of Medical Examiners
Nevada State Board of Osteopathic Medicine
New Hampshire Board of Medicine
New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners
New Mexico Medical Board
New Mexico Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners
New York Office of the Profession
North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners
North Dakota Board of Medicine
State Medical Board of Ohio
Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision
Oklahoma State Board of Osteopathic Examiners
Oregon Medical Board
Pennsylvania Board of Medicine
Pennsylvania Board of Osteopathic Medicine
Puerto Rico Board of Medical Examiners
Rhode Island Board of Registration for PAs
South Carolina State Board of Medical Examiners
South Dakota Board of Medical Osteopathic Examiners
Tennessee PA Committee
Tennessee Board of Osteopathic Examination
Texas Board of Medical Examiners
Utah PA Licensing Board
Vermont Board of Medical Practice
Vermont Board of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
Virgin Islands Board of Medical Examiners
Virginia State Board of Medicine
Washington State Department of Health
Washington State Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery
West Virginia Board of Medicine
West Virginia Board of Osteopathy
Wisconsin Medical Examining Board
Wyoming Board of Medical Examiners