Accredited Programs

Accreditation Resources

(updated 7.2014)

Accreditation Workshops and Conferences

(updated May 2014)

The ARC-PA‘s annual Provisional Pathway Conference will be held November 20-21, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. Attendance at an ARC-PA Provisional Accreditation Conference is mandatory in order for a developing program to be considered on a commission agenda. Registration opened May 13, 2014. For more information.......

Program Defined Expectations

(April 2014)

The power point slide handout (with typographical corrections) from the ARC-PA presentation at the PAEA Memphis meeting in October 2013 about Program-Defined Expectations as they relate to the Standards is available here.

Analysis and the SSR

(September 2013)

A revised Data Analysis Resource (July 2013) document addressing the components of data analysis as they relate to the Standards, 4th edition and, Self-Study Report, is available here!

Important Notes to Programs / Portal Pointers

(May 2014)

The Spring 2014 Notes to Program document includes information from the March 2014 commission meeting. Programs should read this as well as past Notes documents available here.

Fall 2013 Notes
Spring 2013 Notes
Fall 2012 Notes
Spring 2012 Notes

The Portal SCPE Directions document is now available.  As communicated previously in the Notes to Program (spring 2014) all programs are required to update their SCPE tab data by July 31, 2014.  There will not be a submit button displayed on the portal dashboard for report submission. All that is required is to have the tab updated by the due date.

Portal Pointers are sent to programs and posted here shortly after each commission meeting and periodically during the year.

Other editions of Portal Pointers are posted below.

April 2012 Portal Pointers
August 2012 Portal Update
Accreditation Program Management Update (May 2014)

Responding to ARC-PA Observations or Citations

The Accreditation Manual (available in the Standards section of the web site), in addition to presenting information on interpreting and complying with the Standards, contains important information about ARC-PA policies and procedures. This document is excerpted directly from the December 2013 accreditation manual. Programs are to follow directions in correspondence from the ARC-PA about how to submit reports and materials to the ARC-PA.

ARC-PA Bylaws and Policies

(June 2013)

The ARC-PA Bylaws and Policy Manual are available here as informational resources for physician assistant program faculty, staff and the general public. The Accreditation Manual is being updated and will include references to these policies where appropriate.

The Standards Degree Deadline Issue

(October 2011)

The ARC-PA has developed a document to provide clarification about the masters degree requirement as described in the Standards, 4th edition. This document addresses expectations for all programs that do not yet confer a graduate degree.

Syllabi, Competencies, Objectives

Syllabi, Instructional Objectives and Learning Outcomes, for entry-level PA programs, Standards 4th edition.

Syllabi, Competencies, Objectives , for clinical postgraduate PA programs.