Applications for Dean Commission Being Accepted (12.2.2014) The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) seeks applicants via nominations, by others or self-declared, for a Commissioner position on the ARC-PA. This position is reserved for a college/university Dean who will bring the perspective of graduate level health professions education. Applications are due no later than February 20, 2015. For more information.......

Annual Portal Report Due December 15 (12.1.2014) The annual portal report is due December 15, 2014. The email sent to program directors is available here. The submit button is on all program portal dashboards. Having trouble with an error message about campus designation? Click here.

Position Opening in ARC-PA Offices (11.26.2014) The ARC-PA is searching for an experienced PA educator to work in a new position located in the Corporate Office of the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant in Johns Creek, Georgia.This position requires full time presence in the John’s Creek Office. Please share this job posting with qualified colleagues and individuals who may be interested in applying. For more information regarding the position, qualifications and application procedures click here.

Clinical Postgraduate Accreditation in Abeyance (8.4.2014) The current accreditation process for Clinical Postgraduate PA programs is being held in abeyance. Abeyance applies to those programs with the status of Accreditation – Clinical Postgraduate Program as well as those that have received correspondence with a formal timeline to attain accreditation by the commission. For more information......

Portal SCPE Directions (5.13.2014) A special SCPE Directions document is now available on the Accreditation Resources page of this site.  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. 

Notes to Programs: (4.2014) .The Spring 2014 Notes to Program document includes information from the March 2014 commission meeting. There are important policy changes addressed in the Notes.

IMPORTANT SOFTWARE REMINDER TO PROGRAMS: (12.2014) All application documents, templates, change forms and reports due to the ARC-PA are developed in Microsoft Office 2010 and may not be compatible with Office 2007 and earlier.   Programs must be able to complete forms and applications in current software.