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Clinical Postgraduate PA Program Annual Report (1.27.2015): Accredited Clinical Postgraduate PA programs will NOT have to complete the ARC-PA Program Management Portal (Portal) Annual reports due for the 2014-2015 time period, but are asked to update and maintain as current their portal data in all tabs except the budget tab. .......more

Accreditation Workshops and Conferences: (1.23.2015) The ARC-PA will hold both its Accreditation and You Workshop and its Provisional Pathway Conference this summer in St. Louis, Mo at the St. Louis Union Station hotel. The Provisional Pathway Conference will be held Saturday July 18, 2015. It is open to individuals involved in the planning of a PA program. The Accreditation and You Workshop will be held Sunday July 19-21, 2015. It is open to program directors, medical directors, principal faculty and staff from currently accredited programs as well as for individuals from provisional applicant programs assigned to an ARC-PA Commission agenda in 2016 or 2017. An optional session on preparing for the site visit is included in the workshop fee. More information on the workshop and the conference is provided here. There are separate fees for each event.

Portal Purge (1.6.2015) The ARC-PA will be purging documents from program portals dated before 2014. We will only purge the documents submitted by the program via the portal and not those sent from the ARC-PA to the program. No portal emails will be purged. For more information......

Staff Additions and Changes (1.5.2015) The ARC-PA has added staff members to its operation. Read more.......

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.......

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. 

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.