Postgraduate Programs

Accreditation Process

(August 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.

The ARC-PA is convening a work group to discuss alternative methods of recognition of educational quality for Clinical Postgraduate PA programs. As more information is available it will be posted on the web site.

The ARC-PA is not accepting any new programs into the accreditation process. All determinations of clinical postgraduate PA program eligibility, curriculum reviews and administrative reviews are suspended pending the results of the work group’s report. Programs are advised to retain any materials they have in process until the results of the process review are available.

Currently accredited programs will remain listed as accredited programs on the ARC-PA web page, pending the outcome of further study by the commission. Annual fees will not be billed during this period.