As PA students, becoming a member of CAPA allows you to network with fellow physician assistant students and currently practicing PAs, and provides access to the resources for students CAPA has to offer.
Benefits of Membership
- Network with fellow physician assistant students and practicing physician assistants at CAPA’s Annual Conference.
- Keep up with advocacy initiatives
- Interested in getting involved with advancing the Physician Assistant profession? Volunteer with CAPA. Contact CAPA to find out how to get started!
- Once you graduate from a CMA accredited Physician Assistant Program, your CAPA membership gives you eligibility to write the Physician Assistant Entry to Practice Certification Examination, giving you the designation of a Canadian Certified Physician Assistant (CCPA).
Accredited PA Programs
The Physician Assistant Certification Council of Canada (PACCC) provides oversight for the PA Programs that were granted a Canadian Medical Association (CMA) 6 year accreditation status in 2016 and in 2017. The PACCC will ensure that the PA programs are meeting the standards for the maintenance of their 6 year accreditation status and will allow graduates from these previously CMA accredited programs to challenge the Canadian Physician Assistant Entry to Practice Certification Examination.