Certification & Licensure

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation—Provisional to the Indiana University Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program. Graduates of the IUMPAS Program will be eligible to take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE), which is offered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). All Program graduates are expected to take the PANCE.

PANCE Performance

Physician  Class Percentage
Class of 2015 90%
Class of 2016 95%

To view the 2016 report click HERE.

Learn more at the NCCPA website »

Licensure for Physician Assistants

Physician assistants in Indiana are regulated through the Physician Assistant Committee of the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA).

Practicing as a PA in Indiana requires the following:

  • Graduation from an accredited PA program
  • Passing the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE)
  • Passing a criminal background check
  • Approval of license application and required supporting, including identification of supervising physician(s)

Information about Indiana Physician Assistant licensure is available from the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency.