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Rule changes to increase PA license renewal and application fees

Discussion Ended on 12/14/2018

PA license application and renewal fees have not increased since 2005, despite rapid growth in the PA population. During the 13-year interval since the last fee increase for PAs, NCMB has twice increased license application and renewal fees for physicians. Fees generate virtually all of NCMB’s operating budget. The number of PAs licensed by NCMB has more than doubled since 2005, to more than 7,000.

NCMB proposes increasing the annual license renewal fee for PAs to $140, from $100. This increases the cost of maintaining an active PA license by 11 cents a day. Renewals completed more than 30 days after the PA’s renewal date will carry a fee of $165. The Board proposes changing the initial license application fee for PAs to $230, from $200.

NCMB will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 10 a.m. at its offices in Raleigh to gather feedback. The Board is also accepting feedback on the proposed increases below.



About time a fee increase happened.  $140 is too little.  Charging $500 to $700 every 2 years sounds more than fair.  The more money paid The better the oversight of those applying to get a license.  Don’t want any internet trained grads or substandard grads practicing on my family or me!

By Amanda Smith on Dec 11th, 2018 at 6:16am

I fully support the increase

By Michele on Dec 11th, 2018 at 12:03am

I support the increase and think it could actually be increased more than $40. Can we really put a price on safe licensing? Thank you North Carolina!

By NC Resident on Dec 10th, 2018 at 10:41pm

Still very reasonable.

By Bashar Dabbas on Dec 10th, 2018 at 8:32pm

If fees have increased for other healthcare professionals then they should also increase for PAs. It is only fair. This incremental increase is nothing compared to the increase in the fees for Physicians.

By Joi D. on Dec 10th, 2018 at 7:34pm

I support the increase.

By Rose on Dec 10th, 2018 at 2:48pm

I fully support the increase.

By Millie on Dec 10th, 2018 at 1:57pm

I agree with the increase. It supports the Medical Board keeping patients safe.

By Rob Stone on Dec 10th, 2018 at 1:56pm

This small fee increase is reasonable especially considering how long it has been since an increase, the rise in rates over that time for other professionals such as physicians, and that PAs have much higher than median income for the state and nationally. Thank you to the state for its work in licensure and maintaining records.

By Kris on Dec 10th, 2018 at 1:43pm

I’m totally fine with the price hike if you promise to keep working hard for us!

By Jenna Keuss on Dec 10th, 2018 at 1:15pm