Policy Discussions Archive
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.
- PA Annual Renewal
- PA Qualifications and Requirements for Licensure
- Expedited Application for Physician Assistant Licensure
I would prefer to pay the amount proposed and my license be good for 2 years which many other states doBy Peter Kalogerinis on Dec 9th, 2018 at 12:29pm
Increasing the renewal and initial application fee is simply a means to make money when people are obligated to pay such fees for their careers!!By Alex on Dec 9th, 2018 at 12:15pm