Anesthesiology Assistant Renewal


Anesthesiology assistants must renew their licenses every year within 30 days of their birthday. Failure to renew may result in the AA’s license becoming inactive. It is unlawful to practice with an inactive license. AA’s must also verify that they are currently certified by the National Commission for Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants (NCCAA), or its successor organization.


All Anesthesiology Assistants (AAs) are required to renew their licenses each year by their birthday on the Medical Board website.  Failure to renew may cause the AA license to be placed on inactive status. 

Once inactive, the AA is not required to renew annually with the board or pay the annual renewal fee.  It must be clearly understood that when a license becomes inactive, the AA holding that license is no longer permitted to practice medical acts in North Carolina

To request that a license be made inactive, please send an e-mail to and include your full name, license number, inactive date and current mailing address.


The annual renewal fee for anesthesiology assistants is $125. Anesthesiology assistants who fail to renew within 30 days of their birthday must pay a late fee of $25 in addition to the required renewal fee.


Anesthesiologist Assistants shall complete at least 40 hours of continuing medical education (CME) as required by the National Commission for Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants (NCCAA), or its successor organization, for every two year period.  CME documentation must be available for inspection by the Board or an agent of the Board upon request. Anesthesiologist Assistant shall comply with all recertification requirements of the NCCAA, or its successor organization, including registration of CME credit and successful completion of the Examination for Continued Demonstration of Qualifications of Anesthesiologist Assistants administered by the NCCAA.