pance pass rates
- Graduates of an accredited Physician Assistant program must pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) before becoming a PA-C. This certification is required for licensure in all states.
- The exam is developed jointly by the National Board of Medical Examiners and the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
- The report will be available once the first cohort completes the exam.
- The Franklin Pierce University Hybrid PA Program does not guarantee third-party certification or licensure. Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification/licensing exams and are subject to change without notice to Franklin Pierce University.
The Franklin Pierce University Physician Assistant Hybrid Program has applied for Accreditation-Provisional status with the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The Franklin Pierce University Physician Assistant Hybrid Program anticipates matriculating its first class in November 2022, pending achieving Accreditation-Provisional status at the June 2022 ARC-PA meeting. Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding accreditation-provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.
In the event that the program does not achieve accreditation all students who have deposited a seat in the program will receive a full refund. The program will not accept the class until which time provisional accreditation has been granted.