PA national certification examination - application process

We are pleased to confirm that Physician Associate national certification examinations will recommence from this Autumn, dependent on the impact of COVID-19, and in accordance with the latest policies on travel, social distancing and infection control. Our aim is to deliver examinations with as little disruption to candidate preparation as possible. However, some format changes may be necessary to ensure that we continue to ensure the safety of all involved in the delivery of our examinations.

This will include offering the OSCE examination on more days that have previously been published between 17 September and 8 October 2020. 

We continue to finalise our plans for delivery of the examinations in September and October. Any changes or amendments that are made will be communicated to candidates via email as far in advance of any examination day as possible. It is therefore important on registering to sit the national examination that candidates provide an up to date and accessible email address.

We remain committed to ensuring spaces are available to all candidates who are eligible to sit the PA national examination.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Assessment Unit if you have any queries.

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