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Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE)

Graduates of an accredited PA program must pass the national Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) prior to obtaining a license to practice. The examination is required for certification/registration in all states. This exam is developed by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. To date for all exam takers, the Bethel program has 100% pass rate on the national certification exam. View Bethel's graduate first time performance on the certification exam (NCCPA PANCE rates).


Bethel University cannot confirm whether courses or programs meet requirements for professional licensure in states outside of Minnesota. Students should contact their program's licensing bureau to determine whether Bethel's program meets requirements for licensure in their state.