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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 99.6% pass rate on the national certification exam. View Bethel's graduate first time performance on the certification exam (NCCPA PANCE pass rates).


Bethel University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1959. This regional accreditation, recognized by the United States Department of Education, demonstrates that the university meets quality educational standards. 

Find out whether this program meets the licensure requirements for your state.