Physician Assistant Licensing Boards by State

No matter what state you choose to practice in, you will need a valid license in order to work as a physician assistant (PA). These licenses are offered at the state level – each state has a specific department governing PA licensure. Sometimes, but not always, this department is the same one in charge of medical licenses for doctors. The table below will direct you to the organization in charge of Physician Assistant licensure in your state:


State Governing Entity
Alabama Alabama Board of Medical Examiners
Alaska Alaska State Medical Board
Arizona Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants
Arkansas Arkansas State Medical Board
California California Physician Assistant Board
Colorado Colorado Medical Board
Connecticut Connecticut Department of Public Health
Delaware Delaware Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline
Florida Florida Board of Medicine
Georgia Georgia Composite Medical Board
Hawaii Hawaii Medical Board
Idaho Idaho Board of Medicine
Illinois Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Indiana Medical Licensing Board of Indiana
Iowa Iowa Board of Physician Assistants
Kansas Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
Kentucky Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure
Louisiana Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
Maine Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine
Maryland Maryland Board of Physicians
Massachusetts Massachusetts Board of Registration of Physician Assistants
Michigan Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Minnesota Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
Mississippi Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure
Missouri Missouri Advisory Commission for Physician Assistants
Montana Montana Board of Medical Examiners
Nebraska Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Nevada Nevada Board of Medical Examiners
New Hampshire New Hampshire Board of Medicine
New Jersey New Jersey Physician Assistant Advisory Committee
New Mexico New Mexico Medical Board
New York New York Office of the Professions
North Carolina North Carolina Medical Board
North Dakota North Dakota Board of Medicine
Ohio State Medical Board of Ohio
Oklahoma Oklahoma Medical Board
Oregon Oregon Medical Board
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Licensing System
Rhode Island Rhode Island Department of Health
South Carolina South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners
South Dakota South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners
Tennessee Tennessee Board on Physician Assistants
Texas Texas Medical Board
Utah Utah Physician Assistant Licensing Board
Vermont Vermont Board of Medical Practice
Virginia Virginia Board of Medicine
Washington Washington Medical Commission
West Virginia West Virginia Board of Medicine
Wisconsin Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Wyoming Wyoming Board of Medicine