Rocky Vista University Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement
Physician Assistant Studies
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Rocky Vista University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Rocky Vista University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.
Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2033. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.
The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at https://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation-history-rocky-vista-university/.
At this time, RVU has determined that the PA program curriculum and accreditation status meet the requirements for graduates to take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE), which is required to obtain a license in every U.S. state. Passing the PANCE exam is also required to obtain a PA certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Successful completion of the PANCE exam is required for licensure in each U.S. state, and most U.S. states also require NCCPA certification to become a licensed PA.
For more information regarding certification, go to the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) at: https://www.nccpa.net. For individual state licensure requirements, refer to the American Academy of Physician Assistants at: https://www.aapa.org/.