The Faculty of Physician Associates (FPA) runs the Physician Associate National Certification and Recertification exam. The certification exam is a 14 station OSCE and 200 single best answer (SBA) exam sat by students who have qualified from UK physician associate programmes. They are then required to pass their National Certification exam before they can be declared fit to practice in the UK. Once they have passed their exam, providing they are a member of the FPA, they can then be registered on the Physician Associate Managed Voluntary Register (PAMVR)

The Recertification Examination is a 200 SBA exam which all physician associates have to take every 6 years to revalidate.

National examinations

Upcoming examinations Certification component 1 - written Thursday 4 May 2017 - Venues: Birmingham and LondonFee: £150 Closed for booking.  Certification component 2 - OSCE... more

Recertification

The recertification exam The recertification exam is designed to cover all core areas of practice that a physician associate is expected to maintain knowledge in, regardless of whether they... more