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To be eligible for the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE), you must graduate from a Physician Assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The multiple-choice exam assesses basic medical and surgical knowledge. After passing PANCE, PAs are issued National Commission on Certification of  Physician Assistants (NCCPA) certification and can use the PA-C designation until the certification expiration date. Please click here to view the Misericordia University NCCPA PANCE 5-Year First-Time Taker Summary Report.