Member Benefits

PAEA is the only national organization in the U.S. that represents PA educational programs. We offer three categories of membership: Voting, Institutional Colleague, and International Institutional Colleague. The benefits and fees for each are listed below:

Voting Member Benefits (Accredited programs) FY19

Fee: $4,275

Institutional Colleague Benefits (Developing programs) FY19

Fee: $2,915

  • Quarterly Journal of Physician Assistant Education
  • Access to the By the Numbers reports
  • Weekly e-newsletter
  • Ability to purchase PACKRAT® self-assessment exams
  • Access to members-only sections of the PAEA website
  • Access to and program listing in the online Member Directory
  • Access to the PAEA Digital Learning Hub
  • Member rates for the Education Forum and PAEA workshops
  • Ability to participate on the professional learning communities
  • Ability to post faculty position openings on the PAEA online job board
  • Eligibility for service on a PAEA council/committee as a member
  • Eligibility to chair a committee
  • Ability to participate in CASPA within one year of expected provisional accreditation and must plan to admit first class the following year. The cost to participate in CASPA as a developing program is not included in the institutional membership and is a non-refundable fee of $5,500.
  • Program listing in the PAEA Online Program Directory, (listed as a developing unaccredited program)

International Institutional Colleague Benefits FY19

(International programs that aren’t eligible for U.S. accreditation) 

Fee: $2,915

Please note: There is a one-time $150 administrative joining fee for all membership categories listed above.

All Types of Members

  • To remain a member in good standing in PAEA, a program is required to:
  • Maintain accreditation
  • Submit data for the program survey and curriculum survey upon request
  • Provide annual updates to the Online PA Programs Directory
  • Maintain an accurate roster of faculty and staff for the Member Directory
  • Pay annual dues on or before August 1 (extended to October 1 for 2020)
  • Abide by PAEA’s code of ethics

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