Member Benefits

PAEA is the only national organization in the U.S. that represents PA educational programs. We offer four categories of membership: Voting, Institutional Colleague, International Institutional Colleague, and Individual 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.

Individual Colleague Benefits FY19

Fee: $125

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

Become an Individual Colleague

Individuals who are not currently affiliated with a member program can join PAEA as an individual colleague. This is common for individuals who are between programs, retired and/or former faculty and staff, or generally interested in PA education. To join as an Individual Colleague, please request an account here. Upon approval you will be invoiced for your first year of membership dues ($125 annually). Renewals will be sent automatically on an annual cadence on your membership anniversary. 

If you have any other questions, please email