Become a Member

To be a member of PAEA is to be part of a vibrant and collaborative community of institutions and individuals dedicated to advancing PA education. Members have access to specialized programs, networking, tools, resources, and so much more. 

Leadership. Scholarship. Professional development. Peer connections. It’s all here. 

Membership Types

Become an Individual Colleague *

If you are unaffiliated with a member program and are interested in becoming an Individual Colleague, please complete this form.
* Read the fine print.

Become an Institutional or International Colleague

If you are a program director at a developing or international program and would like your program to become an Institutional Colleague please fill out this form.

Become a Voting Member

If you are a program director at an Institutional Colleague program and have received continuing accreditation from the ARC-PA, please email membership@PAEAonline.org.

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

Individual Colleague (unaffiliated with a program)

$125
  • PAEA E-newsletter
  • Discounted registration rates for educational programming
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Digital Learning Hub
  • Journal of Physician Assistant Education
  • Eligibility for service on a PAEA council/committee as a member

International Programs (ineligible for U.S. accreditation)

$2,915

In addition to Individual Colleague benefits:

  • Eligibility for service on a PAEA council/committee as a chair
  • Program Directory listing
  • Ability to post position openings on the PAEA online job board
  • CASPA and Analytics*
  • Ability to purchase any PAEA exam plus access to the PAEA Assessment Knowledge Base**

Institutional Colleagues (Developing programs)

$2,915

In addition to Individual Colleague benefits:

  • Eligibility for service on a PAEA council/committee as a chair
  • Program Directory listing
  • Ability to post position openings on the PAEA online job board
  • CASPA and Analytics*
  • Ability to purchase any PAEA exam plus access to the PAEA Assessment Knowledge Base

Voting Members

$4,275

In addition to Institutional Colleague benefits:

  • Pi Alpha Honor Society
  • Voting rights for PAEA officers
  • Voting rights at the business meeting

*Institutional and International Colleague programs have the 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 or international membership and is a non-refundable fee of $5,500.

**International Institutional Colleague members may purchase exams at the discretion of
PAEA. Programs must have a conversation with PAEA Assessment to assess the suitability
of their technological capabilities and discuss proctoring requirements. There is an additional
$5 per exam processing fee for non-US programs.

Learn more about all our member resources

Member Resources
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An individual qualified through education or experience as a PA practitioner, educator, or program administrator who is not currently listed on a program’s roster, regardless of the program’s accreditation status.

Individual colleagues may also include PAEA assessment item writers and individuals professionally qualified through education or experience as educators in medicine, nursing, and allied health sciences so long as they are not identified as a member of the current faculty or staff of any PA program.

Notwithstanding otherwise being eligible as provided above, current or prospective PA students, individuals that provide professional services to PAEA members, and employees of any organization or company that is eligible for any category of PAEA membership are not eligible to be individual colleagues.