Western Michigan University physician assistant graduates are eligible to take the certification examination offered by the National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants, a computer-based exam which measures entry-level competencies and is required by all state licensing agencies. Successful completion of the exam allows the physician assistant to use the title of PA-Certified or PA-C.

Graduates of the WMU PA program consistently have pass rates and scores above the national average. Over the past five years, over 93 percent of WMU PA students have passed the exam on the first attempt. With questions related to WMU scores, contact eric.vangsnes@wmich.edu.