Certification Process

For information about national certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants, or for a list of CAAs, please contact the NCCAA:

National Commission for the Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants
100 Cynthiana Street
PO Box 280,
Williamstown, KY  41097

You may request applications, forms, Rules for Reinstatement, or other non-official communications by phone: (859) 903-0089, fax: (859) 903-0877 or email [email protected]

Requests for verification of a CAA's certification status must come from the CAA. The request may be faxed or mailed and should include the CAA's name, Social Security# , and the full name & address of the agency or practice group to whom verification status should be sent.

Upon completion of an accredited CAA program, a student may become certified by passing the NCCAA examination. The examination is administered and scored by the National Board of Medical Examiners as part of services contracted to NCCAA. Performance information for test items and the overall exam are provided by NBME. NCCAA uses this data to set the passing score and provides notification of certification. NCCAA awards a time-limited certificate to each candidate who successfully completes the Certifying Examination. To re-certify, an AA must complete 40 hours of CME every two years and register the activities with NCCAA. Additionally, CAAs must take the Continuing Demonstration of Qualification Exam every six years.