Registering for the PANCE

PANCE Registration Basics

Before scheduling an appointment to take the PANCE, you must submit a registration application to the NCCPA, and pay the PANCE examination fee of $475. After obtaining a scheduling permit from the NCCPA, you can then register to take the PANCE at any Pearson VUE Testing Center. The scheduling permit spells out the specific start and end dates of your selected three-month window of eligibility. Visit to schedule your exam date and get directions to testing centers in your area.

Before choosing your three-month window of eligibility to take the PANCE, you should be aware of several factors that need to be taken into account:

  1. The NCCPA does not accept PANCE applications until 90 days prior to your expected program completion date.
  2. The NCCPA requires a 7-day waiting period after graduation from PA school in order to verify your program completion. If this verification of completion is not received from your school, your exam window is withdrawn by the NCCPA.
  3. You should allow time after graduating date for the verification process (above) and several additional weeks to assure that you have sufficient room within your window end date to secure a test appointment at the location you select.
  4. You can only take the PANCE once in a 90-day window, or three times a year.

Learn more about the PANCE Exam.