image of caduceus
Physician Assistant Application and Registration Fees

Application and Application-Related Fees

Application Fee:  The fee for physician assistant licensure in Texas is $220.00.  The entire fee must be submitted before your application can be assigned and processed.

Temporary License Fee:  The fee to issue a temporary license is $107.00.  If requested, a temporary license can be issued once you have met all the requirements for permanent licensure to enable you to practice until issuance of your permanent license on the next scheduled licensing date. Permanent licenses are issued once a month.  Use the License Issuance Dates link to the left for the list of specific dates and cutoff deadlines. If you would still like to request a temporary license please use the Temporary License link to the left for the form and submit this along with the fee.

Application-Related Fees:   Fees are typically required from other entities that provide documents or services.  This list is not all inclusive, but examples of entities that typically charge fees are:

  • National Practitioner Data Bank/Health Integrity Data Bank for their reports;. 
  • PearsonVue for administration of the jurisprudence exam; and 
  • MorphoTrust for processing the criminal history check. 

 

Registration Fees

  • Once the Board has issued you an official license number, you will have 90 days to register and activate your license.  Failure to register will result in penalty fees, and after one year, license cancellation.

     

    Please note: You must complete registration and pay the fee within 90 days of the date your license was issued to avoid penalty fees.  If you have not registered your license within 90 days of your license issue date, a penalty fee equal to ½ the registration fee will be assessed.  If you have not registered your license within 120 days of your license issue date, the penalty fee will increase to a fee equal to a full registration fee.  If you do not register within 12 months of the date of issuance of your license, your license will be considered canceled.

     

    Under Senate Bill 195 (84th Legislative Session) effective 9/1/2016, the TMB will remit funds to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy for the purposes of the operation and maintenance of the Texas Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). As such, a small fee for this purpose has been added to your total renewal fee due.

     

    First Registration Fee $144.96 - $547.21

     

    The Board assigns a first registration period. These vary in length from 6 to 24 months. First time registration fees are prorated accordingly. Subsequent registrations will be two years in length and will be due on the same day each year.

     

    Fee Rates as of 9/1/2018:

    First registration of 6 months - $144.96

    First registration of 9 months - $211.84

    First registration of 12 months - $278.71

    First registration of 15 months - $345.59

    First registration of 18 months - $413.46

    First registration of 21 months - $480.34

    First registration of 24 months - $547.21

     

    The initial registration fee includes the $6.21 Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) fee, and a $5 Office of Patient Protection fee for the first year, with an additional $1 charged for any subsequent year. These fees are required by statute and cannot be pro-rated. The remaining amount is required by the Physician Assistant Board and prorated for each permit length.

     

    These fees are included in the prices listed above, and explained in more detail in the chart below.

     

    Initial Registration

    Length of Permit

    Agency Fee

    Ofc Pt Prot Fee

    PMP

    Total

    6 months

     $133.75

     $5.00

     $6.21

     $144.96

    9 months

     $200.63

     $5.00

     $6.21

     $211.84

    12 months

     $267.50

     $5.00

     $6.21

     $278.71

    15 months

     $334.38

     $5.00

     $6.21

     $345.59

    18 months

     $401.25

     $6.00

     $6.21

     $413.46

    21 months

     $468.13

     $6.00

     $6.21

     $480.34

    24 months

     $535.00

     $6.00

     $6.21

     $547.21

    The fee for subsequent biennial registrations is $543.21 per renewal.  This rate can be changed by the legislature, however, at any time in the future.

    Under Senate Bill 195(84th Legislative Session) effective 9/1/2016, the TMB will remit funds to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy for the purposes of the operation and maintenance of the Texas Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). As such, a small fee for this purpose has been added to your total renewal fee due.

     

    The biennial registration fee includes the $6.21 Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) fee, and a $1 per year fee for the Office of Patient Protection. These fees are required by statute and cannot be pro-rated.

     

    These fees are explained in more detail in the chart below.

     

    In order to stagger the roll out of the biennial renewals, all licensed Physician Assistants are being separated out into 2 groups. 

    Licenses ending with an odd number will register for two years in 2019.  Licenses ending with an even number will register for one year in 2019 and then register for two years in 2020.  Once the roll out is complete, even license numbers will continue to renew in even years, and odd license numbers will renew in odd years.

     

     Subsequent Registration

    Length of Permit

    Agency Fee

    Ofc Pt Prot Fee

    PMP

    Total

    12 months

     $267.50

     $1.00

     $6.21 

     $274.71 

    24 months

     $535.00

     $2.00

     $6.21

     $543.21

    Online registration:

     

    No financial information is seen, processed, or stored by the Texas Medical Board. The payment portion of the online registration system is handled by Texas.gov, the official website of Texas.  The price of this service includes funds that support the ongoing operations and enhancements of Texas.gov, which is provided by a third party in partnership with the State. Texas.gov will remit the amount paid to the Texas Physician Assistant Board on your behalf.

     

    Please note that as of 9/1/2015 Texas.gov will charge a different amount depending on the type of online payment service used.

    Ex:           $543.21 Registration fee due          

                    $555.69 Total amount charged on credit card

     

    Ex:            $543.21 Registration fee due

                     $543.21 Total amount charged through electronic check

     

    Non-online (paper) registration:

     

    An additional processing fee of $50 will be charged to those licensees who choose to register through a paper form, when an online option is available.  If an online option is not available (ex: license is delinquent or suspended at the time of registration) the additional processing fee will not be required.

     

    To request a hard copy registration form, please contact the Registration Department at registrations@tmb.state.tx.us or (512) 305-7030.