Membership Types and Fees
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Membership Types

Fellow  |  Physician Assistant who is:

  • Employed in Orthopaedics, and 
  • Certified by the NCCPA, and
  • a Member of the AAPA in good standing.

International Fellow  |  Physician Assistant who has Graduated from an accredited international Physician Assistant/Associate program.

*International Fellow members may not hold office, but will be full voting members of the association.

Associate  |  Physician Assistant who:

  • has Graduated from an approved Physician Assistant program, and
  • is not a current member of the AAPA or 
  • was initially NCCPA certified, but did not maintain NCCPA certification.

*Associate members may not hold office, but will be full voting members of the association.

Active Military  |  Physician Assistant employed in orthopaedics, and actively serving in the military.

Emeritus  |  Physician Assistant employed in orthopaedics, and defined as age older than 65.

Student  |  Physician Assistant student enrolled in a CAAHEP accredited PA program.

Affiliate  | A medical professional who treats patients and is:

·        not a PA, and

·        has no affiliation with the AAPA, and

·        needs ongoing continuing education to fulfill their accrediting organization’s requirement

*Affiliate membership is a limited membership designed for non PAs to access PAOS CME content at a discount. There will be restricted access to some website content and there will be no voting rights or ability to hold office.

Group Membership | (please contact PAOS to facilitate at 800-804-7267)

  • 10% membership discount:  5-10 PAs per orthopaedic group
  • 15% membership discount: 11-20 PAs per orthopaedic group
  • 25% membership discount: >20 PAs per orthopaedic group


Membership Fees

1 Year Membership

2 Year Membership




International Fellow






Active Military









        Affiliate  $125  $225


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