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Anesthesiology Assistant Program





 Where do AAs practice?

Anesthesiologist Assistants now work in eighteen states. In those states where anesthesiologist assistants practice, they work under either delegatory provisions of a medical practice act or regulations derived from a medical practice act.
The states in which AAs work by a license, regulation, and/or certification are:

  • Alabama
  • Colorado

  • District of Columbia

  • Florida

  • Georgia

  • Kentucky

  • Missouri

  • New Mexico (university hospital settings)
  • North Carolina

  • Ohio

  • Oklahoma

  • South Carolina

  • Vermont
  • Wisconsin
The states in which AAs are granted practice privilege through physician delegation (meaning the anesthesiologist can delegate specific anesthesia tasks to an AA):

  • Michigan

  • New Hampshire

  • Texas

  • West Virginia

 Certification Process

​The National Commission for Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants (NCCAA) provides the certification process for anesthesiologist assistants in the United States.  The certification process involves initial certification by successfully completing the Certifying Examination for Anesthesiologist Assistants, registration of continuing medical education credit every two years, and successfully completing an Examination for Continued Demonstration of Qualifications every six years.  Because employment as an anesthesiologist assistant in almost every locale is contingent upon certification, it is the expectation of the Program that each student will plan for, apply for, and take the Certifying Examination in his/her year of graduation.

The cost of the NCCAA Certifying Examination is currently $ 1327.50.

The cost of CDQ Examination is currently $742.50, and is required every 6 years.

The cost of CME registration is currently $190. Forty hours of CME are required every two years.

Additional information is available on the NCCAA.

 Other AA Programs

​There are currently five other AA programs, all in the United States. To contact a program for information, to schedule a visit, or  to sponsor a student clinical rotation at your facility please select the appropriate link below.

Emory Anesthesiologist Assistant Program
57 Executive Park South, Suite 300

Atlanta, GA 30329

Telephone:  404.727.5910

Fax:  404.727.3021


Case Western Reserve, Cleveland Campus
MS in Anesthesiology Program

University Hospitals of Cleveland

Dept. of Anesthesiology Lakeside 2532

11100 Euclid Ave

Cleveland, Ohio 44106-5007

Telephone: 216-844-4870

Fax: 216-844-7349
Case Western Reserve, Houston Campus
MS in Anesthesiology Program

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

UT Professional Building

6410 Fannin, Suite 480

Houston, Texas 77030

Telephone: 713-574-9491

Fax: 713-512-8400
Case Western Reserve, Washington, DC Campus
MS in Anesthesiology Program

Telephone: 216-844-8077

Fax: 216-844-7349
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale Campus
College of Allied Health and Nursing

Nova Southeastern University,

Terry Administration Building

3200 S. University Drive

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33328

Telephone: 1-800-541-6682, ext. 21111
Nova Southeastern University, Tampa Campus
Tampa Student Educational Center

3632 Queen Palm Drive

Tampa, FL 33619

Telephone: 1-800-541-6682, ext. 21111
South University
School of Health Professions

South University

709 Mall Blvd

Savannah, GA 31406

Telephone: 912-201-8083

Fax: 912-201-8070
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Master of Science in Anesthesia Program

School of Medicine

2411 Holmes Street

Kansas City, MO 64108

Telephone:  816-235-5412

Fax: 816-235-6629