Wisconsin Academy of PAs (WAPA)

Since 1976, PAs have been improving patient outcomes and moving healthcare forward right here in Wisconsin through the Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants (WAPA). There are more than 2,600 PAs practicing in Wisconsin today—we diagnose illness, develop and manage treatment plans and often serve as the principal healthcare professional for patients. 

We are passionate about patient-centered care. We are ready to support each other in our careers and promote the profession. We are excited to share our expertise with the state’s medical community and fill the healthcare needs of our region. We are WAPA.

CME 2020


Please see the emergency order signed by Governor Evers earlier yesterday. Portions of Med 8 that prevent PAs from responding to this crisis have been partially lifted.

Direct pay for PAs under Medicare?

WAPA joins the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) in applauding members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Adrian Smith (R-NE), for introducing H.R. 1052, the Physician Assistant Direct Payment Act, to authorize PAs to receive direct payment under Medicare. 

Ask the Professional Practice Team

What is the rightful scope of your practice? What do the laws really say about supervisory roles, specialty practice, insurance providers, employer contracts and prescriptive authority? Ask our team of experts.



PAs now carry a greater regulatory and administrative burden that no longer fits with the current health care climate. These outdated laws are pushing PAs out of Wisconsin and decreasing patients’ access to care. The CARES Act removes those barriers and helps PAs practice to the full extent of their training and education. 

WAPA Scholarships

WAPA supports the next generation of PAs through scholarships. Apply today.

Career Center

Ready for the next step of your career? Advanced practice providers can browse current job openings and employers can promote their positions at WAPA.org.

WAPA Calendar

Looking for the next big conference? WAPA hosts CME conferences and organizes regional events year round. You can also learn about our partners' events in the WAPA calendar or submit dates on behalf of your organization to share with our members.

Thank you to our community sponsors.

The wapa.org website may be unavailable on Monday, November 19, 2019, at 11:00 am CT for homepage updates. Scheduled updates will be completed before noon. If you have any questions, please call our offices at (414) 253-8188. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Log CME for the Great Midwestern Medical Conference 

CME Accredited
This activity has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 34.50 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the AAPA Review Panel. PAs should claim only those credits actually spent participating in the CME activity. This activity was planned in accordance with AAPA CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs. Customizable certificate templates are available here


How to Claim CME
Please note that it is mandatory to complete the pre/post-tests, as well as evaluations for each session you attend, in order to claim CME credit. These are accessible in the app within each individual session. Moderators will remind attendees to complete the tests and evaluations during each session.

Log your conference credits conveniently via the NCCPA website:

  1. Keep track of the sessions you attend.
  2. Go to www.nccpa.net and log on to your personal certification record.
  3. Click “CME” on the left and then click on “Log New CME.”
  4. Select the Great Midwestern Medical Conference and click “continue.”

 If you are missing our event when you log in, please email WAPA staff with your NCCPA ID Number and we will refresh our lists. By logging your credits through the Conference Logging Link, your credits are verified and thereby not audited by the NCCPA. Service representatives are available 8:30 am-5:00 pm ET Monday-Friday to answer any questions. Please call 678-417-8100 for assistance.


We want to hear from more PAs like you!

The Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants (WAPA) is working hard to ensure physician assistants are well-positioned to fill the healthcare needs of Wisconsin patients. WAPA remains focused on providing comprehensive, clear and passionate advocacy for the PA profession that elevates its standing with patients and medical professionals.

We need the voice of all of Wisconsin's PAs! Join WAPA todayAlready a member? Renew your membership by clicking here.

Share Your PA Story today!

Learn more about PA Law Modernization and spread the word!!

Ready to learn more and update your fellow PAs, Physician colleagues, employers, and legislators?! Check out all the info here. 

Learn more about our initiatives this year...


Help Us Reach Our Goal of 80% of Licensed PAs In the State As Members!  


Thank you to our community sponsors.