Applying for licensing? Here are some things to watch out for:
Complete the Whole Form:
Double check the entirety of the form for any hidden information you, as the applicant, need to fill out. This includes any signature lines that may be hidden at the bottom of the form. These forms are notorious for hard-to-see places for you to complete, so take the time to read it thoroughly. Not signing will cause major delays in processing, as we clearly can't sign for you.
Don't guess at your dates of attendance. The Program keeps records of the start and end dates for all classes and all years. We can fill in your dates for you, and it will save processing time if we don't have to correct any mistaken guesses. We're happy to fill that in for you.
The program cannot order transcripts for you. All transcript requests are handled through the National Student Clearinghouse. You can find instructions on how to go about ordering transcripts on the Registrar's website.
If you are a new & upcoming graduate be sure to select the HOLD UNTIL GRADUATION option, even if it is after the graduation ceremony. It can take the Graduate School some time to get everyone's final graduation and degree status finalized and posted to your transcripts. Your transcripts are not considered official until that happens, so save yourself some trouble.
If you are submitting forms for the state of Idaho, please see the below guidelines, as the form requires specific steps to process.
Get all state education verification forms to us in the following ways:
Address it to:
Idaho State University
Physician Assistant Studies
921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8253
Pocatello, ID 83209-8253
Scan and email forms to:
Kaitlynn Moessner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax forms to the Program at:
Please include a cover sheet with your name and an email address to reach you at if there are problems or to provide you updates.
Idaho Board of Medicine Licensure Guide
When compiling the forms required for the Idaho State Board of Medicine PA Licensure Application, one (1) form will need to be mailed to the Program: Form 3 entitled "Physician Assistant Training Program."
Form 3: Physician Assistant Training Program
Please include an email address for yourself when sending the form to the Program.
DO NOT ORDER YOUR TRANSCRIPTS YET. Complete the top section of Form 3 and sign the bottom prior to mailing it to the Program. We will fill out the rest, scan it, and email it to the email address you supply. Once you receive the form back from us, you may order your transcripts.
ISU has recently changed its policy on how transcripts may be requested. All requests must go through the National Student Clearinghouse. Instructions for this may be found at the transcript ordering website. When ordering your transcripts, add the Form 3 scan we provided as an attached form that needs to accompany your transcript order.
New & upcoming graduates: Be sure to check the option to HOLD UNTIL GRADUATION, otherwise your final degree and graduation status may not be posted to your transcripts yet. It sometimes takes until the middle of October for the Graduate School to post all degrees.
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY ORDERED YOUR TRANSCRIPTS and had them sent to the Board of Medicine, please include a note when you send the form and your email address to the Program so we can alert the Registrar that only the school seal is needed.
Forms 4 & 5: Certificates of Recommendation
You may choose to have Forms 4 & 5 which are the "Certificate of Recommendation" filled out by faculty members. If so, they may be mailed to the Program as well.
Please include which faculty member you would like to fill out the recommendations when mailing or faxing the forms.
The form(s) will be filled out by the faculty members you specify and mailed on to the Idaho State Board of Medicine by the Program.