Membership Categories

Fellow Member
An individual admitted by the Corporation and continuing as such who lives or works in the state of Kentucky, and is a graduate of a physician assistant program accredited by the ARC-PA or a predecessor agency or who is NCCPA-certified whose primary membership is with the Corporation and a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).

Dual Membership
An individual admitted by the Corporation and continuing as such who is a physician assistant who reports his or her primary membership in another constituent chapter recognized by the AAPA.

Student Membership
An individual admitted by the Corporation and continuing as such who is enrolled and, at the time of admission, has at least three (3) months remaining in a physician assistant program accredited by ARC-PA or a predecessor agency.

Pre-PA Student Membership
A student or military individual who is either in a Pre-PA curriculum in college, high school or a medical specialist in the armed services.

Physician Membership
An individual admitted by the Corporation and continuing as such who is a physician licensed to practice medicine in any state in the United States.

Sustaining Membership
A physician assistant who is a graduate of an educational program approved by the board of directors of the AAPA and/or who is certified by an agency recognized by the board of directors of the AAPA, who is not actively practicing in the profession. Retired PAs qualify for this category. Sustaining members will be entitled to the privileges of the floor but will not be entitled to vote or hold office. Sustaining members will be entitled to member benefits.

Associate Membership
An individual admitted by the Corporation and continuing as such who is a person engaged in selling products or services to physician assistants or an individual employed by a government agency, who does not qualify for any other membership category.

Affiliate Membership
An individual admitted by the Corporation and continuing as such who is a person who is ineligible for any of the above categories.

Honorary Membership
An individual admitted by the Corporation as a lifetime member, as a result of his or her distinguished service to the physician assistant profession is nominated to be an Honorary Member by a Fellow Member and is approved as an Honorary Member by the Board of Directors (no approval by the Fellow Members is required).



Contributions or gifts to the Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants (KAPA) may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. Dues, however, are NOT deductible as a result of lobbying activities which are regulated by federal lobbying laws. Questions about the valid tax deductibility should be discussed with your tax advisor.