Pennsylvania Licensure Requirements

Completion of an Approved Perfusionist Program

1 Examination

No Experience Requirement

3 Hours of Continuing Education

$50.00 Initial Fee

$50.00 Renewal Fee

An individual who is licensed to practice perfusion by the State Board of Medicine. The practice involves the functions necessary for the support, treatment, measurement or supplementation of the cardiovascular system or other organs, or a combination of those functions, and for ensuring the safe management of physiologic functions by monitoring and analyzing the parameters of the systems under the supervision of a physician.

Degree Requirement: 

Completion of an Approved Perfusionist Program  

The applicant has graduated from a perfusion program that is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (or other organization for which the Board publishes notice that the organization is approved by the State Board as an accrediting agency for perfusionist programs.)

Examination Requirement: 

1 Examination
Holds current certification by a certifying agency approved by a Nationally recognized accrediting agency approved by the Board.


No Experience Requirement for Licensure

Continuing Education: 

3 Hours (for initial licensure) 

Applicants must complete 3 hours of Board-approved continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting for initial licensure. 


30 Hours (when renewing license) 

30 hours of continuing education required for licensure renewal. Of those 30 hours, 2 hours must be Board-approved continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting. 

Initial Licensing Fee: 


Licensure Renewal Fee: 

Biennial renewal of license.

Licensure by Act 41:

Act 41 allows for portability of out-of-state professional licensees coming to work in Pennsylvania. Act 41 does this by granting all boards and commissions within the Commonwealth the authority to endorse licensees from other states, territories or jurisdictions (with substantially equivalent licensing requirements) who are active, in good standing and without discipline against their license or criminal conviction.