Board of Podiatry

The Florida Board of Podiatry was established to ensure that every practicing podiatrist in the State of Florida meets minimum standard requirements for safe practice and proper treatment of Florida’s constituents. The Board of Podiatry also oversees all Florida podiatric establishments to maintain standards for safe and proper administration of Florida podiatric clinics. To fulfill this purpose, the Board of Podiatry issues certifications to qualified individuals seeking to practice podiatry, and monitors Florida-certified podiatrists to ensure continued competency and responsible practice.

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Educational institutions offering podiatric professional programs also earn certification from the Board of Podiatry to ensure that curricula meet state standards for safe practice in Florida graduates.

Certification for the Board of Podiatry

The Board of Podiatry offers certifications for those seeking Florida employment as Podiatric Physicians or Certified Podiatric X-Ray Assistants.  Applicants for physician certifications are required to pass a board examination.  To be eligible to sit for the examination, applicants must be over 18 years of age, complete an application and pay its fees, submit an electronic criminal background check through an approved Live Scan Vendor, and have received a degree from a school or college of podiatric medicine or chiropody recognized and approved by the Council on Podiatry Education of the American Podiatric Medical Association.  Additionally, applicants must submit proof of a one-year residency in a board-approved residency program; applicants may instead submit proof of 10 continuous years of active licensed podiatric practice in another state immediately preceding the submission of the application.  During these 10 years, applicants must have fulfilled the same or equivalent Continuing Education trainings as required by Florida’s Board of Podiatry.  The Board of Podiatry’s Continuing Education program is an effort to keep licensed podiatric practitioners updated and competent with emerging medical technologies while also sharpening their skills in fundamental podiatry.

Certified Podiatric X-Ray Assistant

The Board of Podiatry also issues licensure to those applicants seeking employment in Florida as a Certified Podiatric X-Ray Assistant.  Applicants must complete a board-certified training course and pass the examination administered by the Florida Podiatric Medical Association.  With those criteria completed, applicants must complete the application and pay the $25.00 fee, listing the name of the applicant’s supervising Florida-licensed podiatric physician.

License to Dispense Drugs

The Board requires that any podiatric physician/establishment apply for further certification in order to dispense drugs to patients.  The application must be submitted to the Board of Podiatry’s department, along with an enclosed $100.00 application fee.  Upon licensure to dispense drugs, podiatric practitioners may dispense drugs at up to 2 establishments certified under their license numbers.

Board of Podiatry Case Law

We offer a consolidated database of all available administrative caselaw and pertinent judicial decisions, including all Board of Podiatry cases, complete with search functions which allow our users to find the exact case documentation they seek in a single simple step.  Subscribing grants you instant access to our database, which updates automatically as new orders and judgments are entered by Florida agencies and courts.  We also offer a print copy subscription, which provides bound book volumes of all indexed cases back to 1979.  Our Supercumulative Indexes are available for free on our website.

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