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Our Mission:

The mission of the Board is to protect the public by: Extending the privilege to practice to qualified applicants. Investigating complaints relating to the competency or behavior of individual licensees or registrants.

Criminal Background Checks

Criminal Background Checks (CBC) Are Now Required for New Applicants 
A completed application initiates your CBC, which is required prior to issuing a license. The CBC Unit, not the Board, will contact you with directions once we notify them of your application. There is no additional fingerprinting fee, if completed at their office - 2829 University Ave SE, #555, Minneapolis.
Call 651-201-2822 for a fingerprinting appointment.

Online Applications

 Click here to access online applications.


The Board of Podiatric Medicine is the official licensure agency of the State of Minnesota and responsible for protection of the public through the regulation of doctors of podiatric medicine (DPM). The Board was established in 1917 under the authority of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 153.01- 153.26 and Minnesota Rules, Chapter 6900.

Notice of Licensure Requirement

All  practicing Orthotists, Pedorthists, Prosthetists, Prosthetist Orthotists, Assistants and Fitters are required to be licensed in the State of Minnesota by the Board of Podiatric Medicine by 1/1/18.  If you have not received a letter regarding the newly required licensure please contact the office.

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