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Continuing Education Requirements

License Renewal

To renew your license you must have completed 40 hours of continuing medical education approved by the Council of Podiatric Education (CPME) or Minnesota Board of Podiatric Medicine for the two year renewal period, with a maximum of 8 hours obtained through participation in online courses.

A copy of the course completion certificate, clearly stating approval by the Council of Podiatric Medicine (CPME) or Minnesota Board of Podiatric Medicine, must be submitted with the biennial renewal form.  The certificate of attendance is required to state the name and address of the sponsor, course title and dates of the program, number of continuing education clock hours granted, name of the attendee, and signature of the sponsor or designee.  

The CME requirement is pro-rated for the initial licensure period, being the fraction of 40 hours, represented by the ratio of the number of days the license was held in that 730 days.

The content must be directly related to the practice of podiatric medicine as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 153.01, subdivision 2. Subjects such as practice management or those not of a scientific nature are not acceptable unless approved by the Council of Podiatric Medical Education. 

Applicants Licensed in Another State

An applicant with an active license to practice podiatric medicine in another state is required to submit with the application evidence of compliance with the CME requirements in the current state of licensure.

Extension of CME Requirements

For good cause, a licensee may apply to the board for a six-month extension of the deadline for obtaining the required number of continuing education credits. No more than two consecutive extensions may be granted. For purposes of this subpart, good cause includes unforeseen hardships such as illness, family emergency, and military call-up.

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