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Statute 153.16 Summary

  • The applicant for a license shall file a written notarized application on forms provided by the board, showing to the board's satisfaction the applicant is of good moral character and satisfies the requirements of §153.16.
  • Graduation from one of the accredited colleges of podiatric medicine.  Official transcript of your DPM degree, including date of graduation, signature of a college official, and original seal is required. Photocopies are not acceptable. Transcripts must be received at the Board office directly from the educational institution.
  • Passing scores on Part I and Part II examinations and received directly from the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners. 
  • Recommendation from a licensed DPM with personal knowledge of your skills and abilities to practice podiatric medicine.
  • Verification of licensure in all states or countries in which a license was held.  Verification of licensure must be received at the Board office directly from each state.
  • If licensed in another state: provide evidence of pro-rata compliance with continuing medical education requirements in that state and evidence of professional liability insurance coverage and claims history.
  • Applicants graduating after granted 1986 shall present evidence of satisfactory completion of a clinical residency program approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME).  Verification must be received at the Board office directly from the clinical residency program.
  • Applicants entering a residency after June 30, 1995 shall present written verification from the program supervisor of successful completion of the program and submit surgical and other training logs to the Board office. 
  • If your name has changed, include official documentation of your new name and your former name. 
  • The applicant shall appear in person before the board or its designated representative to show that the applicant satisfies the requirements of this section, including knowledge of laws, rules, and ethics pertaining to the practice of podiatric medicine. 
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