Podiatry CME States Requirements

Find your state in the table below to see how many CME Credits your State requires, when your next renewal date is, and how many you can earn online (revised: May 2, 2018)

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State Cycle Credits Credits/Yr Online Online % Next Renewal Info
Alaska 2 50 25 50 100% 12/31/2018 View Info
Alaska law requires an average of 25 hours of Category I AMA- or AOA-approved continuing education hours for each year of the licensing period (two-year licensing cycle). At the time of renewal, the licensee must attest to compliance with the CME requirements. After renewal is completed, the division will perform a computer-generated random audit of licensees who will be required to provide proof of CME courses.
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Alabama 1 12 12 12 100% 10/31/2018 View Info
Every licensed podiatrist who desires to continue the practice of podiatry shall annually, on or before the first of October, pay to the secretary-treasurer of the state board a renewal registration fee in a reasonable amount set by the board and comply with such other conditions as may be prescribed by the State Board of Podiatry; provided, however, that the license shall be renewed within 30 days after October first, or the licensee shall pay the renewal registration fee and a penalty of $300. Among the conditions to be prescribed by the State Board of Podiatry is the requirement that evidence be furnished by the applicant for renewal of completion of a continuing education program. Such program shall consist of no less than 12 hours, which shall be obtained at the annual state meeting of the Alabama Podiatry Association or any other continuing education program approved by the State Board of Podiatry. Any licensed podiatrist who is inactive in the practice of podiatry for a period of two years may have his or her license renewed to practice his profession on such conditions as may be prescribed by the State Board of Podiatry
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Arkansas 1 20 20 20 100% 06/30/2018 View Info

Twenty (20) hours of continuing education shall be required for the renewal of an individual license. These must be obtained in the twelve month period immediately preceding the year for which the license is to be issued. The hours approved must be from any of the following sources:

  • Any program approved by the Council on Continuing Education of the American Podiatric Medical Association.
  • Hospital programs up to three (3) hours verified by the continuing education director of that hospital.
  • National and state sponsored programs as per the guidelines established by the Council Of Continuing Education of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Board.
  • A maximum of three (3) hours credit internet courses if approved by the Council of Continuing Education of the American Podiatric Medical Association At least fifteen (15) of the hours must be related directly to the field of podiatric medicine.

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California 2 50 25 50 100% -- View Info

BPM regulations require each licensee to complete at least 50 units/hours of approved CMEs during each two year license period. At least 12 units must be in subjects related to the lower extremity muscular skeletal system. All courses must be scientific in content, and relate directly to patient care. Licensees must maintain records of CME attendance for a minimum of 4 years in case of audit. The following courses are approved for CME credit:.

  • Programs approved by the California Podiatric Medical Association or the American Podiatric Medical Association and their affiliated organizations
  • Programs approved for Category 1 credit of the American Medical Association, the California Medical Association, or their affiliated organizations, and programs approved by the American Osteopathic Association, Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California, or their affiliated organizations
  • Programs offered by approved colleges or schools of podiatric medicine, medicine, and osteopathic medicine

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Colorado 1 10 10 10 100% 08/31/2018 View Info
Licensees must attest at the time of renewal that they have obtained a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education sufficient to maintain currency in the field of podiatry.
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Delaware 2 32 16 32 100% 06/30/2018 View Info
Continuing medical education (CME), as that term is herein applied by the Board, includes any and all continuing education requirements, as herein below provided, which must be satisfied biennially by all licensed practitioners as a condition for licensure renewal. Each licensed practitioner shall complete, on or before June 30 of even numbered years at least 32 hours of continuing education as a condition of license renewal.
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Hawaii 2 40 20 40 100% 01/31/2020 View Info

All licenses, regardless of issuance date, are renewable biennially on or before January 31 of each even-numbered year. To renew, a fee is due and forty (40) hours of continuing education in podiatry is required. For details on continuing education, refer to subchapter 8 of the Board's administrative rules. Failure to renew constitutes a "forfeiture" of license. A license that has been forfeited for one renewal term (2 years), shall be automatically terminated and cannot be restored. A new application will be required.

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Indiana 2 30 15 30 100% 06/30/2019 View Info
  • A licensee who renews a license as a podiatrist shall complete no less than thirty (30) hours of continuing podiatric medical education in courses or programs approved by any of the approved sponsors in each two (2) year renewal period.
  • A podiatrist is not required to complete continuing education requirements for the year in which the initial license is issued.
    • If you received your initial license in the first licensure year, then you are only required to have completed fifteen (15) hours of continuing podiatric medical education for this renewal period in order to renew your license.
    • If you received your initial license in the second licensure year, then you are not required to have completed any hours of continuing podiatric medical education for this renewal period in order to renew your license.
  • Continuing podiatric medical education acquired in any area other than podiatric medicine will not be accepted.
  • Continuing education credit units or clock hours must be obtained within the renewal period and may not be carried over from one (1) licensure period to another.

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Kansas 3 54 18 54 100% 10/31/2018 View Info

Every licensed podiatrist in the active practice of podiatry within Kansas, in order to comply with the provisions of this section, shall complete such hours of continuing education as may be required by the board by rules and regulations. The following categories of continuing education programs shall count toward satisfying the hourly requirement:

  • Programs offered by colleges of podiatry;
  • Veterans administration programs;
  • American podiatry association programs;
  • state podiatry association programs;
  • Seminars sponsored by recognized specialty groups of the American podiatry association; and
  • the activities of persons publishing papers, presenting clinics, lecturing and teaching shall be granted 10 credit hours for each hour of original presentation and hour for hour credit for additional presentations of the same material.

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Louisiana 1 20 20 20 100% -- View Info
Every podiatrist seeking the renewal or reinstatement of licensure, to be effective on or after January 1, 2005, shall annually evidence and document, upon forms supplied by the board, the successful completion of not less than 20 hours of board approved CME.
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Massachusetts 2 30 15 30 100% -- View Info
Each licensee shall present satisfactory evidence to the Board that in the previous 12 months he or she attended an educational conference(s) or program(s) approved by the Board for not less than 15 CME credits: provided however, that the Board may exempt from this requirement licensees who submit satisfactory proof that they were unable to attend an educational conference or program because of illness or other good cause. Requests for a waiver of the CME requirement due to special circumstances must be submitted in writing and directed to the Secretary of the Board. Only CME credits which have specifically been approved by the Board may be used to meet this requirement. Courses or programs approved for CME credit by the APMA or the Council of Pediatric Medical Education are approved by the Board.
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Maine 2 25 12.5 25 100% 06/30/2019 View Info

Any licensee who renders patient service, either full or part-time, shall be required to complete 25 credit hours of continuing medical education (CME) every two (2) years. In addition to this 25 hours, each licensee must submit documentation of CPR recertification.

Each Doctor of Podiatric Medicine licensed by the State of Maine shall submit to the Board, on a form provided by the Board, satisfactory evidence that a program of continuing medical education has been completed.

A minimum of 15 hours of the total 25 hour requirement must be obtained in Category 1 activities as set forth below.

Any individual who is licensed after June 30th of any even numbered year will be required to obtain 12.5 hours of continuing medical education for the first renewal. A minimum of 7.5 hours must be in Category 1 activities as set forth below.

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Michigan 3 150 50 150 100% 03/01/2021 View Info

R 338.8127 Acceptable continuing education; requirements; limitations.
Rule 127. (1) The 150 hours of continuing education required pursuant to R 338.8126(1) for the renewal of a license shall comply with the following, as applicable:

  • Not more than 12 credit hours shall be earned during one 24-hour period.
  • A licensee may not earn credit for a continuing education program or activity that is identical or substantially identical to a program or activity the licensee has already earned credit for during that renewal period.
  • An applicant for license renewal shall complete at least 5 continuing podiatric medical education hours in pain and symptom management in each renewal period pursuant to section 16204(2), MCL 333.16204(2), of the code. Courses in pain and symptom management may include, but are not limited to, courses in behavior management, pharmacology, behavior modification, stress management, clinical applications, and drug interventions as they relate to professional practice.

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Mississippi 2 40 20 40 100% 06/30/2018 View Info

There is an annual renewal of licensure. Forty hours of CME are due every two years. The current CME period is July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2018. If the podiatrist has a current DEA certificate, 5 hours of the 40 must be in the prescribing of controlled substances.

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North Dakota 1 20 20 20 100% 12/31/2018 View Info

North Dakota requires Continuing Medical Education (CME) hours as a condition for renewal of licensure. Satisfactory documentation of a minimum of sixty (60) hours of study completed within the thirty-six month period proceeding renewal is required.

If you have not been licensed in North Dakota for a full thirty-six months before renewal, you are required to show completion of a minimum of twenty (20) hours of study for each calendar year of licensure. This requirement is waived for the first year of licensure.

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New Jersey 2 100 50 100 100% 10/31/2019 View Info
Physicians and podiatrists must complete 100 credits of continuing medical education, minimum 40 must be Cat I, maximum 60 may be Category II for the two year period prior to renewal.
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New Mexico 1 16 16 16 100% 01/01/2019 View Info
  • Licensure Expiration: Podiatry licenses expire on January 1 of each year.
  • Renewal Deadline: A completed renewal application accompanied by the required fees, documentation of 16 hours of continuing education with two hours specifically related to pain management as defined in NMAC and must be post-marked, received electronically, or online renewal on or before January 1 of each year.
  • Licensee Responsibility: The board assumes no responsibility for renewal applications not received by the licensee for any reason. It is the licensee's responsibility to make timely request for the renewal form if one has not been received thirty days prior to license expiration.
  • Late Renewal: Renewal applications that are not postmarked, received electronically or hand-delivered to the board office by January 1 must be accompanied by the completed renewal application as defined in NMAC and late fees defined in Subsection F of NMAC.
  • Summary Suspension: A license that is not renewed by March 1 may be summarily suspended by the board.

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Nevada 2 50 25 50 100% 10/31/2018 View Info

Continuing education for podiatric physician; certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation; waiver.

  • Every even-numbered year each podiatric physician must, at the time of paying the annual renewal fee, present to the Secretary of the Board satisfactory evidence that during the preceding 2 years the podiatric physician attended at least 50 hours of instruction in courses approved by the Board for purposes of continuing professional education and is currently certified in the techniques of administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The Board may waive all or part of the requirement of continuing education in a particular year if the podiatric physician was prevented from that attendance by circumstances beyond his or her control.
  • If a podiatric physician fails to provide proof of his or her continuing education and does not obtain a waiver from the Board, the license must not be renewed.

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Ohio 2 100 50 100 100% -- View Info


  • 100 CME hours in a two-year cycle
  • A minimum of 40 hours must be Category I
  • Residencies and fellowships earn one CME Category I hour per week.
  • *Effective 9/29/2017, the CME cycle period begins on the effective date of the license and ends on the date of expiration. If the CME was completed within the licensee's former CME cycle, it will be considered to count towards fulfillment of the requirements of the current CME cycle.

Category I:

  • Pre-approved accredited CME courses where a certificate is granted for completion of courses
  • On-line CME courses (all 40 Category I CME may be earned from online courses)
  • Accrediting agencies include: AMA, AOA, ACCME, AAFP, CPME, OHFAMA, most specialty boards, and hospitals

Category II:

  • Reading medical articles and journals
  • Attending medical lectures
  • Teaching Interns in physician's office
  • Other activities for which no certificate is granted for completion of course and/or Non-accredited CME courses CME Records/ Audits:
  • CME cycles are for two years; records of CME must be retained for two years after the end of the CME cycle
  • Physicians may be selected at random for auditing of CME hours. Upon receipt of an audit notification, the requested information must be provided within the timeframe indicated on the notice
  • All CME logs/ transcripts that are provided to the board must include the physician's Ohio license number

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Oregon 2 60 30 60 100% 12/31/2019 View Info

30 h??ours/year?? Continuing education compliance can be documented through the following:
Certificate of completion;
Official transcript;
Hospital print-out; or
Letter signed by the program administrator.

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Rhode Island 1 15 15 15 100% 09/30/2018 View Info

Every podiatrist licensed to practice podiatry in this state under the provisions of the Act and the regulations herein, shall on or before the 30th of September of each year, have satisfactorily completed a minimum of fifteen (15) continuing medical education credits as approved by the Board of Examiners in Podiatry. Such approval shall be based on the Standards, Requirements, and Guidelines for Approval of Continuing Education in Podiatric Medicine of the Council on Podiatric Medical Education of the American Podiatry Medical Association.

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South Carolina 2 24 12 12 100% 12/31/2019 View Info

"A person licensed to practice podiatry must pay a biennial renewal license fee which must be established in regulation by the board, biennially must complete twenty-four hours of continuing medical education through a program approved by the South Carolina Board of Podiatry Examiners, and must submit documentation to the board of completion of this education. If a podiatrist is authorized pursuant to state and federal law to prescribe controlled substances, two of the requisite biennial hours of continuing education must be related to approved procedures of prescribing and monitoring controlled substances listed in Schedules II, III, and IV of the schedules provided for in Sections 44-53-210, 44-53-230, and 44-53-250. If the renewal fee is not accompanied with the appropriate continuing education documentation, the license may not be renewed and is considered late and subject to the penalties promulgated by the board in regulation. If the renewal fee is not paid within two months after the date of notification by the department that the fee is due, the license of the person failing to pay shall be considered late and a penalty imposed as determined by regulation. After an additional sixty days a nonrenewed license must be suspended or revoked and must be reissued only by a majority vote of the Board of Podiatry Examiners and upon payment of a late fee and penalties established by the board."

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South Dakota 2 30 15 30 100% 06/30/2019 View Info

Each licensee shall, prior to July 1, 2001, and every two years thereafter, provide written verification to the Board of Podiatry Examiners of the completion of 30 hours of continuing medical education. The program hours must be approved and certified by the Council of Podiatric Medical Education of the American Podiatric Medical Association. The necessary verification shall accompany each application for licensure renewal. If satisfactory verification is not received, the board shall deny the renewal application or take action to revoke or suspend the license of an individual not in compliance.

Up to 30 additional hours of satisfactory continuing medical education can be carried over for two years only.

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Utah 2 40 20 40 100% 09/30/2018 View Info

58-5a-304. Continuing education.

  1. The division may require each person holding a license under this chapter to complete in each two-year period not more than 40 hours of qualified continuing professional education in accordance with standards defined by rule as a requirement prior to license renewal under this chapter.
  2. In establishing continuing education requirements under this section the division shall in collaboration with the board recognize the existing educational methods, procedures, devices, and programs in use among the various podiatry specialty organizations.
  3. The division shall give licensees credit toward continuing education requirements for participation in and completion of continuing education programs of:
    1. the American Podiatric Medical Association;
    2. the Utah Podiatric Medical Association;
    3. all colleges of podiatric medicine accredited by the Council on Education of the American Podiatric Medical Association; and
    4. similar programs of other organizations that are approved by the division in collaboration with the board.
  4. If a renewal period is shortened or extended to effect a change of the renewal cycle, the continuing education hours required for that renewal period shall be increased or decreased accordingly, as a pro rata amount of the requirements of a two-year period.

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Virginia 2 60 30 60 100% -- View Info
  1. A minimum of 30 of the 60 hours shall be in Type 1 activities or courses offered by an accredited sponsor or organization sanctioned by the profession.
    1. Type 1 hours in podiatry shall be accredited by the American Podiatric Medical Association, the American Council of Certified Podiatric Physicians and Surgeons or any other organization approved by the board.
  2. No more than 30 of the 60 hours may be Type 2 activities or courses, which may or may not be approved by an accredited sponsor or organization but which shall be chosen by the licensee to address such areas as ethics, standards of care, patient safety, new medical technology, and patient communication. Up to 15 of the Type 2 continuing education hours may be satisfied through delivery of services, without compensation, to low-income individuals receiving services through a local health department or a free clinic organized in whole or primarily for the delivery of health services. One hour of continuing education may be credited for one hour of providing such volunteer services. For the purpose of continuing education credit for voluntary service, documentation by the health department or free clinic shall be acceptable.

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Vermont 2 30 15 30 100% 11/30/2018 View Info

A change to Vermont law in 2011 (26 VSA § 1400) requires physicians licensed by the Board to complete CME for license renewal. The general requirement is 30 hours of AMA PRA Category 1TM credit during the period from December 1, 2016 to November 30, 2018. If you were licensed for less than the full period, or if you are in the military and were ordered to duty, your obligation may be less. Except for the two subject-specific requirements

  • Continuing Medical Education. Required CME: Prescribing Controlled Substances. All podiatry licensees who prescribe controlled substances shall certify at the time of each renewal that they have completed at least two hours of CME activity on controlled substances prescribing. The activity must be accredited as AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ training or Council on Podiatric Medical Education approved training. The following topics must be covered, as required by Vermont law: abuse and diversion, safe use, and appropriate storage and disposal of controlled substances; the appropriate use of the Vermont Prescription Monitoring System; risk assessment for abuse or addiction; pharmacological and nonpharmacological alternatives to opioids for managing pain; medication tapering and cessation of the use of controlled substances; and relevant State and federal laws and regulations concerning the prescription of opioid controlled substances. Each licensee who is registered with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (D.E.A.) and who holds a D.E.A. number to prescribe controlled substances, or who has submitted a pending application for one, is presumed to prescribe controlled substances and must meet this requirement. Any podiatrist who is required to certify completion of this CME to renew, but who cannot, will be subject to the provisions regarding makeup of missing CME in 22.3 and 22.4.

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Wisconsin 2 50 25 50 100% 10/31/2018 View Info

Continuing podiatric medical education required; waiver. (1) Each podiatrist required to complete the biennial training requirement under s. 448.665, Stats., shall, in each second year at the time of making application for a certificate of registration as required under s. 448.665, Stats., sign a statement on the application for registration certifying that the podiatrist has completed at least 50 hours of acceptable continuing educational programs relevant to the practice of podiatric medicine within each 2-year period immediately preceding the renewal date specified under s. 440.08 (2) (a) 60., Stats

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West Virginia 2 50 25 50 100% -- View Info

Successful completion of a minimum of 50 hours of continuing podiatric education satisfactory to the Board during the preceding two year period is required for the biennial renewal of a podiatric license. Beginning July 1, 2008, at least thirty (30) hours of the hours must be related to the podiatrist's area or areas of specialty.

Continuing podiatric education satisfactory to the Board means:

  1. Take continuing podiatric education approved by the council on podiatric medical education, or
  2. Take continuing podiatric education given under the auspices of the podiatry colleges in the United States, or
  3. Take continuing medical education designated as Category I by the american medical association or the academy of family physicians.
  4. Take continuing podiatric education given under the auspices of the West Virginia podiatric medical association.
  5. Teach podiatric education courses or lectures in podiatry taught to podiatric students, residents, or licensed podiatrists, or serve as a preceptor to podiatric students or residents: Provided, that a podiatrist may not count more than twenty hours in this category toward the required fifty hours of podiatric education.
  6. Beginning May 1, 2014, unless a podiatrist has completed and timely provided to the Board a Board-developed certification waiver form attesting that he or she has not prescribed, administered, or dispensed a controlled substance during the entire previous reporting period, every podiatrist as a prerequisite to license renewal shall complete a minimum of three hours of drug diversion training and best practice prescribing of controlled substances training during the previous reporting period. Said three hours shall be part of the fifty total hours of continuing education required and not three additional hours.


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Wyoming 2 40 20 40 100% 07/01/2019 View Info

Section 7. Continuing Education

  1. All licensees shall complete 40 (forty) hours of continuing education every two years. All continuing education hours shall be earned within two years prior to the license expiration date. There shall be no carryover of hours from one renewal period to another.
  2. The content of continuing education activities shall help individual podiatric physicians to carry out his or her professional responsibilities more effectively and efficiently.
  3. Examples of appropriate content include, but are not limited to the following:
    1. clinical medicine and surgery topics,
    2. risk management associated with patient care (e.g., understanding of and proper documentation of complications, effective communication with patients, and informed consent),
    3. medical and professional ethics,
    4. public health,
    5. epidemiology and related issues.

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State Cycle Credits Credits/Yr Online Online % Next Renewal Info
Arizona 1 25 25 10 40% 06/30/2018 View Info

Pursuant to A.R.S. § 32-829(A), any licensee who wishes to renew their Arizona podiatry license must present evidence satisfactory to the Board that in the year preceding the application for renewal the licensee attended at least twenty-five (25) hours of Board approved continuing education courses or programs.

Continuing medical education ("CME") courses must be completed between July 1 and June 30 for each applicable renewal year. A licensee may take up to ten (10) hours of CME on the Internet, on a CD-ROM or in podiatric medical literature such as a journal. The licensee's CME report is incorporated into his/her annual license renewal application.

Types of CME courses that are generally approved include hands-on courses in podiatric assessment, anatomy and physiology, surgical techniques, wound care, billing and coding, practice management, ethics, documentation and charting and courses related to medical areas such as diabetes, pharmacology, geriatrics, disease pathology and physical therapy.

Pursuact to A.R.S. § 32-829(C), licensees may request a waiver of CME by submitting satisfactory proof that they were prevented from attending educational programs because of disability, military service or absence from the continental United States.

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Connecticut 0 0 0 0 0% -- --

D.C. 2 50 25 25 50% 03/31/2020 View Info

Podiatrists must complete fifty (50) approved continuing education credits during the two (2) year period preceding the date the license expires of Twenty five (25) hours out of the fifty (50) approved continuing education credit should be face-to face. All Podiatrists are required to have an approved valid/current CPR certificate for this renewal cycle. An approved valid/current CPR certification or recertification course shall be eligible for a maximum of three (3) continuing education credit hours.



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Florida 2 40 20 8 20% 03/31/2020 View Info

Required Subject Area:

General Hours
Required Hours: 36

Important Information
Up to eight (8) hours per biennium is allowed for home study course.
Medical Error
Required Hours: 2
Laws and Rules
Required Hours: 1
Risk Management
Required Hours: 1

First Biennium Renewal: Podiatric Physicians initially licensed in the biennium or within 24 months of initial licensure must attend one (1) full day at a Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine meeting at which disciplinary hearings are conducted as provided in subsection 64B18-17.005, F.A.C. Podiatric Physicians initially licensed and are renewing a license for the first time are required to complete two (2) hours of prevention of medical errors and one (1) hour of HIV/AIDS

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Georgia 2 50 25 10 20% 08/31/2019 View Info

The purpose of continuing education hours for podiatrists is to maintain and enhance the professional competence of podiatrists licensed to practice in Georgia for the protection of the health and welfare of the people of the State of Georgia.

As a requirement for the biennial renewal of his/her license, a podiatrist must certify to the Georgia State Board of Podiatry Examiners the completion of not less than fifty (50) hours of approved continuing education in the preceding two (2) years prior to the license expiration date.

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Iowa 2 40 20 10 25% 06/30/2018 View Info

645-222.2(149,272C) Continuing education requirements. 222.2(1) The biennial continuing education compliance period shall extend for a two-year period beginning on July 1 of each even-numbered year and ending on June 30 of the next even-numbered year. Each biennium, each person who is licensed to practice as a podiatrist in this state shall be required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of continuing education. 222.2(2) Requirements for new licensees. Those persons licensed for the first time shall not be required to complete continuing education as a prerequisite for the first renewal of their licenses. Continuing education hours acquired anytime from the initial licensing until the second license renewal may be used. The new licensee will be required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of continuing education per biennium for each subsequent license renewal. 222.2(3) Hours of continuing education credit may be obtained by attending and participating in a continuing education activity. These hours must be in accordance with these rules. 222.2(4) No hours of continuing education shall be carried over into the next biennium. 222.2(5) It is the responsibility of each licensee to finance the cost of continuing education.

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Idaho 1 12 12 6 50% -- View Info

CONTINUING EDUCATION (RULE 700). 01. Post Graduate Education Requirement for License Renewal. Each podiatrist licensed by the state of Idaho shall attend in each twelve (12) month period preceding the renewal of a license to practice podiatry in Idaho, a minimum of twelve (12) full hours of post-graduate podiatry education courses. Effective January 1, 2015, each podiatrist licensed by the state of Idaho shall attend in each twelve-month period preceding the renewal of a license to practice podiatry in Idaho, a minimum of fifteen (15) full hours of post-graduate podiatry education courses. No more than ten (10) hours of continuing education may be obtained on-line. Courses must be germane to the practice of podiatry; and (3-20-14) a. Approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education; or (4-2-08) b. Otherwise approved by the Board. (4-2-08) 02. Submission of License Renewal Application Form. Each licensed Idaho podiatrist will be furnished a license renewal application form by the Bureau of Occupational Licenses on which each podiatrist shall be required to certify by signed affidavit that compliance with the continuing education requirements has been met and shall submit the renewal application together with the required fees to the Bureau. (3-15-02) 03. Verification of Attendance. It shall be necessary for each licensee to maintain verification of attendance by securing authorized signatures or other documentation from the course instructors or sponsoring institution substantiating any and all hours attended by the licensee. This verification shall be maintained by the licensee and provided to the Board upon the request of the Board or its agent. The Board will conduct random audits to monitor compliance. Failure to provide proof of meeting the continuing education upon request of the Board shall be grounds for disciplinary action. (3-20-14) IDAHO ADMINISTRATIVE CODE IDAPA 24.11.01 Bureau of Occupational Licenses Rules of the State Board of Podiatry Section 800 Page 7 04. Carryover of Continuing Education Hours. Continuing education courses not claimed for credit in the current renewal year may be credited for the next renewal year. A maximum of fifteen (15) hours may be carried forward from the immediately preceding year. (3-20-14) 05. Special Exemption. The Board shall have authority to make exceptions for reasons of individual hardship, including health, when certified by a medical doctor, or for other good cause. The licensee must provide any information requested by the Board to assist in substantiating hardship cases. This exemption is granted at the sole discretion of the Board.

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Illinois 2 100 50 50 50% 01/31/2019 View Info

Continuing Education Hour Requirements

  1. Every renewal applicant who applies for renewal of a license as a podiatric physician must complete 100 hours of continuing education (CE) relevant to the practice of podiatric medicine.
  2. A prerenewal period is the 24 months preceding January 31 of each odd-numbered year.
  3. A renewal applicant is not required to comply with CE requirements for the first renewal.
  4. Podiatric physicians licensed in Illinois but residing and practicing in other states must comply with the CE requirements set forth in this Section.

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Kentucky 1 20 20 5 25% 06/30/2018 View Info

Section 1.

(1) Each podiatrist licensed by the board shall annually complete twenty (20) hours of continuing education relating to the practice of podiatry.

(2) The twenty (20) hours shall include:

(a) At least fifteen (15) Category A continuing education hours; and (b) Not more than five (5) Category B continuing education hours.

(3) A continuing education hour shall equal fifty (50) clock minutes of participating in continuing education instruction or presentation that meets the requirements of this administrative regulation for continuing education courses


(a) Beginning on July 1, 2012, and annually thereafter, each podiatrist licensed by the board shall complete at least one and one-half (1.5) hours of continuing education related to the use of the Kentucky All-Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting System (KASPER), pain management, or addiction disorders. (b) This requirement shall be included in the twenty (20) hours of continuing education required by this administrative regulation.
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Maryland 2 50 25 25 50% 12/01/2019 View Info

TCME Credits - 50 credits are required every 2 years. (including up to 3 hours of category A credits for CPR certification) - CPR certification must be maintained on a non lapse basis.

  • Random audits are conducted to ensure compliance
  • CME's are due by December 1st. There may be no exceptions as 30 days are required to review these educational requirements prior to issuing the license

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Minnesota 2 40 20 8 20% 06/30/2019 View Info
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. Only 8 hours of continuing medical education can be obtained from online courses.
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Missouri 2 24-50 12-25 6-12 25% 02/28/2020 View Info
Each applicant for license renewal shall certify to the board that s/he has attended twenty-four (24) hours of board-approved continuing medical education (CME) for the biennial renewal period immediately preceding the biennial license renewal date. Applicants who qualify under section 330.010.2, RSMo to perform surgery of the ankle must certify that s/he has attended an additional twenty-six (26) hours of boardapproved CME for the biennial renewal period immediately preceding the biennial license renewal date. Prior to January 2005, a copy of Foot & Ankle Board Certification or certificate of a twenty-four (24)-month postgraduate clinical residency program in podiatric surgery shall be on file with the state board for acceptance of the additional CMEs, before the endorsement of “Ankle Surgery Certified” will be added to their biennial renewal license. After January 2005, a certificate of completion of a twenty-four (24)-month postgraduate clinical residency program in podiatric surgery is required for acceptance of the additional CMEs and the “Ankle Surgery Certified” endorsement.
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Montana 3 75 25 0 0% -- View Info
None for the state - However hospitals and BC/BS require 50 every 2 years or 75 every 3 years
North Carolina 1 25 25 5 20% 06/30/2018 View Info
Completion of 25 hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) is required per year (July 1-June 30) for renewal of licensure. CME credits shall not be carried over from the previous licensure year.
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Nebraska 2 48 24 16 33% 04/01/2020 View Info

General Requirements for Licensee: On or before April 1, 1986, and on or before April 1 of each even-numbered year thereafter, each podiatrist who is in active practice in the State of Nebraska must:

143-008.01A Complete 48 hours of approved continuing education during the preceding 24 month period.

143-008.01B Submit to the Department an attestation that licensee has met the continuing competency for the 24 months immediately preceding the expiration date.

143-008.01C Be responsible for:

  1. Verifying with the Department that the continuing education programs are approved by the Board;
  2. Maintaining documentation of attendance at or presentation of approved continuing education programs related directly to the theory or clinical application of theory pertaining to the practice of podiatry. Such programs include:
    1. State and national meetings, i.e., a meeting of the American Podiatric Medical Association.
    2. One hour credit for each hour of attendance, and only the portion of such meeting which meets the definition of continuing education can be accepted for credit.
    3. Formal education courses which relate directly to the theory or clinical application of theory pertaining to the practice of podiatry: (1) One hour credit for each hour of attendance.
    4. Podiatric college-sponsored courses in continuing education in podiatry: (1) One hour credit for each hour of attendance.
    5. Podiatric specialty society sponsored courses, i.e., the American College of Foot Surgeons, American College of Foot Orthopedists, American College of Foot Roentgenology: (1) One hour credit for each hour of attendance.
    6. Home study with testing mechanism. Licensee may complete a maximum of 16 hours of the continuing education requirements by home study during each 24 month renewal period. The home study program must have a testing mechanism and must be approved by the Board prior to completion of the home study continuing education program.

      (1) One credit hour for each hour of study; no more than 16 credit hours of this type of continuing education may be counted within a 24 month period.
    7. Examples of nonacceptable subject matter include, but are not limited to, practice management programs and education provided by a business entity for the purpose of promotion of their products or services.
  3. Maintaining documentation of presentation of an approved continuing education program. A presenter may receive credit for only the initial presentation during a renewal period. Credit will not be given for subsequent presentations of the same program.

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New Hampshire 2 40 20 10 25% 06/30/2018 View Info

Podiatrists licensed in New Hampshire are required to show proof of 40 hours every 2 years, with at least 30 hours' attendance in formal courses given by an accredited American school or college of podiatry or medicine, or by a state or regional podiatric association recognized by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education or by the American Medical Association and no more than 10 hours of instructional media certified by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME). Courses must be accumulated between January 1 of the first year of the period and December 31 of the second year and must be reported before April 1 of the reporting year.

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New York 3 50 16.8 25 50% -- View Info
You must have completed 1.4 hours of continuing education coursework for each month of the preceding registration period in which you were registered to practice (50 hours in a normal three-year period) At least two-thirds (35 hours) of your continuing education coursework must be in the areas of podiatric medicine and surgery The remaining hours (15 hours) may be in the areas of health sciences or in areas dealing with podiatric practice issues such as ethics or risk management. A maximum of 25 home study credits (Category A or B) will be accepted in any three-year registration period.
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Oklahoma 2 60 30 10 16% 06/30/2018 View Info

Continuing medical education (a) Requirements. (1) Each applicant for re-registration (renewal) of licensure shall certify every three years that he/she has completed the requisite hours of continuing medical education (C.M.E.). (2) Requisite hours of C.M.E. shall be sixty (60) hours of Category I obtained during the preceding three (3) years as defined by the American Medical Association/Oklahoma State Medical Association/American Academy of Family Physicians or other certifying organization recognized by the Board. (3) Newly licensed physicians will be required to begin reporting three years from the date licensure was granted.

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Pennsylvania 2 50 25 10 20% 12/31/2018 View Info

In order to renew a license, a podiatrist must have completed 50 hours of CME during the immediately preceding two-year license period. A license period runs from January 1 of an odd-numbered year through December 31 of the next even-numbered year. · Per Act 31 of 2014, two (2) hours of Board- approved continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements must be completed prior to renewal or reinstatement of a license. Details and a list of Board-approved providers can be found at www.dos.pa.gov. Verification of completion must be sent electronically and directly from the course provider. It may take up to 7 days for the provider to submit the records to the Board's office. · At least 30 CME hours must be in courses or programs that fall within the scope of podiatric medicine and are approved by the Board or the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (www.cpme.org). · The remaining 20 CME hours may be in courses and programs that are in related medical subjects and that are approved by the American Medical Association or the American Osteopathic Association. · A maximum of 10 CME hours may be obtained through approved programs and courses that are Internet-based or that involve the review of magazine or journal articles.

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Puerto Rico 3 45 15 0% -- --

Tennessee 1 15 15 5 33% 06/30/2018 View Info

The Board requires each licensed Podiatrist to complete fifteen (15) clock hours of continuing education each calendar year (January 1- December 31).

  • Twelve (12) hours of the fifteen (15) clock hour requirement shall be clinical, scientific, or related to patient care. If the licensee is performing ankle surgery pursuant to T.C.A. § 63-3-101 (b) (1), ten (10) of these twelve (12) hours shall pertain to ankle surgery.
  • Beginning January 1, 2008, at least one (1) hour of the annual fifteen (15) hour requirement shall, every other calendar year, be a course designed specifically to address prescribing practices.
  • Ten (10) of the fifteen (15) clock hour requirement must be completed in the traditional "lecture/classroom" format.
  • Five (5) hours of the fifteen (15) clock hour requirement may be completed in any of the following multi-media formats: The Internet, Closed circuit television, Satellite broadcast, Correspondence courses, Videotapes, CD-Rom, DVD, Teleconferencing, Videoconferencing or Distance learning. Acceptable continuing education shall consist of courses provided or sponsored by the APMA, APMA approved colleges of podiatric medicine, state, regional (zone), national and affiliated specialty groups, the U.S. federal government, or other education programs approved by the Board.

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Texas 2 50 25 20 40% 11/01/2018 View Info

Licensed podiatric physicians must obtain 50 hours of continuing medical education (CME) each biennium in order to renew their licenses.

TDLR will only give credit for those courses that relate to Podiatric Medicine.

As an example, a Podiatric Physician taking CME courses on brain surgery, proctology, shoulders, etc. would NOT be acceptable.

However, courses on the foot/ankle, lower extremity, cardiovascular system, nervous system, diabetes, renal system, obesity, risk management, drug prescriptions, pain management, bones, muscles, nerves, wound care, nutrition, electronic/medical records, etc., or the like, would be acceptable for 100% credit. Courses on histories/physicals, CPR, ACLS, admissions, discharge, oncology, systemic diseases (which have an effect/manifestation of diseases of the foot/lower extremity), or dermatology are also acceptable.

Additionally, courses on Medicare/Medicaid (government healthcare programs, CMS, and MAC/RAC, integrity/anti-fraud measures, etc.), electronic medical records and tools to improve care related to re-ordering, reconciling medication orders and monitoring and reporting quality data (in response to federal/national initiatives related to improved patient care and safety) are acceptable.

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Washington 2 100 50 20 40% -- View Info
  1. The board encourages podiatric physicians and surgeons to deliver high-quality patient care. The board recognizes that continuing education programs designed to inform practitioners of recent developments within podiatric medicine and relative fields and review of various aspects of basic professional education and podiatric practice are beneficial to professional growth. The board requires participation in podiatric continuing education as a mechanism to maintain and enhance competence.
  2. A podiatric physician and surgeon must complete one hundred hours of continuing education every two years and comply with chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 7 and WAC 246-922-310.
  3. To satisfy the continuing medical education requirements identified in subsection (2) of this section, a podiatric physician and surgeon may:
    1. Serve as a resident in an approved postgraduate residency training program; or
    2. Certify or recertify within the previous four years with a specialty board.

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