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Podiatric Medicine Licensing Information

Application Instructions

  • Limited License for Postgraduate Training Programs (Residency Permit)

    Apply online now! Go to MyLicense.IN.gov and you will either need to create or login to your Access Indiana, single sign-on account. You will complete the online application and submit payment with a credit or debit card. Please allow 48 business hours for your application to be received and reviewed. You will be contacted by a customer service representative with details of what additional documentation is required to complete your application.

    Attention Applicants Enrolled in 12 + Month Residency Programs
    The Board is now allowing applicants to apply for licensure after the successful completion of a minimum of 12-months of a CPME approved residency program with a letter from your residency director stating that you have successfully completed 12 months of the residency and that you are continuing in the program.

    Requirements for Limited License

    1. Completed Application: Applications may be submitted online or completed by paper and mailed to our office.
    2. Application Fee of $50.00: Pay by credit or debit card for applications submitted online. If applying by paper/mail make checks or money orders payable to Indiana Professional Licensing Agency. All application fees are nonrefundable.
    3. Positive Response Documentation: If you answer "Yes" to any questions on the application, explain fully in a statement that includes all details. Include the violation, location, date, cause number, and disposition. Submit copies of court documents for each instance to support the statement. If malpractice, provide the name(s) of the plaintiff(s). Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    4. Name Change Documentation: Documentation of any legal name change if your name differs from that on any of your documents. Documentation may include a copy of your marriage certificate or divorce decree.  Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    5. Proof of Graduation: You may submit proof of graduation by submitting one (1) of the following documents to be upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option:
      • Certificate of Completion - A statement verifying the date that the applicant has completed and will receive his/her diploma will be accepted under the signature and seal of the dean of the school or program.
      • Official Transcript - An official transcript of grades from the school from with you obtained your podiatric degree, which shows that all requirements for graduation have been met by the applicant; or
      • Degree - A certified copy of your podiatric degree.
    6. Postgraduate Training Form - This form is to be completed by the hospital/Institution Chairperson/Department Head and returned to the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency with the applicant's completed application. Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.

    PROCESSING TIME: Processing time depends on the applicant. The applicant is responsible for the submission of all documents. If there is a positive response the license will not be issued until it has been reviewed by the Medical Licensing Board.

    FAIR INFORMATION PRACTICE ACT: In compliance with IC 4-1-6, this agency is notifying all applicants that they must provide the requested information or the application will not be processed. The applicant has the right to challenge, correct, or explain information maintained by this agency. The information provided will become public record. Examination scores and grade transcripts are confidential except in circumstances where their release is required by law. A social security number is being requested by this state agency in accordance with IC 4-1-8-1. Disclosure is mandatory, and this record cannot be processed without it.

  • Podiatrist Application & Instructions by Endorsement

    Apply online now! Go to MyLicense.IN.gov and you will either need to create or login to your Access Indiana, single sign-on account. You will complete the online application and submit payment with a credit or debit card. You will be contacted by a customer service representative with details of what additional documentation is required to complete your application. Applications are processed in the order received.

    Requirements for Licensure by Endorsement

    1. Completed Application: Applications may be submitted online at MyLicense.IN.gov or completed by paper and mailed to our office.
    2. Application Fee of $150.00: Pay by credit or debit card for applications submitted online. If applying by paper/mail make checks or money orders payable to Indiana Professional Licensing Agency. All application fees are nonrefundable.
    3. Criminal Background Check
    4. Positive Response Documentation: If you answer "Yes" to any questions on the application, explain fully in a statement that includes all details. Include the violation, location, date, cause number, and disposition. Submit copies of court documents for each instance to support the statement. If malpractice, provide the name(s) of the plaintiff(s). Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    5. Name Change Documentation: Documentation of any legal name change if your name differs from that on any of your documents. Documentation may include a copy of your marriage certificate or divorce decree.  Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    6. APMLE Part I & Part II Exam: What has been known previously as NBPME Parts I, II, and III is now the American Podiatric Medical Licensing Examination (APMLE) Parts I, II, and III.  The fee for the transfer of your scores is thirty-five dollars ($35.00). You may wish to contact the National Board office prior to your request to verify the correct fee and procedures for transfer. You may request these scores from:
      • Prometric, Attn: NBPME
        1260 Energy Lane
        St. Paul, MN 55108
        (877) 302-8952
      • APMLE registration, test center regulations, preparation for the examinations, score requests and many more details are available by visiting the American Podiatric Medical Licensing Examinations website.
    7. Proof of Passing an Examination other than the National Boards: In accordance with IC § 25-29-4-1(a)(3) each applicant must take and pass a medical licensing examination that is substantially equivalent to the Board's examination. Applicants must submit verification for either of the following:
      • State Board Examination Scores - If a state board examination was required, have the state board verify that an examination was administered and attach subjects, scores, date of the examination and average awarded to the individual; OR
        • Official APMLE Part III Exam Scores - If the applicant sat for the APMLE Part III examination, (also known prior to 1989 as the Virginia State Board examination), request that your official scores be sent directly to our office from the Federation of Podiatric Medical Boards. You may request these scores from:
          • Federation of Podiatric Medical Boards
            6551 Malta Drive
            Boynton Beach, FL 33437
            (561) 752-3735

      The fee for the transfer of your scores is forty-five dollars ($45.00). You may wish to contact the Federation prior to your request to verify the correct fee and procedures for transfer. Scores may also be obtained through electronic order and payment from the Federation’s website.

      Note: In accordance with IC § 25-29-5(b)(2): The board may require an applicant under this section to do the following: (1) appear before the board; or (2) Pass a medical examination, approved by the board, if at least ten (10) years have elapsed since the applicant passed a medical licensing examination.

    8. Verification of Education (Transcript): Applicants must submit an official transcript from a Council on Podiatric Medical Education (COPE) approved college or school of podiatric medicine. This original transcript must show that all requirements for graduation have been met and when the degree was conferred.  Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    9. Verification of Postgraduate Training: In accordance with IC § 25-29-3-1(4), 845 IAC 1-3-1(a)(12), and 845 IAC 1-3-3, each applicant must have satisfactorily completed at least a twelve (12) months of progressive graduate medical training program that meets the requirements of the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (COPE). Applicants must provide evidence to the Board of progressive graduate training either by the institution or by another entity which was approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education. Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option. Proof of progressive graduate training must be submitted as follows:
      • An official copy of your certificate of completion issued by the graduate training program; OR
      • An original letter from the graduate training program director under the seal of the program. (No copies of such letter will be accepted)
    1. Verification of State Licensure(s): Completed by every state where you now hold or have ever held a license to practice podiatric medicine or any other regulated health profession. The verification must come directly from the State or authority in which license was obtained.
    2. Verification of Five (5) Years of Practice in Podiatric Medicine: In accordance with IC § 25-29-5-1(4), each applicant must present evidence of practicing medicine for at least five (5) years. Applicants must submit an affidavit verifying that you have practiced podiatric medicine in another state for at least five (5) years.  Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.

    Requirements for Temporary License by Endorsement

    The Board may issue a temporary license to practice podiatric medicine to an applicant who applies by endorsement and submits the following documentation in addition to all documentation required for full licensure by endorsement.

    1. Completed Application: You may request the temporary permit by submitting a new application online after submitting the endorsement application.  If using the paper application, you may request the temporary permit by selecting "Yes" on page one (1) in response to the question "Do you desire a temporary permit?"
    2. Temporary Application Fee of $50.00 in addition to the $150.00 Endorsement Application Fee: Pay by credit or debit card for applications submitted online. If applying by paper/mail make checks or money orders payable to Indiana Professional Licensing Agency. All application fees are nonrefundable.
    3. Verification of Current Licensure to Practice Podiatric Medicine in Another State: A copy of your current license (billfold license of pocket-card) which shows your license number and expiration date is acceptable. Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.

    A temporary permit expires the earlier of:

    • the date the applicant holding the temporary license is issued a license; or
    • the date the board disapproves the applicant's application.

    PROCESSING TIME: Processing time depends on the applicant. The applicant is responsible for the submission of all documents. If there is a positive response the license will not be issued until it has been reviewed by the Medical Licensing Board.

    FAIR INFORMATION PRACTICE ACT: In compliance with IC 4-1-6, this agency is notifying all applicants that they must provide the requested information or the application will not be processed. The applicant has the right to challenge, correct, or explain information maintained by this agency. The information provided will become public record. Examination scores and grade transcripts are confidential except in circumstances where their release is required by law. A social security number is being requested by this state agency in accordance with IC 4-1-8-1. Disclosure is mandatory, and this record cannot be processed without it.

  • Podiatrist Application & Instructions by Examination

    Requirements for Licensure by Examination

    1. Completed Application: Applications may be submitted online at MyLicense.IN.gov or completed by paper and mailed to our office.
    2. Application Fee of $150.00: Pay by credit or debit card for applications submitted online. If applying by paper/mail make checks or money orders payable to Indiana Professional Licensing Agency. All application fees are nonrefundable.
    3. Criminal Background Check
    4. Positive Response Documentation: If you answer "Yes" to any questions on the application, explain fully in a statement that includes all details. Include the violation, location, date, cause number, and disposition. Submit copies of court documents for each instance to support the statement. If malpractice, provide the name(s) of the plaintiff(s). Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    5. Name Change Documentation: Documentation of any legal name change if your name differs from that on any of your documents. Documentation may include a copy of your marriage certificate or divorce decree.  Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    6. APMLE Part I & Part II Exam - What has been known previously as NBPME Parts I, II, and III is now the American Podiatric Medical Licensing Examination (APMLE) Parts I, II, and III. APMLE registration, test center regulations, preparation for the examinations, score requests and many more details are available by visiting the American Podiatric Medical Licensing Examinations website.
    7. APMLE Part III Exam - You may request a Part III registration form and the Part III bulletin by contacting Prometric at 1-877-302-8952 or via email at nbpmeinquiry@prometric.com. Please Note: In order to be considered eligible for the Part III portion of the examination, you must have successfully passed Parts I and II.
    8. Verification of Education (Transcript) - Applicants must submit an official transcript from a Council on Podiatric Medical Education (COPE) approved college or school of podiatric medicine. This original transcript must show that all requirements for graduation have been met and when the degree was conferred. Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    9. Verification of Postgraduate Training - In accordance with IC § 25-29-3-1(4), 845 IAC 1-3-1(a)(12), and 845 IAC 1-3-3, each applicant must have satisfactorily completed at least a twelve (12) months of progressive graduate medical training program that meets the requirements of the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (COPE). Applicants must provide evidence to the Board of progressive graduate training either by the institution or by another entity which was approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education. Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option. Proof of progressive graduate training must be submitted as follows:
      • An official copy of your certificate of completion issued by the graduate training program; OR
      • An original letter from the graduate training program director under the seal of the program. (No copies of such letter will be accepted)
    10. Verification of State Licensure(s): Completed by every state where you now hold or have ever held a license to practice podiatric medicine or any other regulated health profession. The verification must come directly from the State or authority in which license was obtained.

    PROCESSING TIME: Processing time depends on the applicant. The applicant is responsible for the submission of all documents. If there is a positive response the license will not be issued until it has been reviewed by the Medical Licensing Board.

    FAIR INFORMATION PRACTICE ACT: In compliance with IC 4-1-6, this agency is notifying all applicants that they must provide the requested information or the application will not be processed. The applicant has the right to challenge, correct, or explain information maintained by this agency. The information provided will become public record. Examination scores and grade transcripts are confidential except in circumstances where their release is required by law. A social security number is being requested by this state agency in accordance with IC 4-1-8-1. Disclosure is mandatory, and this record cannot be processed without it.

Renewal Instructions

  • License Renewal Information
    • Renew Online!
    • Podiatrists and controlled substance registrations expire June 30 of odd-numbered years.
    • The renewal fee for podiatrists is $100.00
    • In order to renew your license to practice podiatry in Indiana you are required to have completed no less than fifteen (15) hours of continuing podiatric medical education each licensure year. For more information regarding CE please see below.

    Renewal notices are sent approximately ninety (90) days prior to the expiration date. License holders with valid e-mail addresses on file will be e-mailed the renewal notice. Those who do not have valid e-mail addresses on file will be mailed the license renewal notice; this notice is mailed to the address of record with the Board. The Board has no way of knowing whether or not a notice reaches its destination; therefore, when a notice has been e-mailed to a valid e-mail address or mailed, the duty of the Board has been performed.

    Inactive Status

    To request inactive status, you may complete your renewal online with the $50.00 renewal fee. When selecting inactive status you affirm that (1) you do not maintain an office for the practice of podiatric medicine and (2) that you do not charge for any podiatric medical services that you might render. To reactivate your inactive license you must submit a completed renewal application, a renewal fee of $100.00 and meet continuing education requirements.

    Paper Renewal Documents

    To renew your license by paper, you must select a document below. Print and mail the completed form with the required renewal fee to the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency. The address is on the form, and checks may be made payable to ‘Indiana Professional Licensing Agency.’

    Podiatrist Renewal Form

    CSR - Podiatrist Renewal Document

    Podiatry Reinstatement Form - Expired for 3 or More Years

  • Continuing Education Requirements

    In order to renew your license to practice podiatry in Indiana you are required to have completed no less than fifteen (15) hours of continuing podiatric medical education each licensure year. The Board is currently on a two (2) year renewal cycle. The continuing education must have been completed during the renewal period prior to license renewal. In addition, all continuing education programs must be sponsored, accredited or approved by any of the organizations listed in below (845 IAC 1-5-3).

    Please review the following rules carefully, as they will help clarify the above requirements. Please note that there are some circumstances in which the above requirements may not apply.

    Credit Hours Required

    • 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.
      1. 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.
      2. 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.

    Approval of Continuing Education Programs

    To receive credit for continuing education programs, the program must be sponsored, accredited, or approved by any of the following organizations:

    1. American Association of Podiatric Physicians and Surgeons.
    2. American Medical Association (programs related to podiatric medicine).
    3. American Society of Podiatric Dermatology.
    4. American Society of Podiatric Medicine.
    5. Council on Podiatric Medical Education.
    6. A national, regional, state, district, or local organization that operates as an affiliated entity under the approval of any organizations listed in subdivisions (1) through (5).
    7. Any of the colleges of podiatric medicine accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education.
    8. A federal, state, or local government agency that coordinates or presents continuing education programs related to podiatric medicine.

Fee Schedule

  • Podiatrist Applications/Renewals
    Podiatrist Application/RenewalFeePenaltyTotal
    Application for Examination or Endorsement Candidates$150NA$150
    Temporary Permits & Limited Licenses$50NA$50
    Renewal - Unexpired - every two years$100NA$100
    Renewal - Expired up to 4 Years $100$50$150
    Renewal - Expired > 4 Years - Please contact the board office for more information$50$50$100
    Renewal of Inactive License - every two years$50NA$50

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