Podiatric Physician


Click on the appropriate tab below to see the Renewal Requirements, Process, Fees and Continuing Education (CE) for a Podiatric Physician.

Current licenses expire at midnight, Eastern Time, on March 31, 2018

To ensure you receive your renewal notification from the department, your current mailing address must be on file. Failure to renew an active or inactive license by the expiration date will result in the license being placed in delinquent status. Failure by a delinquent licensee to renew before the expiration of the current licensure cycle renders the license null and void without any further action by the board or the department.

A licensee who remains on inactive status for more than two consecutive biennial licensure cycles and who wishes to reactivate the license may be required to demonstrate the competency to resume active practice by sitting for a special purpose examination or by completing other reactivation requirements.

If you are reactivating your license, please refer to the Laws & Rules governing your practice for additional requirements.

The department will renew your license upon receipt of:

  • Completed renewal application
  • Required fees
  • Updated Practitioner Profile

Military Exemption

If you are a member of the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty who was in good standing with the board at the time of becoming active and was entitled to practice or engage in the practice of medicine in Florida, you may be eligible to be exempted from renewal requirements for the duration of active duty, and for a period of six months after discharge, but not practicing the profession in the private sector for profit.

If you are the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, you may be eligible to be exempted from licensure renewal requirements, but only in cases of absence from the state because your spouses’ duties with the Armed Forces.

Volunteer Health Services Exemption

If you volunteer your services to the medically indigent residents of Florida with incomes at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, you may be eligible for a waiver of your biennial renewal fee and some of the continuing education hours (no more than 25%) required for license renewal; however, the continuing education requirements for domestic violence, HIV and AIDS, and medical errors cannot be waived.

At least 90 days before your license expires, the department will mail you a renewal notification postcard to your last known mailing address of record. You will have until midnight on the day your license expires to renew. Failure to renew an active or inactive license by the expiration date will result in the license being placed in delinquent status. Failure by a delinquent licensee to become active or inactive before the expiration of the current licensure cycle renders the license null and void without any further action by the board or the department.

You may RENEW ONLINE if:

  • You do not need to change the status of your license.
  • You have a credit card/debit card to complete the transaction.
  • Your license status is not ‘Military, Active’.
  • If you are renewing your license after the expiration date and your status still indicates ‘Clear/Active’ or ‘Clear/Inactive’ , you will be assessed a delinquency fee. The delinquency fee will be in addition to your renewal fees.
  • If your license was ‘Delinquent, Active’ or ‘Delinquent, Inactive’ before the renewal deadline, it will be moved to ‘Null and Void’ status after the renewal deadline and you should contact your Board office for instruction.

Instructions for Renew Online:

  1. Click the “Renew Online” button above.
  2. Enter your user name and password
    • Please note your user ID and password were mailed with your physical license.
    • If you are having trouble accessing your account, please try the alternate login process, located at the bottom of the login screen.
    • If you require further assistance, please contact the MQA Communication Center at 850-488-0595.
  3. Click “Renew License” from the column on the left hand side of the page.

After logging in to the renewal system, licensees will be prompted to answer a series of questions and required to provide certain information, if appropriate. The renewal process typically takes 10-15 minutes and licensees pay their renewal fee by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover when they are done.

You may RENEW BY MAIL if:

  • You need to change the status of your license.
  • You need to pay using a cashiers check or money order.
  • You do NOT have a credit card/debit card to complete the transaction.
  • You need to submit your Continuing Education with your renewal
  • Your license is in ‘Military, Active’ status.

To Print Your Renewal Notice:

  1. Click the “Renew Online” button above.
  2. Enter your user name and password
    • Please note your user ID and password were mailed with your physical license.
    • If you do not know your user ID and password: Login Help
  3. Once you are properly logged in, you may print your renewal notice by selecting the Renew License link, then click on the Renew by Mail option.

Certified check or money order should be made payable to the Florida Department of Health.

If renewing BEFORE your license expires, your fees will be:

Active to Active* $379.00*   $355.00**
Inactive to Inactive $379.00   $355.00**
Active to Inactive $379.00   $355.00**
Inactive to Active $729.00   $705.00**
Active to Retired $55.00
Inactive to Retired $55.00

If renewing AFTER your license expires, your fees will be:

Active to Active* $729.00*   $705.00**
Inactive to Inactive $729.00   $705.00**
Active to Inactive $1,079.00   $1,055**
Inactive to Active $1,429.00   $1,405.00**
Active to Retired $755.00
Inactive to Retired $755.00

If renewing 120 day Notified Delinquent, your fees will be:

Active to Active* $1,084.00*   $1,060.00**
Inactive to Inactive $1,084.00   $1,060.00**
Active to Inactive $1,084.00   $1,060.00**
Inactive to Active $1,434.00   $1,410.00**
Active to Retired $760.00
Inactive to Retired $760.00

*Podiatric Physicians with dispensing privileges must add $100 to total renewal fee.

**If licensed after 1/1/2013 the Background Screening fee of $24.00 included in the renewal fee will not be assessed.

Licenses become Null & Void1 on April 1, 2018.

By submitting the appropriate renewal fees to the department, a licensee acknowledges compliance with all requirements for renewal, including continuing education.

A licensee who remains on inactive status for more than two consecutive biennial licensure cycles and who wishes to reactivate the license may be required to demonstrate competency to resume active practice by sitting for a special purpose examination or by completing other reactivation requirements.

 

 

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 1Null & Void -The licensed practitioner failed to renew their licensure status for two renewal cycles, resulting in their license expiring.

Continuing Education (CE) Requirements

Required Subject Area Required Number of Hours Important Information
General Hours 36 Up to eight (8) hours per biennium is allowed for home study course.
Medical Error 2
Laws and Rules 1
Risk Management 1

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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

CE Reporting Information →

Board Rule Approved Providers

  • Approved courses listed in CEBroker
  • American Podiatry Medical Association
  • Council on Podiatric Medical Education
  • American Medical Association
  • American Hospital Association
  • American Osteopathic Association

Other Methods of Obtaining Continuing Education per Biennium

Please see Rule 64B18-17.001 and 64B18-17.003, Florida Administrative Code for detailed information regarding the below methods of obtaining continuing education.

  • Pro bono Service
  • Active board members
  • Former board members serving on a Probable Cause Panel
  • Attendance at a Board meeting
  • Volunteer expert witness
  • Hospital Scientific Programs
  • Residency Programs in Podiatric Medicine.
  • Business meetings of local component or state organizational component of American Podiatric Medical Association.
  • Teaching of Board approved continuing education courses (64B18-17.004, F.A.C.)
  • 766.1115, Florida Statutes – “Volunteer Health Care Provider Program”
  • 381.00593, Florida Statutes – “Public School Volunteer Health Care Practitioner Act”

Helpful Information

  • Up to eight (8) hours per biennium is allowed for home study courses
  • Licensees may complete up to three hours of continuing education per biennium in the area of practice management
  • Courses must be 1 hour in length

Click on Chapter or Section Number to View

Florida Statutes

Chapter 456: Health Professions and Occupations: General Provisions
Chapter 461: Podiatric Medicine Practice Act

Florida Administrative Codes

Rules: Chapter 64B18, Florida Administrative Code
Rules: Chapter 64B: Division of Medical Quality Assurance, Florida Administrative Code