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, 2020

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.

Licensees requesting to reactivate their license from inactive or retired status are required to pay additional fees and comply with specific continuing education requirements. Please contact the board office at info@floridaspodiatricmedicine.gov to request your 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.

Renewal Instructions:

  1. Go to www.flhealthsource.gov and click the “Renew A License” button.
  2. Enter your Personal Identifying Information (PII), then click the Login button.
  3. Confirm or update your MQA Services Account email address, then click the “Continue” button.
  4. You are now in the Dashboard. During renewals, a “Renew My License” option will populate no later than 90 days prior to your license expiration date. (Note: If you do not see the “Renew My License” option, please check back at a later time.)

*** If the “PII Failed” screen displays, click the “Other Login Option” button and enter your existing User ID and password to access your account.***

Additional Information:

  • You may renew online if you have a credit or debit card to complete the transaction. Please note that you can now renew online, print a copy of your application summary and mail it with your cashier’s check or money order to:
    Division of Medical Quality Assurance
    P.O. Box 6320
    Tallahassee, FL 32314-6320
  • If you are renewing your license after the expiration date and your status still indicates Clear/Active, you will be assessed a delinquency fee. The delinquency fee will be in addition to your renewal fees.
  • If your license was Delinquent/Active before the renewal deadline, it will be moved to Null and Void status after the renewal deadline. You should contact your board office for further instruction.
  • The process of renewing a license and receiving a printed license in the mail may take 7-10 business days. Initiating contact to confirm the receipt of fees or the status of your license prior to this time will not expedite the renewal process.
  • Note: Do not submit certificates of completion of in-service hours to the Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine.

Name Change

If you are renewing online and need to change your name, please follow these instructions prior to renewing your license:

Name changes require legal documentation showing the name change. Please log into your MQA Online Services Portal account to submit your request and enter your full name as it appears on your legal documentation. If you are submitting your request online, please attach/upload supporting documents, which must be one of the following:

  • A copy of a state issued marriage license that includes the original signature and seal from the clerk of the court
  • A divorce decree showing the name change
  • A court order showing the name change (Adoption, legal name change, federal identity change)
  • A copy of a certificate of naturalization or H1B Employment Visa (Note: Foreign applicants and/or licensees may not have state issued documents)

Any one of these will be accepted unless the department has a question about the authenticity of the document.

NOTE: Please allow 5-7 business days for your request to be processed. If you are requesting a name change outside of renewal and wish to receive a new license reflecting the name change, you must request a duplicate license and pay the $25.00 fee.

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, 2020.

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 AreaRequired Number of HoursImportant Information
General Hours36Up to eight (8) hours per biennium is allowed for home study course.
Medical Error2
Laws and Rules1
Risk Management1
Controlled Substance Prescribing Course2Required for Podiatric Physicians who are registered with the United States DEA. Must complete prior to January 31, 2019 and each subsequent renewal. Board approved courses are found at https://courses.cebroker.com/search/fl/podiatric-physician?coursePageIndex=1&subjectArea=3313

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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