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Pennsylvania Licensure Requirements

Doctorate Degree

1 Examination

No Experience Requirement

50 Hours of Continuing Education

30.00 Initial Fee

395.00 Renewal Fee

A healthcare licensed practitioner who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment including mechanical and surgical treatment of ailments of the foot, and those anatomical structures of the leg governing the functions of the foot.

Degree Requirement:

Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine Degree
The applicant must be a graduate of an accredited school of podiatric medicine and surgery.

Examination Requirement:

1 Examination

The applicant  must pass Parts I, II & III of the National examination with results received from the Federation of Podiatric Medical Boards. 


No experience requirements for licensure 

Continuing Education: 

50 Hours
50 hours of continuing education required for licensure renewal.

Initial Licensing Fee:


Licensure Renewal Fee: 

Biennial renewal of license.

Licensure by Act 41:

Act 41 allows for portability of out-of-state professional licensees coming to work in Pennsylvania. Act 41 does this by granting all boards and commissions within the Commonwealth the authority to endorse licensees from other states, territories or jurisdictions (with substantially equivalent licensing requirements) who are active, in good standing and without discipline against their license or criminal conviction.

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