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Podiatrist

Description:

A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM) who is a licensed health care professional who diagnoses, treats, operates and prescribes for any disease, injury, deformity, or other condition of the foot.

Licensing Requirements:

An applicant must file an application for licensure/registration with the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, to practice as a podiatrist in New York State. The latest information and requirements for licensure are available on the New York State Education Department's Office of the Professions website at http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/pod/.

Applicant must be of good moral character.

Age Requirements:

Applicant must be 21 years of age.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Applicants must meet education requirements specified by the New York State Education Department.

Experience Requirements:

Applicants must meet experience requirements specified by the New York State Education Department.

Examination Requirements:

Applicants must meet examination requirements specified by the New York State Education Department.

Fees: (as of May 19, 2011)

The fee for licensure and first registration is $377.
The fee for a limited permit is $105 and $50 for a renewal.
The fee for a limited residency permit is $105 and $50 for each renewal.

Licenses Issued and Active:

In 2010, there were 56 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2011, there were 50 licenses issued for this occupation.

Licensing Authority:

New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Podiatry Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
518-474-3817, ext. 250 (voice)
518-402-5354 (fax)
opunit1@mail.nysed.gov

Standard Occupational Classification:

29-1081 - Podiatrists
To learn more about this occupation search the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).

Additional Information:

American Podiatric Medical Association
9310 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-1698
Phone: (301) 571-9200
E-mail: askapma@apma.org

Disclaimer:

Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 10/15/12.

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