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Frequently Asked Questions

Please refer to the Board rules available on the website, for all the information regarding licensure as a Podiatrist in Georgia. In general, the requirements are as follows:

    • Applicant must submit a completed application with the required non-refundable fee.
    • Applicant must have graduated from an accredited College of Podiatric Medicine approved by the Board.
    • Applicant must submit proof of completion of one (1) year residency in podiatric medicine and surgery in a program based at a hospital approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Board. A copy of the document is acceptable.
    • Applicant must submit certified proof of scores from the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners of having successfully passed the *NBPME licensing examination series.
    • Applicant must hold a Doctoral degree or its equivalent.

*NOTE: Effective July 2011, the NBPME Exam will become known as the “American Podiatric Medical Licensing Examination (APMLE) Parts I, II & III.

All applicants must have graduated from an approved College of Podiatry in the United States.

 Yes, see question # 1 above. Information on the exam is available on the NBPME board’s website at:

Please visit the home page of Board's website at to locate the link to the current fee schedule information or select the Quick Link on the right side of this page.

Application processing may take up to twenty-five (25) business days from the receipt of a complete application in the Board Office. Should there be any information associated with the application which causes it to fall outside of the administrative guidelines established by the Board (i.e. criminal history, disciplinary history, incomplete application, etc.), processing times may be extended and/or Board review may be required. 

Applicants may check the status of their application via the "Online Services" section on the Board website or by calling the Board office @ (478) 207-2440 for information.

No. The Georgia Board of Podiatry Examiners does not provide for licensure by reciprocity.

No, however, there is a provision for a “limited” temporary license that may be issued to a Podiatrist from another state or country upon approval by the Board. Please refer to Board rule 500-3-.01.

The Board will accept address changes via written correspondence submitted to the Board office requesting the update (please include your license number on all correspondence), by faxing the request to 866-888-7127, or you may change your address online via the Online Services tab located on the home page of the Board website.

A name change request must be submitted in writing to the Board offices accompanied by the supporting legal documents initiating the name change.


  • ALL licenses will expire August 31st of the odd numbered years. You may renew online with a credit card at or call 478-207-2440 for a paper renewal form to be mailed to you.
  • Please refer to fee schedule available from the “Download Forms” link to the right side of this page.
  • Attain the required number of Continuing Education hours within the specified time frames. Please refer to Board rule 500-5-.01 for specific continuing education requirements.

ONLY if you are selected for a Continuing Education Hours Audit. A percentage of active licensees shall be selected randomly for a Continuing Education Audit by the Board. If you are chosen for an audit you will see specific instructions for you to follow when you submit your application on the online renewal site or if you receive a paper renewal form which indicates that you are selected for an audit. If a current, valid e-mail address has been provided to the Board office, an e-mail regarding your selection for an audit will be sent to you.

Only those podiatrists randomly selected for an audit are to submit proof of their continuing education hours to the Board office by fax to 866-888-7127 or by USPS mail to: 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, GA 31217-3858. Please include your name and license number on all correspondence to the Board.

Yes. Please refer to Board rule 500-4-.02 Inactive Status.

Georgia State Board of Podiatry Examiners

237 Coliseum Drive

Macon, GA 31217-3858

Customer Service Line:  478-207-2440

Fax:  866-888-1308



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