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Please refer to the Board rules available on the website, www.sos.ga.gov/plb/podiatry for all the information regarding licensure as a Podiatrist in Georgia. In general, the requirements are as follows:
*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: http://www.nbpme.info
Please visit the home page of Board's website at http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/41 to locate the link to the current fee schedule information.
Application processing may take up to twenty-five (25) business days from the receipt of the 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 at:www.sos.ga.gov/plb.
A name change request must be submitted in writing to the Board offices accompanied by the supporting legal documents initiating the name change.
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. You
will see specific instructions to follow if you are chosen for an audit on the
online renewal site, or, by mail if you request a paper renewal form and 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
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.