Apply for a Podiatrist License

How To Apply

After you Apply – What to Expect

  • Processing Time – Applications are generally processed within 20 business days of receipt, excluding weekends and holidays. Applications are individually evaluated by the Board in order of date received, and processing times can vary based on individual circumstances and volume. 
    • If you receive a deficiency letter, your 20 business day count restarts when the Board receives your correct and complete documentation.
    • Please Note – Incomplete applications may be withdrawn if noted deficiencies are not satisfied within 60 days of said notification. If your application is withdrawn, you will be required to restart the application process to be considered for licensure, to include submission of all required documents and fees. 
    • Completed applications will be initially reviewed by Board staff and may be reviewed by the Board at an upcoming Board Meeting. Applications must be complete and received at least 15 days prior to a Board Meeting to be added to that meeting’s agenda. Otherwise, the application will be reviewed at the next Board meeting.
  • Check Application Status >>
  • Keep Your Contact Info Up to Date
    • Be sure the email address you include for yourself on your application is correct and current. Email is the primary means of communication for the Board. 
    • Additionally, it is important for applicants/licensees to update their email address with the Board just as they would update their physical and mailing addresses.
  • Wait For It
    • You may not legally perform services until you hold an active license.

Disability Accommodations

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA Public Law 101-336), the Professional Licensing Boards Division provides for reasonable accommodations by designated vendors for exam candidates with disabilities that may interfere with their performance on a Licensure Examination.  

Applicants may request an accommodation under the American with Disabilities Act by submitting an application and all supporting documentation to the respective Board and/or a designated vendor as instructed on this form >>

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans, military service members, transitioning service members and military spouses of the armed forces of the United States, including the National Guard, may be eligible for exam point credits and/or expedited application processes. See program information here >>

  • If you are claiming veteran’s preference points, you must enclose a copy of your DD-214 form, showing that you served during a period of conflict or war for a minimum of 90 days. Contact the VA to request make a DD-214 Request >>


Licensure application




Late Renewal




Limited temporary license


Inactive status

No fee


Varies. The fee is $150 x Number of renewal cycles missed while on inactive status.

Decorative wall certificate


Duplicate pocket card


Verification of licensure


Processing Fees - Effective 3/15/2022

  • Online processing fee: $5.00
  • Mail-In processing fee: $10.00

Podiatrist Licensure Checklist

If you have never been licensed before and have completed the requirements including passing your exam, apply for licensure by examination.

Limited Temporary Podiatrist Checklist

If you have never been licensed before in the state of Georgia and you must practice in Georgia for 12 months of less to advance your medical education, you are eligible to apply for a Limited Temporary License.


A reinstatement application must be completed by individuals who have held a podiatry license before in Georgia and it is now lapsed, expired, or revoked.

Inactive Status

If you want to cease practicing podiatry in Georgia temporarily, you may be eligible to apply for Inactive Status.


If you have previously held an inactive status and meet the requirements to reactivate your license, apply for reactivation.

Renewal Checklist

If you have previously held this license and need to renew it to keep your license up to date, apply for licensure renewal before August 31st of the year it expires to avoid late fees.

How to File

To file online: 

Navigate to GOALS to register and login to the license portal >>

To file by mail: 

Please contact us to request a mail-in application.

Contact Georgia Board of Podiatry