Apply for a Podiatrist License

How to Apply

If you would like to apply as a Podiatrist, it is required that you file with the Secretary of State and renew every two years on the odd-numbered years. Review the requirements and the step-by-step guide below. 

  • Licensure requires completing an application, get it signed and notarized, and pay the required fee.   
  • See specific instructions for application depending on license and application type. 
  • You must submit all the required documentation and fees in order to be considered for licensure. 
  • Renewal is completed online and is required by August 31st of the odd-numbered years. Late renewal period is September 1 to September 30 of the odd-numbered years. 
  • You must have an application with the board before you can be fingerprinted. You must pre-register for fingerprinting at https://www.aps.gemalto.com/ga/index.htm
  • Once Board staff verifies your application is on file, you will receive an email notification from the GBI/GAPS to report to your chosen fingerprint site. The Used Motor Vehicle Dealer/Parts Dealer applications have been updated to reflect this new information. 
  • You can apply for a Limited Temporary Permit if you are a podiatrist from another state or country and wish to practice while your Georgia license is processed. 

Select your application type to view instructions on how to apply:

Podiatrist Licensure Checklist

Limited Temporary Podiatrist Checklist

Reinstatement

Inactive Status

Reactivation

Renewal Checklist

After you Apply – What to Expect

  • Processing Time – Applications are generally processed within 15 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 have received a deficiency letter, your application processing period of 15 days restarts upon the Board receiving the 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    • Please note – Incomplete applications may be withdrawn if noted deficiencies are not satisfied within 60 days of said notification. If your application is withdrawn, you will be required to restart the application process to be considered for licensure, to include submission of all required documents and fees.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 reviewed by Board staff and may be reviewed by the Board at an upcoming Board Meeting. Applications must be complete at least 10 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 >>

Fees

Licensure application

$50

Renewal

$150

Late Renewal

$300

Reinstatement

$600

Limited temporary license

$50

Inactive status

No fee

Reactivation

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

Decorative wall certificate

$50

Duplicate pocket card

$25

Verification of licensure

$35

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 apply for licensure by Application/Examination. 

Reinstatement

If you have previously held this license before you must submit a reinstatement application and fee. 

Inactive Status

If you have never been licensed before in the state of Georgia apply for licensure by Application/Examination. 

Reactivation

If you have previously held an inactive status and would like to reactivate your license, apply for reactivation. 

Renewal Checklist

If you have previously held this license and need to renew in order 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: 

Once your checklist is completed, please create an account and upload all documents through the online portal.

To file by mail: 

Georgia Board of Podiatry 
237 Coliseum Drive 
Macon, Georgia 31217 

  • After renewing online or by mail, CHECK your license expiration date online to assure the renewal was completed. 
  • Please note, endorsement applications must be submitted by paper only. 
  • Please note, if you fail to apply for the renewal of your license before the deadline, a reinstatement application will be required. Reinstatement applications must be submitted by paper only.

Contact Georgia Board of Podiatry