Department of Public Health


“Pedorthist” means a health care professional, specifically educated and trained in pedorthic patient care, who measures, designs, fabricates, fits, or services pedorthic devices and may assist in the formulation of the order and treatment plan of pedorthic devices for the support or correction of disabilities caused by neuromusculoskeletal diseases, injuries, or deformities.

Code Citation IC, Chapter 148F; 645 IAC 220-224

Who Applies Persons who are eligible to practice as pedorthists in Iowa.

When To Apply After all education and residency requirements for licensure have been met.

Initial Requirements Prospective licensees will need a high school diploma and verification of completion of an academic program accredited by (NCOPE) National Commission on Orthotic & Prosthetic Education. Prospective licensees will have to complete a clinical internship or work experience that has a minimum of 1000 hours of patient care experience. Prospective licensees will have to pass a national exam in pedorthics. IAC 645-221.3 allows for the (ABC) American Board for Certification or the (BOC) Board of Certification, International exam in pedorthics.

Duration 6 to 29 months for initial, 2 years for renewal.

Processing Time 30 days after submission of all required materials. Online license renewal in real time.

Fee Structure Initial License: Renewal:

Renewal Requirements

Exam Applicants must pass either the American Board of Certification exam in orthotics or the Board of Certification, International exam in pedorthics.

Additional Information Online applications may be made at : The Board of Podiatry home page can be accessed at:

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Bureau of Professional Licensure
Lucas Building
321 E 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319