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Podiatrists diagnose and treat ailments of the human foot and ankle. A licensed podiatric physician may administer local anesthesia.

Code Citation IC, Chapter 149; 645 IAC 220-224

Who Applies Person\'s who are eligible to practice as podiatric physicians in Iowa.

When To Apply After all educational requirements for licensure have been met.

Initial Requirements Graduation from an accredited school of podiatry approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) of the American Podiatric Medical Association and pass Part III (PMLexis) of the National Board of Podiatry Medical Examiners exam.

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: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/ACO/chapter/645.5.pdf Renewal: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/ACO/chapter/645.5.pdf

Renewal Requirements http://idph.iowa.gov/Licensure/Iowa-Board-of-Podiatry/Continuing-Education

Exam Applicants must pass Part III of the national board examination.

Additional Information Online applications may be made at: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/Licensure/Iowa-Board-of-Podiatry The Board of Podiatry home page can be accessed at: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/Licensure/Iowa-Board-of-Podiatry

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321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319