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 Iowa Workforce Information NetworkNovember 27, 2015
License Title: Podiatrist

License Description: Podiatrists diagnose and treat diseases and deformities of the foot and ankle. They perform surgery, fit corrective devices, and prescribe drugs, physical therapy, and proper shoes. A variety of foot conditions are treated including: corns, bunions, bone spurs, calluses, ingrown toenails, skin and nail diseases, deformed toes, sprains and fractures. A licensed podiatric physician may administer local anesthesia. Conscious sedation may be administered in a hospital or an ambulatory surgical center.

Authorizing Statute: Code of Iowa, Chapter 149; Iowa Administrative Code 645, 219-225

Requirements for License: Applicants must graduate 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.

A licensed, practicing podiatrist from another state can receive an Iowa license Iowa requirements are met.

Forty hours of continuing education are required biennially for license renewal.

Application: $100
Duration: Two years
Renewal: $140
Exam: $900 (paid to the National Board of Podiatry Medical Examiners exam)

When:Applicants must take and pass Part III of the PMLexis of the National Board of Podiatry Medical Examiners exam (taken at the school of podiatry).
Where:(taken at the school of podiatry).

License Authority:
Board of Podiatry Examiners
Bureau of Professional Licensure
Iowa Department of Public Health
Lucas State Office Building
321 E 12th St
Des Moines IA 50319
Phone: 5152814422

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