Current Biennium Information


The Current Biennium runs from April 1, 2022 - March 31, 2024


Continuing Education Requirements (total of 40 required each biennium)

Podiatric Physicians initially licensed and renewing a license for the first time have different continuing education requirements.
For more information, go to the First Biennium Renewal for Podiatric Physicians page.

Required Subject AreaRequired Number of HoursImportant Information
General Hours34Scientific Hours
Laws and Rules1 
Medical Errors2 
Risk Management1 
Prescribing Controlled Substances2Legislation Update: HB17, which went into effect on July 1, 2021, authorizes the Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine to require ALL Florida licensed podiatric physicians (not just those registered with the DEA) to complete an approved 2-hour continuing education course on safe and effective prescribing of controlled substances as a part of the 40 hours of continuing professional education required for biennial licensure renewal.
Human Trafficking1Per s. 64B18-17.001(8), F.A.C., each licensee or certificate holder shall complete a 1-hour board-approved continuing education course on human trafficking. The one-time human trafficking course shall apply to all licensees and is required of new applicants in their first renewal biennium, as well as, of licensees renewing to active status if the course has not already been taken. The 1-hour course is included in the 36 total general hours required.

Additional Information Concerning Continuing Education

  • Licensees may complete up to three (3) hours of continuing education per biennium in the area of Practice Management.
  • Up to eight (8) hours per biennium is allowed for Home Study Courses.
  • Up to four (4) hours per year, total of eight (8) hours per biennium is allowed for Hospital Scientific Programs.
  • Up to four (4) hours per year, total of eight (8) hours per biennium is allowed for attending FPMA Component Meetings (attending an FPMA component meeting earns a MAXIMUM of 1.0 Scientific CECH per meeting).
  • For active licenses, up to ten (10) hours of pro bono service may be counted toward the required continuing education for the biennium in which the service was provided.
  • Find out about Ways to Earn CECH.
  • Course completions submitted to CE Broker are used to determine that licensees have met their continuing education requirements at the end of the effective license renewal period.

New MATE Training Requirement for DEA Licensure Renewal or New Applicants

On December 29, 2022, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 enacted a new one-time eight-hour training requirement for all Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)-registered practitioners on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders. Beginning on June 27, 2023, practitioners will be required to check a box on their online DEA registration form — regardless of whether a registrant is completing their initial registration application or renewing their registration — affirming that they have completed the new MATE (Medication Access and Training Expansion Act) requirement. The deadline for satisfying this new training requirement is the date of a practitioner’s next scheduled DEA registration submission — regardless of whether it is an initial registration or a renewal registration — on or after June 27, 2023. This one-time training requirement affirmation will not be a part of future registration renewals.

To access information about MATE training provided by Jason Winn, Esq., FPMA General Counsel, click HERE.

For additional information about MATE training, click HERE.

To access an APMA Alert concerning MATE training, click HERE.

  Additional Information Concerning Licensure
  • Current licenses expire at midnight, Eastern Time, on March 31, 2024.
  • Access information concerning Licensure Fees.
  • Access information about the License Renewal Process for Podiatric Physicians.
  • To ensure you receive your renewal notification from the Florida Department of Health (DOH), your current mailing address must be on file.
  • Failure to renew an active or inactive license by the expiration date will result in the license being placed in delinquent status.
  • Failure by a delinquent licensee to renew before the expiration of the current licensure cycle renders the license null and void without any further action by the board or the department.
  • A licensee who remains on inactive status for more than two consecutive biennial licensure cycles and who wishes to reactivate the license may be required to demonstrate the competency to resume active practice by sitting for a special purpose examination or by completing other reactivation requirements. Licensees requesting to reactivate their license from inactive or retired status are required to pay additional fees and comply with specific continuing education requirements. Please contact the board office at to request your reactivation requirements.