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 Area||Required Number of Hours||Important Information|
|General Hours||34||Scientific Hours|
|Laws and Rules||1|
|Prescribing Controlled Substances||2||Legislation 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 Trafficking||1||Per 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
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.