Podiatric Physicians who are unable to attend the FPMA Science and Management Symposium (SAM) held in the Orlando, Florida area every year in January or the FPMA Summer Conference can earn some of their required CECH with home study courses.
When considering home study courses, please keep in mind the guidelines for CECH as established by the Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine:
Continuing Education Required for License Renewal: All licensees who seek to renew the active status of their licensure must demonstrate that they have completed, during the previous two years, at least forty (40) hours of continuing education, including the following categories:
NEW - Controlled Substances Requirement:
Any practitioner registered with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and authorized to prescribe controlled substances will be required to complete a 2-hour, board-approved course on prescribing controlled substances by January 31, 2019 and for each subsequent license renewal thereafter. The course provides 2 CS hours. Visit the "HB21 - Controlled Substances Issues" web page for more information. To access the online "Prescribing Controlled Substances" course, click HERE..
First Biennium Renewal: Podiatric physicians initially licensed in the biennium or within 24 months of initial licensure must attend one (1) full day at a Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine meeting at which disciplinary hearings are conducted as provided in subsection 64B18-17.005, Florida Administrative Code.
Podiatric physicians initially licensed and renewing a license for the first time are required to complete two (2) hours of Medical Errors and one (1) hour of HIV/AIDS.
Important Information: Statute relating to Initial Licensure and Relicensure in the State of Florida - This statute applies to both Licensed DPMs and Podiatric X-Ray Assistants and those individuals who wish to become licensed in the State of Florida:
Section 456.0635, Florida Statutes
Important Notice for Initial Licensure Applicants and Renewals:
Effective July 1, 2012, Section 456.0635, Florida Statutes, provides that health care boards or the department shall refuse to issue a license, certificate or registration and shall refuse to admit a candidate for examination if the applicant:
Any such conviction or plea shall exclude the applicant or candidate from licensure, examination, certification, or registration, unless the sentence and any subsequent period of probation for such conviction or plea ended:
NOTE: This section does not apply to candidates or applicants for initial licensure or certification who were enrolled in an educational or training program on or before July 1, 2009, which was recognized by a board or, if there is no board, recognized by the department, and who applied for licensure after July 1, 2012.