IMPORTANT UPDATE: As part of the response efforts to the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), Governor Ron DeSantis extended the licensure renewal expiration date until May 31, 2020 for any health care practitioner with licensure renewal deadlines between March 21 and April 30, 2020.
This includes Podiatric Physicians and Podiatric X-Ray Assistants.
Therefore, the current licensure renewal expiration date (March 31, 2020) has now been extended to May 31, 2020.
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 continuing education contact hours (CECH) by successfully completing individual FPMA mandatory courses.
The Florida Podiatric Medical Association is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. FPMA offers the following two CECH courses for Podiatric Physicians:
|Click HERE to access the FPMA Podiatric Physician Course application form.|
When considering CE courses, please keep in mind the guidelines for CECH as established by the Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine: Podiatric Physicians can take up to eight (8) hours of home study courses for credit per biennium.
UPDATE: The Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine, by emergency rule, has waived the restriction regarding the number of hours of home study continuing education credits that can be counted toward the biennial licensure renewal of podiatric physicians. The Board finds that these actions are a measured regulatory approach that helps to protect the patients of podiatric physicians and the physicians themselves from exposure to COVID-19. Podiatric physicians are still required to obtain the same number of continuing education credits, but are allowed to do so in a format that mitigates the threat of exposure to COVID-19 for them and their patients.