Podiatric X-Ray Assistant Recertification
- Podiatric X-Ray Assistants are issued a license beginning with a "PXA" prefix by the Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine.
- Podiatric X-Ray Assistants are on the same biennial (two-year) renewal cycle as Podiatric Physicians. During each biennium, Certified Podiatric X-Ray Assistants must obtain eight (8) hours of continuing education contact hours (CECH), which includes a two-hour mandatory Medical Errors course.
- The Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine mails out renewal applications to both Podiatric Physicians and Certified Podiatric X-Ray Assistants during the months of November and December, prior to the end of each biennium. As such, Certified Podiatric X-Ray Assistants need to make sure the Florida Department of Health has their current address. The contact number for the Florida Department of Health is (850) 245-4444.
- If you have any questions concerning recertification/licensure, contact the Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine Customer Contact Center at (850) 488-0595. Please do not call FPMA. The Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine is the entity that issues this certification; FPMA's role is to provide the course for recertification and the course and exam for initial certification (upon passing, names are certified to the Florida Department of Health).
- See the Useful Links section on this page to access additional information concerning Certified Podiatric X-Ray Assistant relicensure in the State of Florida.
Certified Podiatric X-Ray Assistants licensed in Florida can attend the Podiatric X-Ray Assistant Program during the FPMA Science and Management Symposium (SAM) held in the Orlando, Florida area every year in January, or the FPMA Summer Conference, in order to earn required CECH for relicensure during the current biennium.
The Florida Podiatric Medical Association is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine.
- X-Ray Assistants who seek initial licensure are required to attend the Podiatric X-Ray Assistant Program during one of FPMA's annual conferences prior to the end of the biennium in order to obtain their initial licensure.
- X-Ray Assistants certified by the Bureau of Radiation Control cannot take the FPMA Podiatric X-Ray Assistant Recertification course to obtain CECH. It is recommended that these X-Ray Assistants contact the Bureau to obtain information regarding continuing education programs that are approved by the Bureau.