Certified Podiatric X-Ray Assistant Recertification Course
Certified Podiatric X-Ray Assistants licensed in Florida who are unable to 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, can earn their required continuing education contact hours (CECH) for the current biennium by taking the FPMA Podiatric X-Ray Assistant Recertification course and passing the course exam.
The Florida Podiatric Medical Association is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. The Florida Podiatric Medical Association has approved this activity for a maximum of 8.0 continuing education contact hours.
|FPMA is currently in the process of creating an online version of the FPMA Podiatric X-Ray Assistant Recertification course. A link to this course will be provided on this page once the course is available.|
- 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 and are not eligible to take the FPMA Podiatric X-Ray Assistant Recertification course for initial licensure.
- A new continuing education requirement for Podiatric Physicians AND Certified Podiatric X-Ray Assistants in Florida was implemented by the Florida Legislature. Podiatric Physicians and Certified Podiatric X-Ray Assistants must complete a one-hour board-approved course on Human Trafficking. Completion of this course is required by January 1, 2021. To find out more about this new requirement, click HERE.
- Certified Podiatric X-Ray Assistants may take the FPMA Podiatric X-Ray Assistant Recertification course for two consecutive bienniums. However, during the ensuing biennium (the third biennium), Certified Podiatric X-Ray Assistants must physically attend the Podiatric X-Ray Assistant program offered at one of FPMA's two annual conferences. After that, Certified Podiatric X-Ray Assistants may again take the FPMA Podiatric X-Ray Assistant Recertification Course for two consecutive bienniums followed by a live Podiatric X-Ray Assistant course.
- 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.