X-Ray Assistant Recertification

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Podiatric X-Ray Assistant Recertification

  • Podiatric X-Ray Assistants are on the same biennial (two-year) renewal cycle as Podiatric Physicians in the State of Florida. The current biennium runs from April 1, 2024 - March 31, 2026. As such, current licenses expire at midnight, Eastern Time, on March 31, 2026.
  • During each biennium, Certified Podiatric X-Ray Assistants must obtain eight (8) hours of Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH), which includes a 6-hour X-Ray Assistant program offered by FPMA and a two-hour mandatory Medical Errors course.
  • Once a Certified Podiatric X-Ray Assistant has successfully completed the X-Ray Assistant program and Medical Errors course, it is their responsibility to renew their license by going to www.flhealthsource.gov and clicking the “Renew A License” button.
  • After a Podiatric X-Ray Assistant has renewed their license, please do not call FPMA regarding the issuance of the license. The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is the abiding entity that issues Certified Podiatric X-Ray Assistant licenses, which begin with "PXA". The contact phone number for the Florida Department of Health is (850) 245-4444.
  • If you have any questions concerning recertification/licensure, please 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 Podiatric X-Ray Assistant certification.
  • FPMA's role is to provide the course for recertification of Podiatric X-Ray Assistants and the course and exam for initial certification. FPMA is in no way involved in the Certified Podiatric X-Ray Assistant licensing process.
  • To ensure you receive your renewal notification from the Florida Department of Health (DOH), your current mailing address must be on file. For instructions on updating your address, click HERE.
  • 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.

Please Note:

  • FPMA has online courses available for Podiatric X-Ray Assistants on the CE Broker website. To access a list of available courses, click HERE. The online FPMA Podiatric X-Ray Assistant Recertification course is designed to prepare Podiatric X-Ray Assistants currently licensed in the state of Florida (licenses beginning with PXA) for recertification. Please note that this course is NOT available for INITIAL Podiatric X-Ray Assistant licensure; those seeking initial licensure are required to attend the X-Ray Assistant program in person during one of FPMA's two annual conferences in order to get initially licensed. X-Ray Assistants seeking recertification are also required to complete the 2-hour Medical Errors Course for Certified Podiatric X-Ray Assistants. Certified Podiatric X-Ray Assistants who have completed the FPMA online Podiatric X-Ray Assistant Recertification course can take the FPMA Medical Errors Course for Certified Podiatric X-Ray Assistants at no charge by using a coupon code. Simply contact the FPMA office at (850) 224-4085 and request the Podiatric X-Ray Assistant Medical Errors course coupon code.
  • Information about Human Trafficking Course Requirement: The Human Trafficking course is required of new Certified Podiatric X-Ray Assistant applicants in their first renewal biennium, as well as licensees renewing to active status if the course has not already been taken. Once a Certified Podiatric X-Ray Assistant has taken the Human Trafficking course, they have completed the course requirement and do not have to take the course again.
  • Access information concerning Licensure Fees.
  • Access information about the License Renewal Process for Certified Podiatric X-Ray Assistants.
  • If your PXA license was Delinquent before the renewal deadline, it will be moved to Null and Void status after the renewal deadline.
  • According to the Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine, "Licensees requesting to reactivate their license from inactive or retired status are required to pay additional fees and comply with specific continuing education requirements. Please contact the board office at info@floridaspodiatricmedicine.gov to request reactivation requirements." This means that if a Certified Podiatric X-Ray Assistant's license has expired and needs to be renewed, they need to contact the BOARD (not FPMA) to find out what steps they will need to take next.
  • "Basic X-Ray Machine Operators - Podiatric" who are 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 "Basic X-Ray Machine Operators - Podiatric" contact the Bureau of Radiation Control to obtain information regarding continuing education programs that are approved by the Bureau.