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In order to renew your license to practice podiatry in Indiana you are required to have completed no less than fifteen (15) hours of continuing podiatric medical education each licensure year. The Board is currently on a two (2) year renewal cycle. The continuing education must have been completed during the renewal period that begins July 1, 2013 and ends June 30, 2015. In addition, all continuing education programs must be sponsored, accredited or approved by any of the organizations listed in 845 IAC 1-5-3.

Please review the following rules carefully, as they will help clarify the above requirements. Please note that there are some circumstances in which the above requirements may not apply. Further explanation of this may be found in the following rules.

ATTENTION NEW LICENSEES

If you received your initial license between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014, then you are only required to have completed fifteen (15) hours of continuing podiatric medical education for this renewal period in order to renew your license.

If you received your initial license after July 1, 2014, then you are not required to have completed any hours of continuing podiatric medical education for this renewal period in order to renew your license.

THE FOLLOWING IS NOT AN OFFICIAL VERSION OF THE INDIANA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE.
IT WAS PREPARED BY THE PROFESSIONAL LICENSING AGENCY.

845 IAC 1-5-1 Credit hours required
Authority: IC 25-29-2-11
Affected: IC 25-29-6-4

Sec. 1. (a) A licensee who renews a license as a podiatrist shall complete no less than thirty (30) hours of continuing podiatric medical education in courses or programs approved by any of the approved sponsors found in 845 IAC 1-5-3 in each two (2) year renewal period.
(b) A podiatrist is not required to complete continuing education requirements for the year in which the initial license is issued.
(c) Continuing podiatric medical education acquired in any area other than podiatric medicine will not be accepted.
(d) Continuing education credit units or clock hours must be obtained within the renewal period and may not be carried over from one (1) licensure period to another.
(e) The continuing education requirement shall not be increased or decreased until this section is duly amended and all licensees are notified in writing at the date of their license renewal that the subsequent renewal will require an increased or decreased number of hours. (Board of Podiatric Medicine; 845 IAC 1-5-1; filed Apr 12, 1984, 8:28 a.m.: 7 IR 1531; filed Aug 5, 1987, 4:30 p.m.: 10 IR 2725; filed Dec 8, 1994, 5:08 p.m.: 18 IR 1283) NOTE: Transferred from the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana (844 IAC 8-5-1) to the Board of Podiatric Medicine (845 IAC 1-5-1) by P.L.33-1993, SECTION 76, effective July 1, 1993.

845 IAC 1-5-2 Reporting credit (Repealed)
Authority: IC 25-29-2-11
Affected: IC 25-29-6-4

Sec. 2. (a) Continuing education shall be submitted at the time of license renewal on a form provided by the bureau.
(b) It is the responsibility of the licensee to notify the bureau of courses completed to meet the continuing education requirements of IC 25-29-6-4(9) and this rule.
(c) It is the responsibility of the licensee to verify that courses attended have been approved by the board. Without approval as provided in section 3 of this rule, credit will not be given. (Board of Podiatric Medicine; 845 IAC 1-5-2; filed Apr 12, 1984, 8:28 a.m.: 7 IR 1531; filed Aug 5, 1987, 4:30 p.m.: 10 IR 2725; filed Dec 8, 1994, 5:08 p.m.: 18 IR 1284) NOTE: Transferred from the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana (844 IAC 8-5-2) to the Board of Podiatric Medicine (845 IAC 1-5-2) by P.L.33-1993, SECTION 76, effective July 1, 1993.

845 IAC 1-5-3 Approval of continuing education programs
Authority: IC 25-29-2-11
Affected: IC 25-29-6-4
Sec. 3. To receive credit for continuing education programs, the program must be sponsored, accredited, or approved by any of the following organizations:
(1) American Association of Podiatric Physicians and Surgeons.
(2) American Medical Association (programs related to podiatric medicine).
(3) American Society of Podiatric Dermatology.
(4) American Society of Podiatric Medicine.
(5) Council on Podiatric Medical Education.
(6) A national, regional, state, district, or local organization that operates as an affiliated entity under the approval of any organizations listed in subdivisions (1) through (5).
(7) Any of the colleges of podiatric medicine accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education.
(8) A federal, state, or local government agency that coordinates or presents continuing education programs related to podiatric medicine.

(Board of Podiatric Medicine; 845 IAC 1-5-3; filed Apr 12, 1984, 8:28 a.m.: 7 IR 1531; filed Aug 5, 1987, 4:30 p.m.: 10 IR 2726; filed Dec 8, 1994, 5:08 p.m.: 18 IR 1284) NOTE: Transferred from the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana (844 IAC 8-5-3) to the Board of Podiatric Medicine (845 IAC 1-5-3) by P.L.33-1993, SECTION 76, effective July 1, 1993.