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    Continuing Education: The Board’s Continuing Education requirements have been modified for this renewal cycle of 2022-2023, based on the recognized hardship and safety issues ensued by the COVID-19 pandemic
    A licensee shall complete not less than 50 credit hours of continuing education accrued during the 2-year period from December 1, 2019 through December 1, 2021. 

    ALL 50 CME credit hours may be obtained in-person or online, including the 3 CME credits awarded for CPR for a current non-lapsing certification, however, 25 CME obtained credits must be directly related to the practice of podiatric medicine.

    All course work submitted to the Board must be pre-approved by the Board. The Board may not accept a submission for continuing education credit of less than half an hour duration.

    Licensees must complete the enclosed “Statement of Continuing Education Courses Completed for License Renewal” form.  You need only list the name of the course, the sponsor and location, the date completed, and the number of credit hours. Only Board approved CPR certification sponsors could be listed for the mandated CPR/BLS certification. For this licensure period only, the hands-on skill set for the CPR recertification may be waived, if the course if obtained online. Do not submit course completion certificates.  Licensees selected for a continuing education audit will be identified or notified for such.

    Not all courses and programs are accepted by the Board.  The course or program must be designed to enhance the licensee’s clinical knowledge and ability to treat podiatric patients and it must be offered by a Board approved sponsor. Board approved sponsors sometimes offer courses that are not clinically related and may claim the course is Board approved though it may not be approved.
    It is your responsibility to ensure that the course qualifies for continuing education credit.  If you have questions about whether a course will meet the continuing education requirements, please contact the Board via email at Elizabeth.Kohlhepp@maryland.gov, or Eva.Schwartz@maryland.gov.  Please also remember that a licensee must maintain accurate records of continuing education courses or programs for the preceding 5 years, and must make the records available to the Board or its representatives upon request.


    Continuing education for license renewal is governed by the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 10.40.02.