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    Licensing Information

    Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification

    License Renewals: For Full Active Licensees

    Limited License

    Full License

    Ethics Lecture and Jurisprudence Exam (Required for ALL Licensees.)

    PMLEXIS Eligibility

    Wall Certificates

    Maryland Controlled Dangerous Substance (MCDS) Permit

    Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners Permit to Dispense

    Corporate Name Application

    Universal Precautions

    Sales and Use Tax License

    Inactive Licensure


    Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification

    Effective March 22, 2010: Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification [Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professionals] is required for initial licensure and license renewals. CPR certification and/or recertification courses are approved for CME Category A Credit for up to 3 CME hours. CPR certification courses are available from: The American Red Cross, EMS Safety, The American Heart Association and The American Safety and Health Institute.

    License Renewals: For Full Active Licensees

    Renewals for active podiatry licenses will starts in mid October. The Board now provides and recommends the option of Online Renewal. Licenses that require a renewal application and plan to forego the online renewal option, must inquire about a hard copy renewal form from the Board Office at (410) 764 4785.

    License Renewal: Online

    Login Instructions:
    User Name: is your five digit license number
    Password: is the last four digits of your social security number


    Limited License

    A Limited License temporarily authorizes the licensee to practice podiatry under the supervision of a licensed podiatrist. While the license is effective, the limited licensee is restricted to patients of the health care facility or program that is named on the limited license. A limited license is issued for a term of one year and may be renewed annually.

    A Limited License is required of all podiatric residents. A podiatrist that holds a full Active License and pursues additional training in a residency program is required to hold a Limited License in addition to other licensure options. Podiatric residents rotating in doctor's offices or ASC as part of their residency program should provide a copy of their Limited License valid for the dates of the rotation.

    A Limited License is valid only for supervised training at an approved location as part of a residency program; this does not authorize the practice of podiatry outside of the residency program. Moonlighting, taking calls, or providing any type of weekend, holiday, or overnight coverage on a Limited License outside an approved residency program or an approved satellite facility is strictly prohibited.

    To qualify for a Limited License an applicant must meet the following criteria:

    1. Must have successfully completed podiatry college with a D.P.M. degree earned.
    2. Must have successfully completed the National Boards Part I & II.
    3. Must have an appointment for postgraduate clinical training in podiatry with a podiatric instructor in a Maryland State Health Care Facility approved by the Board
      Must have an appointment for postgraduate clinical training in podiatry with a podiatric instructor in an Out-of State Health Care Facility with an affiliation agreement with a Maryland State Health Care Facility approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education.

    Apply for a Limited License


    Full License

    A Full License authorizes the licensee to practice podiatry fully in the state of Maryland. A Full License runs on a two-year cycle and expires December 31st of every odd year.

    To qualify for a Full License an applicant must meet the following criteria:

    1. Must have successfully completed podiatry college with a D.P.M. degree earned.
    2. Must have successfully completed the National Boards Part I & II.
    3. Must have successfully completed the National Boards Part III - PMLEXIS Examination.
    4. Must have completed at least one year of postgraduate clinical training in podiatry.
      Must have at least 5 (five) consecutive years of podiatry practice.

    Apply for a Full License

    Please note that the Maryland Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners DOES NOT issue licenses based on Reciprocity


    Jurisprudence Examination and Ethics Lecture

    **Starting January 2006, the Board will now administer the Jurisprudence and Ethics Lecture Online. The Exam will be mailed to eligible licensees to be taken on an honor system.**


    The exam and lecture are requirements for ALL licensees in the state of Maryland. The exam focuses on the Maryland State Laws, Regulations as well as scope of practice issues.

    Access Ethics Lecture

    PMLEXIS Eligibility

    All PMLexis examination candidates, planning to sit for the exam in the State of Maryland must fulfill ONE of the following requirements:

            I.  Must be a podiatric resident in an approved residency program in the State of Maryland; and thus have a Maryland Limited License.


          II.  Must be in the process of applying for a full Maryland podiatric license. (Please note that the Board must have received at least 70% of required documents; this includes especially, the Application & Licensing fees, Official Transcript from Podiatry College and the Part I & II National Board scores).


    All out-of-state candidates that do not meet the above requirements must complete the Application for PMLexis Examination Eligibility to be credentialed to sit for the exam in the State of Maryland.

    Please be aware that it is the applicant's responsibility to return the completed application on time!

    Download Application for PMLEXIS Eligibility

    For a PMLEXIS Application Form; contact the Board office at (410) 764 4785.

    Wall Certificates

    Available For Full Active Licensees Only.

    The Board provides a courtesy wall certificate to all full active licensees.
    If you require multiple certificates for your offices: Please include a check in the amount of $25.00 payable to the Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners for each additional wall certificate request.

    Download Wall Certificate Request Form


    Maryland Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) Permit

    Are any controlled dangerous substances dispensed at your practice location to facilitate patient treatment?

    Article 27, Section 281(a), Annotated Code of Maryland requires every person who manufactures, distributes, prescribes or dispenses any controlled dangerous substance within the State to obtain a registration (Permit) to be issued by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene every two years.

    Please note that you must obtain both a DEA registration number specific for a Maryland practice location along with a Maryland CDS permit.

    Do you practice at more than one location?

    Article 27, Section 281(d), Annotated Code of Maryland requires that a separate registration (permit) be obtained for each principal place of business that manufactures, distributes, prescribes or dispenses controlled dangerous substances.

    Specific inquires regarding the Maryland CDS permit should be directed to Division of Drug Control, 4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215, Telephone number (410) 764-2890.
    For a DEA Number; call (410) 244 3591


    Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners Permit to Dispense

    Does your practice dispense prescription drugs?

    Section 16-205(a)(2), of the Maryland Podiatry Act, states 'After consulting with the State Board of Pharmacy, [the Board will] adopt rules and regulations regarding the dispensing of prescription drugs by a licensed podiatrist;' The Board utilizes the provisions of Title 10, Code of Maryland Regulations, § 10.13.01, Dispensing Prescription Drugs by a Licensee, in its review and as appropriate, issuance of the Maryland Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners Permit to Dispense.

    If your practice dispenses more than starter dosages, samples (for no charge), or more than just the administering of a prescription drug in the course of treating a patient, you should apply for a Dispensing Drug Permit.

    More on the >>Dispensing Permit

    Download Application for a Dispensing Drug Permit

    List of Approved CME courses for Drug Dispensing Permit Holders


    Universal Precautions

    If a podiatrist is engaged in the private practice of podiatry in Maryland, the podiatrist shall display the notice developed under §1-207 Article 16 of the Annotated Code of Maryland conspicuously in each office where the podiatrist is engaged in practice.

    For more Information, please visit the Board's FAQ


    Sales and Use Tax License

    Podiatrists who sell goods/products over-the-counter and also maintain an inventory of over $1000 are required to maintain a Sales and Use tax License.

    For more information on this topic, visit the Sales and Use Tax Website or contact by phone at 1 800-492-1751


    Inactive Licensure

    Please note that a podiatry license cannot be placed on Inactive Status until after the current licensing cycle. The licensing cycle ends on December 31 of every odd year.

    Practitioners desiring to be placed on Inactive Status are required to complete the application for Inactive licensure and have it notarized, as indicated on the form. A one-time fee of $150.00 must accompany the application. Checks should be made payable to the Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners. Podiatrists on Inactive Status are also subject to a subsequent $50.00 annual fee.

    Please note that, should you allow your license to lapse to Non-Renewed status either by choice or by failing to pay the annual fee of $50.00, you will be required to reapply for a Maryland podiatric license as a new licensee. This process includes any new application requirements implemented by the Board including taking the National Boards Part III Examination also known as the PMLexis. This requirement may be of particular importance to you if you never took the PMLexis exam when obtaining your original Maryland podiatry license.

    In order to reinstate your Maryland podiatric license from Inactive to Active status, a licensee is required to submit documentation of having met the continuing education requirements (25 CME's per year) equal to those required for the period during which the individual has not held an active Maryland podiatric license, provided that these requirements do not exceed 125 hours. The fee for reinstatement is $300.00 in addition to the renewal fee of $1,050.00. Please see the Maryland Podiatry Act: §16-308

    Download Application for Inactive Licensure