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A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM) who is a licensed health care professional who diagnoses, treats, operates and prescribes for any disease, injury, deformity, or other condition of the foot.

Licensing Requirements:

A New York licensed podiatrist has completed an approved four-year program of podiatric medical education and received the doctor of podiatric medicine (D.P.M.) degree. Most applicants admitted to podiatric medical school have completed a minimum of a bachelor's degree. In addition, one year of post-graduate training in an approved residency program must be completed to qualify for licensure.

New York licensed podiatrists have also passed comprehensive licensing examinations approved by the State Education Department. In addition, practicing podiatrists must satisfy annual continuing professional education requirements.


The fee for licensure and first registration is $377.
The fee for a limited permit is $105 and $50 for a renewal (the limited permit fee is not refundable).
The fee for a limited residency permit is $105 and $50 for each renewal (the limited permit fee is not refundable).

Licenses Issued and Active:

In 2018, there were 75 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2019, there were 73 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2020, there were 79 licenses issued for this occupation.

As of January 1, 2021, there were 2,118 active licenses for this occupation.

Licensing Authority:

New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
State Board for Podiatry
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
Phone: (518) 474-3817, Press 1 then ext. 180 (voice)
Fax: (518) 474-6375
E-mail: [email protected]

Standard Occupational Classification:

29-1081 - Podiatrists
To learn more about this occupation search the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).

Additional Information:

American Podiatric Medical Association
9310 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-1698
Phone: (301) 571-9200
E-mail: [email protected]


Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 2/8/21.

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