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When can I submit my cases to become Board Certified?
You can submit your cases anytime after you receive the results that you passed the written portion of the examination. You have up to one year to submit your primary care cases, and up to two years to submit your podiatric surgical cases. Case guidelines for each are further up on this page.
What is Board Eligible status?
Board Eligible indicates that a podiatrist successfully passed the written portion of the certification examination, but still needs to submit cases before the status of Board Certified is given. During this period, the podiatrist is not allowed to advertise they are Board Certified. Board eligibility is valid for one year after passing the Primary Care in Podiatric Medicine examination and valid for two years after passing the Podiatric Surgery examination. At this time, if cases are not submitted, the doctor is no longer Board Eligible, and would need to re-sit for the written examination to start the process over.
How do I apply for an examination?
On this page you can download the Handbook for Candidates which includes an application and consent form. Please read this handbook in full, as it answers many questions regarding eligibility, scheduling and examination, attainment of certification, content outline, etc. When you sign the application, you are attesting you have read and fully understand the contents of the handbook. An application must be complete in order to be eligible to sit for the examination. If you do not pass the examination, you may re-sit for the examination in the future by submitting a new application and paying the examination fee. There are NO refunds of fees.
What is the average passing rate for the examination?
Diabetic Foot Wounds: 89%
Primary Care in Podiatric Medicine: 78%
Foot and Ankle Surgery: 77%
Limb Preservation and Salvage: 89%
What do I need to bring with me for the examination?
You will be required to bring the eligibility notice from PTC, your confirmation from PSI/Lasergrade and a government issued photo ID. We do request you bring as little as possible with you to the testing site. The testing center may require you to leave your belongings in a locker or in your car.
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