Podiatrist CME Requirements


Successful completion of a minimum of 50 hours of continuing podiatric education satisfactory to the Board during the preceding two year period is required for the biennial renewal of a podiatric license.  Beginning July 1, 2008, at least thirty (30) hours of the hours must be related to the podiatrist's area or areas of specialty.

Continuing podiatric education satisfactory to the Board means:

A. Take continuing podiatric education approved by the council on podiatric medical education, or

B. Take continuing podiatric education given under the auspices of the podiatry colleges in the United States, or

C. Take continuing medical education designated as Category I by the american medical association or the academy of family physicians.

D. Take continuing podiatric education given under the auspices of the West Virginia podiatric medical association.

E. Teach podiatric education courses or lectures in podiatry taught to podiatric students, residents, or licensed podiatrists, or serve as a preceptor to podiatric students or residents: Provided, that a podiatrist may not count more than twenty hours in this category toward the required fifty hours of podiatric education.

F. Beginning May 1, 2014, unless a podiatrist has completed and timely provided to the Board a Board-developed certification waiver form attesting that he or she has not prescribed, administered, or dispensed a controlled substance during the entire previous reporting period, every podiatrist as a prerequisite to license renewal shall complete a minimum of three hours of drug diversion training and best practice prescribing of controlled substances training during the previous reporting period. Said three hours shall be part of the fifty total hours of continuing education required and not three additional hours.

THERE ARE NO OTHER TYPES OR CATEGORIES OF CONTINUING PODIATRIC EDUCATION SATISFACTORY TO THE BOARD.