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Texas State Board of
Podiatric Medical Examiners

Physical Address: 333 Guadalupe, Suite #2-320; Austin, Texas 78701
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12216; Austin, Texas 78711
Phone: (512)-305-7000
Facsimile: (512)-305-7003
www.tsbpme.texas.gov

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State Jurisprudence Licensing Examination:

To request an application (for any type):

  1. Contact staff at the following: 1) Christine.Riffe@tsbpme.texas.gov, 512-305-7005 or 2) Veronica.Coronado@tsbpme.texas.gov, 512-305-7002.

  2. You must provide staff with your Full Name, Mailing Address and Telephone Number.

  3. Applications may only be obtained upon request to the Board; they are not available on this website. Applications will be mailed to the requestor and will not be e-mailed nor faxed.

  4. Licensing Notice for Military Service Members/Veterans & Military Spouses: Please visit the Board's "Veterans" webpage to obtain additional information for Texas Veterans & Military Service Members/Veterans & Military Spouses.

Jurisprudence Exam Dates & Application Deadlines:

   Exam Date      Application Deadline  Room Location  Report Time
July 17, 2017 May 17, 2017 #2-225 1:00 pm
October 16, 2017 August 16, 2017 TDLR 1:00 pm
▪ March 5, 2018 January 5, 2018 TDLR 1:00 pm
▪ July 16, 2018 May 16, 2018 TDLR 1:00 pm
October 15, 2018 August 15, 2018 TDLR 1:00 pm
▪ March 4, 2019 January 4, 2019 TDLR 1:00 pm
▪ July 15, 2019 May 15, 2019 TDLR 1:00 pm
October 14, 2019 August 14, 2019 TDLR 1:00 pm

 


Standing Application & Examination Policies:

The Board sets forth the following policies which when followed by the applicant will result in assisting staff with proper processing of your application. Submission of an application or applicant appearance at the exam site will constitute an agreement to the terms of these policies.

  1. The filing of an application and tendering of fees does not in any way obligate the Board to admit the applicant to examination or issue a license until such time the applicant has been approved as meeting all requirements for licensure set forth in the Board's laws and rules.
  2. No examination fee will be refunded.
  3. The deadline for application submissions will be 60 (sixty) days prior to the examination date to allow for state/federal criminal history checks. Once tendered, all fees are non-refundable. Receipt of insufficient funds or improper fee payment will result in the rejection of your application in its entirety.
  4. Applicants must carefully review their application to ensure accuracy/completion prior to submission to avoid processing delays. This is the applicant's responsibility! As a degreed professional, you are submitting an application (government document) for a podiatric medical license (professional license).
  5. Upon the application deadline, only approved applicants will receive a letter of notification of the status of your application and any deficient items, to include the ability to view "Current Candidate Status" online (below).
  6. Unnecessary calls to the Board (prior to the application deadline) will delay processing of your application as such calls take time away from processing all applications; responses to such calls will be limited or restricted. Agency staff will not address the status of an application with a person other than the applicant himself/herself.
  7. Submitting application materials via certified/return-receipt mail will provide the applicant with confirmation of materials received by the Board. It is recommended that applicants maintain their own records or a log of materials submitted to the Board. This will assist staff in the event submitted materials are not received or are pending mail delivery/transit. Mailing delays do occur due to location of city, holiday schedules, address errors or even weather/disaster phenomena, etc. Applicants requesting information to be submitted to the Board from third parties should follow through with the third party directly within 10-business days to ensure the information was sent to the Board.
  8. Incomplete, improper or deficient applications are subject to return/rejection/denial; which includes prohibiting the applicant from sitting for the examination. The application process will not begin until the Board receives your application that is to be completed by you. Since your application is dependent upon the Board receiving information/documentation from multiple sources, it is imperative that you provide complete information and responsiveness to all application questions. Failure to provide complete information, omissions and discrepancies will result in processing delays to include full Board review at the next regularly scheduled Board Meeting. Subsequent changes to your application responses require a written/signed statement from the applicant affirming the changes with an explanation of errors/corrections/supplements/etc. Applicants will be required to clarify any submissions/responses should third-party source verification yield discrepancies.
  9. Applicants may not substitute a different document for the ones requested/required by the Board.
  10. Furthermore, applicants should not assume that an exception will be made or that a requirement will be waived; non-compliance with the application process as stipulated by the Board is not a waiver/exception to meeting all requisites. Applicants who have made commitments on loans/finances, practice start dates, home/business purchases/contracts, airline tickets, etc. prior to notification that a license has been issued can not use those commitments as a waiver/exception of meeting all license requirements.
  11. Applicants who have furnished false information to the Board or who are alleged to be in violation of the Board's laws and rules will be investigated. Such applicants are subject to refusal for admittance to the examination and denial of licensure; Board disciplinary action.
  12. Applicants permitted to take the examination are subject to the laws and rules of the Board and to the following conditions. The Board reserves the right to refuse an applicant admittance to the exam if other information comes to our attention prior to the examination date that necessitates barring the applicant from the examination. Furthermore, admittance to the examination is not intended and shall not be construed to imply or constitute a finding of the Board regarding the applicant’s fitness to sit for the examination nor as an approval of an application for license after the examination, regardless of the applicant’s performance on the exam. 
  13. Applications are valid for 1 (one) year from the date of submission.
  14. If the applicant can not be present for their scheduled examination, he/she must notify the Board in writing prior to the examination to carry forward the application and fee to the next examination date. Failure to notify the Board in advance will result in the initial fee not being carried forward and re-submission of application fee.
  15. An applicant who fails to appear for examination without prior notice to the Board and who wishes to appear for future examination with a fee waiver, may be excused for illness, death in the immediate family, disabling traffic accident, court appearance, jury duty, military duty or other extenuating circumstances beyond the control of the applicant. The applicant must submit to the Board a sworn/notarized affidavit stating the reasons for failure to appear. The applicant may also include any supporting documentation.
  16. Applications which have been held over from prior examination filings may be required to have certain information current (e.g. Main Application; Certification Letters from other states; Current CPR; Current Photo; NPDB Self Query Report and supporting Affidavit; FBI/DPS Fingerprint Cards; Fee or any other items that may be required at the time of application). Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis on which materials are to be re-submitted.
  17. Applicants who abide by these policies, cooperate and remain compliant with the application process should experience no unnecessary delays/complications.

Examination Study Materials:

  1. Applicants will be tested on the entire "Texas Occupations Code - Chapter 202" (Board Statute) and "Texas Administrative Code - Title 22 / Part 18" (Board Rules). This inclusive study guide can be navigated by opening bookmarks.
"TSBPME Statute & Rules Study Packet" [PDF Document] (Document Updated on 06/17/2017 @ 10:00 pm)
  1. Although the entire Podiatric Medical Practice Act ("Texas Occupations Code - Chapter 202"), the Board Rules ("Texas Administrative Code - Title 22 / Part 18")and related other State/Federal Laws/Rules are quite extensive, from a "complaint" prevention perspective, it would be in a licensee’s best interest to also be aware of the following "Board Statute & Rules Regulatory Hi-Lites" (not an inclusive study guide).
"Board Statute & Rules Regulatory Hi-Lites" [PDF Document] (Document Updated on 06/17/2017 @ 10:00 pm)

License Activation Policies:

  1. Upon successfully passing the examination, an applicant is given a "New" designation and then shall submit an "Activation" fee for an "Active" license (i.e. registration for the remainder of the current year) in order to lawfully practice podiatric medicine in the State of Texas. Practice without activating a license is a CRIMINAL ACT in violation of Texas Occupations Code §202.605 "General Criminal Penalty: Practice Without License."
  2. If a "New" license is not activated within one year of examination date, the license will be "Cancelled." The applicant is then required to re-submit the entire application and applicable fees for licensure which includes re-taking the examination.
  3. Applicants who have "Activated" their "New" license may verify/search the status of their license HERE.
  4. Note: Please click on the highlighted link to obtain (state/federal) "Student Loan Default" information. Licensees must meet and pay all Student Loan obligations; failure to do so will result in investigation/disciplinary action of your license.
  5. Note: Please click on the highlighted link to obtain "Child Support Default/Delinquency" information. Licensees must meet and pay all Child Support obligations; failure to do so will result in investigation/disciplinary action of your license.

FY 2016-2017 "New" License Activation - Fee Table (TOC §202.301 & TOC §101.307) - Effective 09/01/2015 - 08/31/2017:

October Exam - (Full Year Activation & Renewal - 12 Months - Full Cycle)

  • Note: Full-Time Active Duty U.S. Military DPM's are NOT charged the Activation Fee pursuant to Texas Occupations Code §202.304. When submitting the Activation Form, be sure to submit: 1) Your current Military Orders and 2) A copy of your Military I.D. Note (10/29/2015): Due to recently identified issues to ensure that this Active Duty U.S. Military privilege is not exploited, all required documentation must be submitted in order to qualify for the fee waiver. Military Orders must be on Official U.S. Government Letterhead. This "Military/Exempt" status is intended ONLY for Full-Time Active Duty U.S. Military Personnel or U.S. Military Reservists whose Unit is Activated engaged in service at a U.S. Military Installation/Facility. If the "Military/Exempt" license holder is practicing outside a U.S. Military Installation/Facility in any civilian capacity and/or is no longer on Active Duty, then he/she must notify the Board of the same in writing and pay the required annual license renewal fee to then be placed in regular "Active" license holder status which removes the "Military/Exempt" status (i.e. fee waiver). Civilian license holders are not eligible for this Active Duty U.S. Military fee waiver.

  • $534.00. 30-day Activation Period without Penalty = November 1 @ 12:00 a.m. - December 1 @ 11:59 p.m. (Note: This $534.00 Activation Fee pays the license through November 1 @ 11:59 p.m. of the following year.)

  • However, if this $534.00 Activation Fee is not paid by December 1 @ 11:59 p.m. (i.e. 30-day Activation period from November 1 @ 12:00 a.m.), the Activation Fee will increase to include the "Phase 1" Regular Renewal Penalty of $257.00 from December 2 @ 12:00 a.m. through February 1 @ 11:59 p.m. (i.e. the Activation Fee + 1 Regular Renewal "Phase 1" Penalty increases total Activation due of $791.00). (Note: This $791.00 Activation Fee + 1 Regular Renewal "Phase 1" Penalty pays the license through November 1 @ 11:59 p.m. of the following/same year.)

  • If Activation Fee + 1 Regular Renewal "Phase 1" Penalty not paid by February 1 @ 11:59 p.m., an additional "Phase 2" Regular Renewal Penalty of $257.00 from February 2 @ 12:00 a.m. is added to $791.00 for a total Activation Fee of $1,048.00 due by August 31 @ 11:59 p.m. (Note: This $1,048.00 Activation Fee + 2 Regular Renewal "Phase 1" & "Phase 2" Penalties pays the license through November 1 @ 11:59 p.m. of the same year.)

  • Beginning on September 1 @ 12:00 a.m., the regular Annual Renewal Fee of $530.00 for the NEXT YEAR is also applied/added.

  • If this October Exam "New" license is not "Activated" by August 31 @ 11:59 p.m. & not "Renewed" by November 1 @ 11:59 p.m. (full one-year cycle), the license will be "Cancelled."

March Exam - (Partial Year Activation & Renewal - 7 Months - Prorated)

  • Note: Full-Time Active Duty U.S. Military DPM's are NOT charged the Activation Fee pursuant to Texas Occupations Code §202.304. When submitting the Activation Form, be sure to submit: 1) Your current Military Orders and 2) A copy of your Military I.D. Note (10/29/2015): Due to recently identified issues to ensure that this Active Duty U.S. Military privilege is not exploited, all required documentation must be submitted in order to qualify for the fee waiver. Military Orders must be on Official U.S. Government Letterhead. This "Military/Exempt" status is intended ONLY for Full-Time Active Duty U.S. Military Personnel or U.S. Military Reservists whose Unit is Activated engaged in service at a U.S. Military Installation/Facility. If the "Military/Exempt" license holder is practicing outside a U.S. Military Installation/Facility in any civilian capacity and/or is no longer on Active Duty, then he/she must notify the Board of the same in writing and pay the required annual license renewal fee to then be placed in regular "Active" license holder status which removes the "Military/Exempt" status (i.e. fee waiver). Civilian license holders are not eligible for this Active Duty U.S. Military fee waiver.

  • $320.00. 30-day Activation Period without Penalty = April 1 @ 12:00 a.m. - May 1 @ 11:59 p.m. (Note: This $320.00 Activation Fee pays the license through November 1 @ 11:59 p.m. of the same year.)

  • However, if this $320.00 Activation Fee is not paid by May 1 @ 11:59 p.m. (i.e. 30-day Activation period from April 1 @ 12:00 a.m.), the Activation Fee will increase to include the "Phase 1" Regular Penalty of $257.00 from May 2 @ 12:00 a.m. through August 31 @ 11:59 p.m. (i.e. the Activation Fee + 1 Regular "Phase 1" Renewal Penalty increases total Activation Fee due of $577.00). (Note: This $577.00 Activation Fee + 1 Regular "Phase 1" Renewal Penalty pays the license through November 1 @ 11:59 p.m. of the same year.) 

  • Beginning on September 1 @ 12:00 a.m., the regular Annual Renewal Fee of $530.00 for the NEXT YEAR is also applied/added.

  • If this March Exam "New" license is not "Activated" by August 31 @ 11:59 p.m. & not "Renewed" by November 1 @ 11:59 p.m. (of the same year), the license will accrue additional "Phase 1" & "Phase 2" "Delinquent" Renewal Penalty Fees for the next year before being "Cancelled" at midnight at the one-year point of the (March) exam date.

July Exam - (Partial Year Activation & Renewal - 3 Months - Prorated)

  • Note: Full-Time Active Duty U.S. Military DPM's are NOT charged the Activation Fee pursuant to Texas Occupations Code §202.304. When submitting the Activation Form, be sure to submit: 1) Your current Military Orders and 2) A copy of your Military I.D. Note (10/29/2015): Due to recently identified issues to ensure that this Active Duty U.S. Military privilege is not exploited, all required documentation must be submitted in order to qualify for the fee waiver. Military Orders must be on Official U.S. Government Letterhead. This "Military/Exempt" status is intended ONLY for Full-Time Active Duty U.S. Military Personnel or U.S. Military Reservists whose Unit is Activated engaged in service at a U.S. Military Installation/Facility. If the "Military/Exempt" license holder is practicing outside a U.S. Military Installation/Facility in any civilian capacity and/or is no longer on Active Duty, then he/she must notify the Board of the same in writing and pay the required annual license renewal fee to then be placed in regular "Active" license holder status which removes the "Military/Exempt" status (i.e. fee waiver). Civilian license holders are not eligible for this Active Duty U.S. Military fee waiver.

  • $148.00. 30-day Activation Period without Penalty = August 1 @ 12:00 a.m. - August 31 @ 11:59 p.m. (Note: This $148.00 Activation Fee pays the license through November 1 @ 11:59 p.m. of the same year.)

  • However, if this $148.00 Activation Fee is not paid by August 31 @ 11:59 p.m. (i.e. 30-day Activation period from August 1 @ 12:00 a.m.), the Activation Fee will increase to include the "Phase 1" Regular Renewal Penalty of $257.00 on September 1 @ 12:00 a.m. (i.e. the Activation Fee + 1 Regular Renewal "Phase 1" Penalty increases total Activation Fee due of $405.00). (Note: This $405.00 Activation Fee + 1 Regular "Phase 1" Renewal Penalty pays the license through November 1 @ 11:59 p.m. of the same year.) 

  • Beginning on September 1 @ 12:00 a.m., the regular Annual Renewal Fee of $530.00 for the NEXT YEAR is also applied/added.

  • If this July Exam "New" license is not "Activated" by August 31 @ 11:59 p.m. & not "Renewed" by November 1 @ 11:59 p.m. (of the same year), the license will accrue additional "Phase 1" & "Phase 2" "Delinquent" Renewal Penalty Fees for the next year before being "Cancelled" at midnight at the one-year point of the (July) exam date.


License Requirements, Current Candidate Status & Additional Information:

Please click on any of the links below to view the requirements needed to obtain that particular license. All applicants for "Permanent Licensure" are required to sit for and pass the "State Jurisprudence Licensing Examination." Requirements are subject to all applicable Board Statute & Rules as delineated in Texas Occupations Code Chapter 202 (Statute) and Texas Administrative Code Title 22 Part 18 (Rules). Applicants are encouraged to contact Board staff for additional information.

Permanent License

Temporary License

Provisional License 


View your "Candidate Status" for those that have registered for the: State Jurisprudence Licensing Examination (i.e. Permanent Licensure), Temporary License (i.e. Resident Licensure) or Provisional Licensure.

Current Candidate Status

Note: Candidate numbers are only assigned for those applicants/applications meeting minimum requirements. Incomplete & non-authorized applications are not issued a candidate number.


License Renewal - Renew your Texas DPM License and view common questions regarding renewing your Texas license.

General Fee List - View the fees associated with obtaining a Texas license.

Accredited Colleges & Residency Programs - View accredited colleges, residency programs and additional information for podiatric medicine in the United States of America.


Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) Permit Application - Every podiatric physician administering Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) must apply to the Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners for a permit.  (For "Active" licensed Texas DPM's only.)

Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen (N2O) Permit Application - Every podiatric physician administering Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen (N2O) Inhalation Conscious Sedation must apply to the Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners for a permit. (For "Active" licensed Texas DPM's only.)