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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
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License Renewals & Updating Physician Profiles

License Renewal Policies. Thank you for renewing your Doctor of Podiatric Medicine ("Texas DPM") license On-Line with the State of Texas. Before you begin, please take a few moments to review information relevant to this process.

Notice to all Controlled Substances Registration Registrants (Senate Bill 195 - 84th Session/2015). [Posted 08/12/2016 @ 4:52 pm] Visit the Board's "Prescription Information" webpage to obtain additional information on changes to the Texas Prescription Program, Ordering Controlled Substances Prescription Pads, Registering for the New Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Database, Abuse/Misuse of Prescriptions/Pain Medications & Drug Diversion Prevention,  Prescribing Compounded Medications & Health Care Fraud, Controlled Substances Schedule Changes and all other information related to Prescriptions/Controlled Substances.

  1. Web Browser Note: This Website & the "TexasOnline.com" (Texas.gov) portals are best viewed in Internet Explorer. If you are using Google Chrome or Safari, you may not be able to print your License Renewal Receipt. If that occurs, try disabling your Pop-Up Blocker or Ad Blocker in Chrome/Safari (& in Internet Explorer) to allow the Receipt to print.
  2. The sooner you renew your license, the sooner you will receive your renewal certificate. All Texas Podiatry licenses Expire Annually on November 1st. Failure to renew your license on-time will result in delays/consequences which is the licensee's responsibility and all licensees are afforded a 2-month opportunity to renew their license on-time beginning on September 1st of each year. We encourage all licensees to renew On-Line and to continually update your Physician Profile. On the annual Yellow License Renewal Notice Postcard we recommend that licensees renew their licenses by mid-October each year to avoid processing delays and to ensure timely verification for insurance/surgical/facility/hospital/treatment/etc. privileges/purposes. The longer one waits to renew and as the annual November 1st deadline approaches, the greater likelihood of adverse consequences for failure to timely renew. Renewal notices (the yellow postcards) are mailed at the end of August of each year to your last known mailing address of record. Aside from the annual renewal notice (the yellow postcards), the annual renewal certificate cites the annual license expiration date of November 1st. Licenses not renewed by this deadline are subject to all administrative and criminal penalties of "Practicing Without A License."
  3. All license renewals are subject to reversal if payment is rejected by your financial institution for any reason; your license will be placed on a "Delinquent" status until full/complete/valid payment is submitted. Penalty fees will be applied/enforced for late renewals. Please click on the following for the: License Renewal - Fee Table (TOC §202.301 & TOC §101.307)
  4. Due to the high volume of renewal applications, phone calls and for those licensees who failed to renew on-time, Board staff will NOT fax renewal certificates. Your certificate will be mailed to you or you can check the status of your renewal by clicking on the "License Verifications" link which is updated daily. Board staff will attend to all calls in order of priority.
  5. Licensees have a 2-year opportunity to obtain the requisite 50 hours of CME. CME hours must be current in order to renew your license. The Board will conduct random audits of CME documentation to ensure compliance. Do not send any CME's to the Board unless requested to do so.
  6. Please click on the highlighted links to obtain "National Provider Identifier" (NPI) information or to search the "NPI Registry".
  7. Licensees are allowed three (3) login attempts. If you are unsuccessful after the third (3rd) attempt, you will be locked out of the system for 24 hours. You can only login after the 24 hour period has expired.
  8. There is an approximate 5-minute "time-out" period for inactivity. Should you not fully complete the process once started and leave the system dormant, your session will expire after 5-minutes at which point you will have to start over.
  9. If your license number only has three (3) digits, you must enter a leading zero ("0") in order to have a successful "4-digit" login.
  10. Question: How do I know what my "License Status" & "Issue Date" is? Answer: Search your Name or (4-Digit) License Number HERE.
  11. In an effort to make "Step 1 - Update Your DPM Physician Profile" easier for the licensee, click HERE (search your name) for a preview (reference) of the Profile information entered previously which must be updated each year. Because this TOPS system is a separate Texas.gov/DIR database and has its own cost structure funded by the State ($0.00 cost to the licensee) ... it does maintain prior year entries ... BUT ... the TOPS system does not transfer data to the "Step 2 - Renew Your Texas DPM License" system ... that is why the Steps are separated below to commence actual license renewals.
  12. In an effort to make "Step 2 - Renew Your Texas DPM License" easier for the licensee, click HERE for a preview (reference) of the 19 License Renewal Questions which must be answered each year. Once you are in the actual online system and have entered your responses, you have the ability to print that information for future reference. We hope this will be of assistance so that you can make adequate preparations to renew online.
  13. Question: Why, each year, do I have to Re-Enter the information for "Step 2 - Renew Your Texas DPM License" ... this is really inconvenient & frustrating? Answer: The online license renewal portal is a product of Texas.gov and the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR). As part of your overall License Renewal Fee, you pay $5.00 for the online Texas.gov/DIR system/portal service. That $5.00 fee is collected by the Board but does not stay with the Board, and is instead subsequently paid to Texas.gov by the Board for this online service. Other than Addresses, the existing system does not re-populate your initial and prior year entries. The existing system is not capable of retrieving historical data for the base online application which costs $5.00 per licensee. In order for the system to re-populate initial/prior data, a custom application is required and we have been previously advised by Texas.gov/DIR that such a custom application is quite expensive and will far exceed the base $5.00 cost per licensee. Therefore, in keeping costs low ($5.00) to the licensee, there is a trade-off for convenience and we understand this is frustrating to some. 10/06/2014: The Board is studying a custom application with Texas.gov/DIR. In the event a custom application is feasible & cost-effective, we will make a determination to proceed further for future renewals. 11/10/2014 Update: Costs associated with a custom application are not feasible and will exceed the existing $5.00 base cost. In an effort to make the license renewals process more efficient for the future at base cost, please refer to Line #11 & Line #12 above to view "Previews" (references) of required information.
  14. After completing your license renewal, please complete the TSBPME Customer Service Survey in the event you wish to rate or comment on the Board's activities. Responses will remain anonymous. The survey can be completed at any time of the year and can be submitted as many times as necessary throughout the year to identify new or on-going issues.
  15. If you are unable to renew online, click HERE to Print Renewal Form and return the completed renewal form along with the appropriate fee to our office. Payment can not be made nor accepted via telephone. 

Go Here to Renew "Active" Texas DPM (Regular) License Status  

Go Here to Renew U.S. "Military/Exempt" Texas DPM (Active Duty) License Status

Go Here to Renew "Inactive/Retired" Texas DPM License Status

Go Here to Renew "Delinquent" Texas DPM License Status

Go Here to Renew "Expired License By Out-Of-State Practitioner" Texas DPM License Status



"Active" TEXAS DPM (Regular) License Status Renewals:

Once "Step 1 - Update Your DPM Physician Profile" is completed, then proceed to "Step 2 - Renew Your Texas DPM License." You are submitting information to two (2) separate "TexasOnline.com" databases which exist under separate authority of law. Therefore, you will experience some redundancy of entries.

Be sure to "PRINT RECEIPT" at the end of  "Step 2 - Renew Your Texas DPM License." License Renewals (i.e. "Step 2") will not be complete until the Board receives verification of payment through the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and the annual registration number has been issued by the Board.

License Renewals initiated on a non-business day (i.e. holiday, weekend or after 5:00 pm M-F) will not be processed until the next business day. Be advised, final payment verification of funds through the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts can take up to 24-72 hours (minimum) to process during business days. Accounts/credit cards with insufficient funds will be possibly rejected or will take longer than 72 hours to process dependent upon the availability of funds.

Again, although the on-line License Renewal process is initiated, a License is not considered officially "Renewed" (for the present Fiscal Year) until final payment verification of funds through the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (24-72 hour timeframe after next business day of application) has been completed and the annual registration number has been issued by the Board.

Please be patient ... this entire process from start to finish will take approximately 10 minutes of your time.

STEP 1 - UPDATE YOUR DPM PHYSICIAN PROFILE

[Profiles need to be updated every year upon renewal. You may also update your profile at any other time after renewals when changes occur. This is self-reported licensee/office/practice information to the "Texas OnLine Occupational Profiling System" (TOPS; TexasOnline.com). The TOPS system allows the public to view additional information about you and is essentially a free advertising service for licensees.]

STEP 2 - RENEW YOUR TEXAS DPM LICENSE

[In order to fully complete "Step 2 - Renew Your Texas DPM License," you will be prompted to RE-ENTER certain previous TOPS information from "Step 1 - Update Your DPM Physician Profile." PLEASE NOTE: You MUST answer all questions each time you renew. If you answer with "Same As Last Year" or "No Changes," your renewal will NOT be processed until the correct responses are received by our office. You can pay by credit card or electronic check. If you do not have access to a computer and/or the internet, most local libraries have them available for public use.]



U.S. "Military/Exempt" TEXAS DPM (Active Duty) License Status Renewals:


Pursuant to Texas Occupations Code §202.304, if you are in
Full-Time Active Duty U.S. Military or a U.S. Military Reservist whose Unit is Activated, you DO NOT need to pay the annual license renewal fee. Please also visit the Board's "Veterans" webpage to obtain additional information for Texas Veterans & Military Service Members/Veterans & Military Spouses. Thank You For Your Service to the United States of America!!!

However, you do need to annually:
 
STEP 1 - UPDATE YOUR DPM PHYSICIAN PROFILE

[Profiles need to be updated every year upon renewal. You may also update your profile at any other time after renewals when changes occur. This is self-reported licensee/office/practice information to the "Texas OnLine Occupational Profiling System" (TOPS; TexasOnline.com). The TOPS system allows the public to view additional information about you and is essentially a free advertising service for licensees.]

STEP 2 - PRINT RENEWAL FORM

Fully complete the Annual Renewal Form and submit it to the Board along with: 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.




"Inactive/Retired" TEXAS DPM License Status Renewals:

Construed in accordance with Texas Occupations Code §202.264 and Board Rule §378.11, a licensee may place a license on "Inactive Status" by applying for "Inactive Status" on a form prescribed by the Board before the date of the expiration of the license and by complying with all license renewal requirements other than the continuing education requirements.

This "Inactive Status" also allows a licensee to designate his/her "Inactive Status" as being "Retired." If choosing the "Retired" designation, the licensee must also clearly indicate in writing to the Board this "Retired" designation, the date of retirement and is otherwise subject to all "Inactive Status" provisions contained in Board Rule §378.11.

Be advised, a holder of a license that is on "Inactive Status" may NOT practice podiatric medicine in this state. The practice of podiatric medicine by a holder of a license that is on "Inactive Status" constitutes the practice of podiatric medicine without a license (criminal penalty). A licensee may remain on "Inactive Status" for four (4) years and is subject to additional regulations in order to return to "Active Status."

In order to apply for "Inactive Status":

1) Update your DPM Physician Profile.

UPDATE YOUR DPM PHYSICIAN PROFILE

[Profiles need to be updated every year upon renewal. You may also update your profile at any other time after renewals when changes occur. This is self-reported licensee/office/practice information to the "Texas OnLine Occupational Profiling System" (TOPS; TexasOnline.com). The TOPS system allows the public to view additional information about you and is essentially a free advertising service for licensees.]

2) Fully complete the Annual Renewal Form to include Submission of the Annual Renewal Fee.

PRINT RENEWAL FORM

3) Fully complete and submit the Licensee Request for Inactive Status Form.

INACTIVE STATUS FORM

BOTH forms must be completed and submitted together.


"Delinquent" TEXAS DPM License Status Renewals & "Cancelled" License Status:

Licensees who have yet to submit a renewal have been (or will be) placed in a “Delinquent” status. "Delinquent" licensees are allowed to renew On-Line ("Step 1" & "Step 2") ... however ... PENALTY FEES are applied/enforced.

Once "Step 1 - Update Your DPM Physician Profile" is completed, then proceed to "Step 2 - Renew Your Texas DPM License." You are submitting information to two (2) separate "TexasOnline.com" databases which exist under separate authority of law. Therefore, you will experience some redundancy of entries.

Be sure to "PRINT RECEIPT" at the end of  "Step 2 - Renew Your Texas DPM License." License Renewals (i.e. "Step 2") will not be complete until the Board receives verification of payment through the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and the annual registration number has been issued by the Board.

License Renewals initiated on a non-business day (i.e. holiday, weekend or after 5:00 pm M-F) will not be processed until the next business day. Be advised, final payment verification of funds through the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts can take up to 24-72 hours (minimum) to process during business days. Accounts/credit cards with insufficient funds will be possibly rejected or will take longer than 72 hours to process dependent upon the availability of funds.

Again, although the on-line License Renewal process is initiated, a License is not considered officially "Renewed" (for the present Fiscal Year) until final payment verification of funds through the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (24-72 hour timeframe after next business day of application) has been completed and the annual registration number has been issued by the Board.

Please be patient ... this entire process from start to finish will take approximately 10 minutes of your time.

STEP 1 - UPDATE YOUR DPM PHYSICIAN PROFILE

[Profiles need to be updated every year upon renewal. You may also update your profile at any other time after renewals when changes occur. This is self-reported licensee/office/practice information to the "Texas OnLine Occupational Profiling System" (TOPS; TexasOnline.com). The TOPS system allows the public to view additional information about you and is essentially a free advertising service for licensees.]

STEP 2 - RENEW YOUR TEXAS DPM LICENSE

[In order to fully complete "Step 2 - Renew Your Texas DPM License," you will be prompted to RE-ENTER certain previous TOPS information from "Step 1 - Update Your DPM Physician Profile." PLEASE NOTE: You MUST answer all questions each time you renew. If you answer with "Same As Last Year" or "No Changes," your renewal will NOT be processed until the correct responses are received by our office. You can pay by credit card or electronic check. If you do not have access to a computer and/or the internet, most local libraries have them available for public use.]


Subject to certain limitations, a licensee in a “Delinquent” status is not fully prohibited from practicing during a 30-day grace period from November 1st - December 1st. If any entity providing the licensee clinical privileges wishes to restrict a licensee in a “Delinquent” status, for liability reasons, they may do so. Beginning on December 1st of each year, the Board will enforce practicing without a license penalties to include the issuance of "Cease & Desist Notices or Orders." There will NO longer be a one year grace period. However, "Delinquent" license holders will have one year to renew their license with PENALTY FEES from November 1st before their license is "Cancelled." [Posted 09/09/2007 @ 5:00 pm]

Again, a licensee can be in a “Delinquent” status for one year from the time of the renewal period (deadline is November 1st of each year) expiration, accruing penalty fees. [Posted 09/09/2007 @ 5:00 pm]

All "Delinquent" licenses are nevertheless subject to all administrative/criminal penalties of "Practicing Without A License." Any licensee in a "Delinquent" status shall not practice Podiatric Medicine after December 1st; criminal act pursuant to Texas Occupations Code §202.605.  [Posted 09/09/2007 @ 5:00 pm]

If a person's "Delinquent" license has been expired for one year or longer, the person may not renew the license. For purposes of public verification, the license is then considered to have been "Cancelled." [Posted 09/09/2007 @ 5:00 pm]

Any licensee in a "Cancelled" status shall not practice Podiatric Medicine; criminal act pursuant to Texas Occupations Code §202.605. "Cancelled" licensees are required to fully re-apply for licensure. That includes re-taking the TSBPME jurisprudence examination and having completed a one-year residency program accredited by CPME. [Posted 09/09/2007 @ 5:00 pm]



"RENEWAL OF EXPIRED LICENSE BY OUT-OF-STATE PRACTITIONER" TEXAS DPM License Status Renewals:

Texas Occupations Code §202.302 "Renewal of Expired License By Out-Of-State Practitioner" provides that: "(a) The Board may renew without reexamination an expired license of a person who was licensed in this state, moved to another state, and is currently licensed and has been in practice in the other state for the two years preceding the date the person applied for renewal. (b) The person must pay to the Board a fee equal to the amount charged for renewal of the license".


In order for a person who was previously licensed by the Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners, but moved to another state, and is currently licensed in the other state, and has been in practice in the other state for the two years preceding the date the person applied for renewal, to Re-Activate his/her former Texas Podiatry License the person MUST:
 
1) Fully complete the Annual Renewal Form to include submission of the Current (Regular) Annual Renewal Fee.

PRINT RENEWAL FORM

2) Submit a Signed & Sworn/Notarized statement summarizing your past years practice, current practice activity and your future practice plans in the State of Texas.

3) Submit "Certification Letters" (form P8) from all states in which a license has ever been held (i.e. Temporary, Permit, Permanent, etc.).

4) Submit a Self-Query Report from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB).

Note: You must initiate this required Self-Query by accessing the NPDB website. Once logged into the "Self-Query" page, you must list EVERY state where you have held any kind of license or permit (e.g. Temporary, Permanent, Provisional, Etc.). Once you have answered all of the questions, you will print out an "Individual Self Query" form. That form must be notarized and then mailed to the NPDB. See their instructions. Once they receive it, the NPDB will process the form and then send a "Self-Query Response" report back to you. 

Note: You then will fill out the TSBPME "Affidavit of Non-Falsification of Records (NPDB)" (form P9) and forward the NPDB report and affidavit together to the Board (from you to the Board). We will not accept a NPDB report without the TSBPME affidavit nor the TSBPME affidavit without the NPDB report. Both must be submitted together. We will not accept a third party's initiation/submission of these documents, they must be initiated/submitted by you, the applicant!

5) DPS & FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Background Check.

Consult your License Application insert for the "Agency Assigned Applicant Number (starts with PM-)", then visit the Board's "Criminal History/Getting Fingerprinted" webpage.

6) Upon receipt of the required information above, a determination will be made on the request to Re-Activate your former Texas Podiatry License. In the event background check materials identify issues/concerns, the request for Re-Activation will proceed to review before the full Board at its next regularly scheduled Board Meeting.

7) Upon final approval of Texas Podiatry License Re-Activation, you must Update your DPM Physician Profile as the last step in this process.

UPDATE YOUR DPM PHYSICIAN PROFILE

[Profiles need to be updated every year upon renewal. You may also update your profile at any other time after renewals when changes occur. This is self-reported licensee/office/practice information to the "Texas OnLine Occupational Profiling System" (TOPS; TexasOnline.com). The TOPS system allows the public to view additional information about you and is essentially a free advertising service for licensees.]


License Renewal - FEE TABLE (TOC §202.301 & TOC §101.307):

For FY 2016, there were no fee increases pursuant to acts of the 84th Texas Legislature (2015). However, for FY 2017, Senate Bill 195 - 84th Session (2015) mandated a $10.00 Fee Increase to fund the New Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Database at the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. The fees set and collected by the Board must be sufficient to meet the expenses of administering the Podiatric Medical Practice Act of Texas and the applicable Board Rules/Regulations.

Status: Fiscal Year & Type:     Period: Amount:
       
FY 2016
Active
(Regular)
FY 2016 Regular Renewal Fee 09/01/2015 @ 12:00 a.m. 11/01/2015 @ 11:59 p.m. $514.00 + $5.00 one-time TXOL + $1.00 one-time "renewal" OPP = $520.00




FY 2016 Delinquent
(Phase 1)
FY 2016 Late Penalty Fee (first 90 days after 11/01) 11/02/2015 @ 12:00 a.m. 02/01/2016 @ 11:59 p.m. $520.00 + $257.00 (i.e. 1/2 of $514.00) = $777.00




FY 2016
Delinquent
(Phase 2)
FY 2016 Late Penalty Fee (> 90 days) 02/02/2016 @ 12:00 a.m. 08/31/2016 @ 11:59 p.m. $520.00 + $514.00 (i.e. 2/x $257.00) = $1,034.00




FY 2016 &
FY 2017 Delinquent
(Phase 3)
FY 2016 Regular Renewal & FY 2016 Penalties +
FY 2017 Regular Renewal Fee
09/01/2016 @ 12:00 a.m. 11/01/2016 @ 11:59 p.m. $1,034.00 (FY 2016) + $530.00 (FY 2017) = $1,564.00




FY 2016
Cancelled
FY 2016 License Cancelled in FY 2017 11/02/2016 @ 12:00 a.m. Failure to Pay FY 2016 Regular Renewal & FY 2016 Penalties + FY 2017 Regular Renewal Fee
       
FY 2017
Active
(Regular)
FY 2017 Regular Renewal Fee 09/01/2016 @ 12:00 a.m. 11/01/2016 @ 11:59 p.m. $514.00 + $5.00 one-time TXOL + $1.00 one-time "renewal" OPP + $10.00 SB195/84th = $530.00




FY 2017
Delinquent
(Phase 1)
FY 2017 Late Penalty Fee (first 90 days after 11/01) 11/02/2016 @ 12:00 a.m. 02/01/2017 @ 11:59 p.m. $530.00 + $257.00 (i.e. 1/2 of $514.00) = $787.00




FY 2017
Delinquent
(Phase 2)
FY 2017 Late Penalty Fee (> 90 days) 02/02/2017 @ 12:00 a.m. 08/31/2017 @ 11:59 p.m. $530.00 + $514.00 (i.e. 2/x $257.00) = $1,044.00




FY 2017 &
FY 2018
Delinquent
(Phase 3)
FY 2017 Regular Renewal & FY 2017 Penalties + FY 2018 Regular Renewal Fee 09/01/2017 @ 12:00 a.m. 11/01/2017 @ 11:59 p.m. $1,044.00 (FY 2017) + $Pending (FY 2018) = $Pending 85th Session Fee Amounts




FY 2017
Cancelled
FY 2017 License Cancelled in FY 2018 11/02/2017 @ 12:00 a.m. Failure to Pay FY 2017 Regular Renewal & FY 2017 Penalties + FY 2018 Regular Renewal Fee