Licensure

A license to practice podiatry is required in South Carolina.

Requirements

Requirements for Initial Licensure:

  • Detailed requirements for licensure as a podiatrist may be found on the application, which is linked below:

/pod/Forms/Application_to_Practice_Podiatry_(package).pdf

Requirements for Reactivation of an Inactive License:

  • Detailed requirements for reactivation of an inactive license may be found on the application, which is linked below:

/pod/Forms/PodReactivationApp.pdf

How to Apply

Initial application

An applicant for licensure as a podiatrist must submit the following:

o   Check or money order in the amount of $500 made payable to LLR-Board of Podiatry Examiners.  The application fee is non-refundable. A returned check fee of up to $30, or an amount specified by law, may be assessed on all returned funds.

o   Copy of your valid Driver’s License, State Issued ID, Passport or Military ID

o   Copy of your social security card

o   A 2”x2” professional photo that is notarized (Passport Photo)

o   Malpractice Claim Information Form, if applicable

o   Legal documentation for name change, if applicable

o   APMA Certification, if applicable 

o   Certification of graduation from a 3 year residency in podiatric medicine and reconstructive rear foot and ankle surgery (RRA), if applicable

o   Original, certified copy of your birth certificate

o   Preceptorship or residency certificate (must have one year completed)

o   Have submitted directly to the Board office address set forth above from the issuing agent:

  • License Verification from each state podiatry board that you are currently or have ever been licensed in. 
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation from Podiatrists that know you on a professional basis 
  • Results from Parts I & II of National Board Examination
  • Results from the PMLexis Examination 
  • Certification of Podiatry Education (form enclosed)
  • Official Transcript
  • Undergraduate college transcript 

Detailed steps for completing an application for licensure as a podiatrist may be found on the application, which is linked below:

/pod/Forms/Application_to_Practice_Podiatry_(package).pdf

Reactivation 

Detailed steps for completing an application for reactivation of an inactive license may be found on the application, which is linked below:

/pod/Forms/PodReactivationApp.pdf

Fee Information

Applications & Forms

The fee for an initial application is $500.00. The fee for a reactivation application is $75.00.

Paper Applications