Podiatry Education

Podiatric Physician, Temporary, and Provisional Licenses

All podiatric medical colleges and residency programs are accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME), an independent, specialized accrediting agency.

All educational attainments or credits must be completed or accepted within the United States. TDLR may not accept educational credits attained in a foreign country unless they have been evaluated by an educational credential evaluator which will provide an evaluation report showing equivalent standards.

Any college of podiatric medicine accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education of the American Podiatric Medical Association is acceptable to TDLR.

All residency programs requesting temporary licenses for the podiatric physicians participating in the program must meet all American Podiatric Medical Association/Council on Podiatric Medical Education (APMA/CPME) requirements for accreditation.

Podiatric Medical Radiological Technician

Three educational paths are available:

  1. 125 Hour courses approved by the Texas Medical Board for Non-Certified Technicians (NCTs) in accordance with 22 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 194.13. Mandatory Training Programs for Non-Certified Technicians
  2. 67 hour courses approved by the Texas Medical Board for NCT-Podiatric in accordance with 22 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 194.13. Mandatory Training Programs for Non-Certified Technicians
  3. 20 hour courses approved by the Texas Medical Board for Podiatric Medical Assistants (PMAs) in accordance with 22 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 194.14. Alternate Training Requirements for Podiatric Medical Assistants

Please contact the Texas Medical Board for information on approved courses.

Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) Permit

For Licensed Podiatric Physicians only

This permit requires completion of a hyperbaric medicine team training course that is recognized by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. Please visit: https://www.uhms.org/ for more information.

Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen (N2O) Permit

For Licensed Podiatric Physicians only

This permit requires completion of the following three courses:

  • A didactic and clinical course which includes aspects of monitoring patients and the hands-on use of the gas machine in a TDLR-accepted post-graduate residency training program. The didactic and clinical course must be directed by a licensed and certified M.D., D.O., D.D.S., or D.P.M., in the State of Texas with advanced educational and clinical experience with routine administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation conscious sedation. It must include a minimum of four (4) hours didactic work in pharmacodynamics of nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation conscious sedation and a minimum of six (6) hours of clinical experience under personal supervision; and
  • A continuing medical education course in nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation conscious sedation that includes training in the prevention and management of emergencies in the podiatric medical practice; and
  • A basic and advanced CPR program sponsored by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross