Podiatric Physician Jurisprudence Exam

Exam Information

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation’s (TDLR’s) mission is to honor the trust of all Texans, safeguard the public, and provide a fair and efficient licensing and regulatory environment at the lowest possible cost. TDLR has contracted with third party vendor, PSI, to administer the Texas podiatric physician jurisprudence licensing examination for the Podiatry program. The jurisprudence exam fee is $60 (previously $250 - saving candidates $190).

TDLR offers the podiatry jurisprudence examination at several locations around the state which are available for applicant scheduling. Upon TDLR approval of eligibility, PSI will send you an email confirmation with instructions for scheduling an appointment to take the examination. If an email address was not provided to TDLR at the time of application, you will receive a postcard via U.S. Mail from PSI with scheduling information. You should review the Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB) which provides exam content and fee payment information, exam site addresses, and detailed information about PSI’s examination administration procedures.

The podiatry jurisprudence exam is maintained and delivered by PSI. For general information about PSI, go to the company's website at www.psionline.com. For information about the PSI testing administration or to register after exam eligibility has been received, go to www.psiexams.com.

The CIB is available for download in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format. Acrobat Reader is necessary to view .pdf files. If you need to obtain a copy of this program it is available as a free download for Windows or Macintosh operating systems.

Examination Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Who administers the Podiatric Physician Jurisprudence Examination?

The exam is administered by TDLR’s third-party vendor, PSI.

2. How will I be notified when I am eligible to take the exam?

Upon TDLR approval of eligibility, PSI will send you an email confirmation with instructions for scheduling an appointment to take the examination. (If an email address was not provided to TDLR at the time of application, you will receive a postcard via U.S. Mail from PSI with scheduling information).

3. How can I schedule my exam?

If you are eligible for examination, then you can contact PSI via the internet 24 hours a day at www.psiexams.com or by phone at (800)733-9267 to schedule your exam date.

4. How do I request special accommodations?

Every reasonable accommodation will be made in meeting a candidate’s needs. Applicants with disabilities or those who would otherwise have difficulty taking the exam should make a request for alternative arrangements with PSI. Details for requesting special accommodations can be found in the Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB).

5. Do I have to travel to Austin to take my examination?

No.

6. When and where are the exams administered?
Beginning October 1, 2017 TDLR will administer the computer-based Podiatric Physician Jurisprudence exam through our third-party vendor, PSI, at their many locations throughout Texas and the U.S. Eligible candidates may schedule an exam time that is convenient to them. A Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB) including the exam sites and scheduling information is posted on TDLR's web site.

7. Can I take the exam outside of Texas?
Yes. Instructions for registering to take the exam outside of Texas can be found in the Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB).

8. How much does the exam cost?
The examination cost can be found in the Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB).

9. Where can I find information regarding the examination and the exam requirements?

Information regarding the examination and exam requirements can be found in the Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB).

10. Will there be a study guide?
Yes, a Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB) including the number of questions on the exam, the time allotted to complete the exam, and a list of reference materials will be posted on TDLR's web site.

11. Am I required to bring anything to the exam site besides my ID?
No, you are not required to bring anything else to the exam site (the same as it was at TSBPME).

12. What kind of ID do I need bring to the exam?

A list of acceptable forms of identification can be found in the Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB).

13. My name does not match my ID. Can I still take the exam?

No. If your name has changed you must notify TDLR. We will not allow anyone other than the person listed in our database to test with PSI.

14. If I have an address or name change do I notify TDLR or PSI?

You need to notify TDLR in writing.

15. What happens if I do not show up to my exam or arrive after the exam start time?

Details regarding PSI’s cancellation policy can be found in the Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB).

16. How long do I have to wait for my grade?

Your grade will be handed to you at the test center by the PSI proctor after you have completed the test. PSI generates a score report which provides a diagnostic of the candidate’s strengths and weaknesses.

17. What is a passing score for the exam?
The passing score is 80% or higher (the same as it was at the TSBPME).

18. If I fail the exam, how soon can I schedule a retake?
You may schedule a retake with PSI, within 24-48 hours of your failed exam.

19. How many times may I retake the exam?
You may take the test up to three times within one year. You will need to submit a new application after three exam attempts or one year – whichever occurs first. (The same as it was at TSBPME).