Apply for a Temporary Residency License

A temporary residency license is required of any person enrolled in an accredited graduate podiatric medical education (GPME) program in Texas.

All information submitted as part of a license application is subject to primary source verification.


Education Requirements

To be eligible for a temporary residency license an applicant must have graduated from a college or school of podiatric medicine approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education.

You will be required to submit all transcripts of relevant college coursework with your application materials.


CPR Certification

You must include with your application materials proof of successful completion of a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

CPR courses are offered by the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross.


Exam Requirements

You must successfully pass the American Podiatric Medical Licensing Examination (AMPLE) Part I, Part II written and the Part II CSPE before you will be eligible to apply.

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Application and Fee

When you are ready to apply, submit a completed Application for Temporary Residency License with the non-refundable $125 application fee.

Download Application (PDF)

Included with the application form PDF are:

  • Memorandum of Understanding for Approved Residency Programs
  • Certificate of Acceptance for Postgraduate Training Program
  • Verification of DPM Degree Form

Each of the above supplemental forms must be completed and submitted with the application materials.

A temporary residency license to practice podiatric medicine expires on June 30th of each year.


Applicants with Criminal Convictions

If you have ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor (other than a minor traffic violation) or pleaded guilty or no contest (resulting in a deferred adjudication) to any in-state, out-of-state or federal criminal offense, you must provide a completed Criminal History Questionnaire (PDF) along with your application materials.

The department will conduct a criminal history background check on all persons who apply for or renew a license. Criminal convictions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Licenses may be denied based on the nature of the conviction and how long prior to the application the conviction occurred. Depending on your criminal history, a review can take from one to six weeks to complete.

Individuals may request TDLR review their Criminal History Evaluation Letter page for more information.

Please see the Guidelines for License Applicants with Criminal Convictions, which describe the process that TDLR uses to determine whether a criminal conviction renders an applicant an unsuitable candidate for the license, or whether a conviction warrants revocation or suspension of a license previously granted.