20 CSR 2230-2.010 - Licensure by Examination

PURPOSE: This proposed change clarifies how long score reports from the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners can be accepted for licensure by examination.

(1) Applications for a permanent license to practice podiatric medicine must be made on the forms provided by the board and may be obtained from the board office or by visiting the board's website at https://pr.mo.gov/podiatrists.asp.
(2) No application will be considered until the board receives all of the following:
(A) All sections on the application form completed and properly attested;
(B) A recent photograph;
(C) The current permanent license fee and Missouri law examination fee. All fees are non-refundable;
(D) An official transcript from an approved college of podiatric medicine from which the applicant graduated. If the applicant has attended more than one (1) college of podiatric medicine in order to obtain all of his/her credits for graduation, the applicant shall submit official transcripts from all colleges he/she attended;
(E) A certified score report from the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners or successor thereof, certifying satisfactory completion of all parts of the National Board Examination within the previous two (2) years;
(F) A completed Missouri State Highway Patrol and Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint background check. Proof shall consist of any documentation acceptable to the board. Any fees due shall be paid by the applicant directly to the Missouri State Highway Patrol or its approved vendor;
(G) Proof, using forms provided by the board, from the post graduate clinical residency director attesting to the applicant's competence in the practice of podiatric medicine and surgery and satisfactory evidence of having completed an acceptable postgraduate clinical residency for every applicant graduating from an approved college of podiatric medicine in 1994 and thereafter. If the applicant has attended more than one (1) post graduate clinical residency in order to complete the residency requirement the applicant shall submit forms from each residency director;
(H) Verification of licensure, certification, registration, or permit from each regulatory entity in each state, District of Columbia, United States territory, province, or country in which a license, certificate, registration, or permit is held or has ever been held. The verification is to include:
1. The license, registration, certification, or permit issued including the number, status, and issue and expiration dates;
2. Information regarding any disciplinary action;
3. Method of licensure, registration, or certification;
4. The name and title of person verifying information;
5. The date; and
6. The entity's seal;
(I) Proof of ankle surgery certification, if seeking licensure as such;
(J) A successful Missouri law examination; and
(K) Any additional documentation deemed necessary by the board.
(3) For purposes of this rule, a postgraduate clinical residency is a formal, structured postgraduate training program of at least twelve (12) months which is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education. Postgraduate clinical residency programs must be sponsored by and conducted in an institution such as a hospital, or conducted by a college of podiatric medicine accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education.
(4) Applicants desiring to perform ankle surgery will be required to complete a twenty-four- (24-) month postgraduate clinical residency in podiatric surgery which is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education. Upon completion, applicants shall submit issued certificates prior to the board authorizing ankle/surgery certification.
(5) Applicants must successfully complete the examination(s) developed and administered by the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners (NBPME) or such other designee of the board and successfully complete the Missouri law examination administered by the State Board of Podiatric Medicine. The board's Missouri law examination will test the applicant's knowledge of Missouri statutes and rules relating to podiatric medicine. The applicants achieving a passing score as established by NBPME or successor thereof on the National Board Examinations and achieving at least ninety percent (90%) on the open book test for the Missouri Law Examination, shall be deemed to have passed the board's examination.


20 CSR 2230-2.010
AUTHORITY: sections 330.010 and 330.040, RSMo Supp. 2006 and 330.140, RSMo 2000.* This rule originally filed as 4 CSR 230-2.010. Original rule filed Dec. 23, 1975, effective Jan. 2, 1976. Rescinded and read-opted: Filed Dec. 9, 1981, effective March 11, 1982. Amended: Filed Nov. 12, 1982, effective Feb. 11, 1983. Amended: Filed Oct. 24, 1983, effective March 11, 1984. Amended: Filed Nov. 5, 1984, effective March 11, 1985. Emergency amendment filed Oct. 13, 1989, effective Nov. 11, 1989, expired March 10, 1990. Amended: Filed Oct. 13, 1989, effective Jan. 12, 1990. Amended: Filed March 4, 1991, effective Sept. 30, 1991. Amended: Filed Feb. 4, 1992, effective June 25, 1992. Amended: Filed Aug. 9, 1993, effective March 10, 1994. Amended: Filed June 1, 1999, effective Nov. 30, 1999. Amended: Filed Sept. 1, 2004, effective March 30, 2005. Moved to 20 CSR 2230-2.010, effective Aug. 28, 2006. Amended: Filed July 11, 2007, effective Jan. 30, 2008. Amended by Missouri Register March 2, 2020/Volume 45, Number 5, effective 4/30/2020 Amended by Missouri Register November 15, 2022/Volume 47, Number 22, effective 12/31/2022

*Original authority: 330.010, RSMo 1939, amended 1945, 1961, 1969, 1976, 1995, 1998, 2005; 330.040, RSMo 1939, amended 1981, 2005; and 330.140, RSMo 1945, amended 1981, 1993, 1995, 1998.

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