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Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Licensure Information

The practice of podiatry has evolved from a limited branch of medicine to a regulated branch of medicine and surgery in the State of Ohio.

The practice of podiatry is defined in the Ohio Revised Code 4731.51 as “the medical,
mechanical and surgical treatments of the foot, the muscles and tendons of the leg governing the function of the foot; and the superficial lesions of the hand other that those associated with trauma” In order to practice podiatric medicine in Ohio, the individual must be licensed and maintain a current license by the Board. Podiatry licenses can be verified quickly and easily through the Board’s website.

Verification of Ohio license

New Forms and Fees for Physicians and Limited Branch practitioners

Beginning October 19, 2009, the State Medical Board of Ohio is charging a $50.00 fee to complete and send a letter of good standing or license verification to another State Board, Canadian Province or other jurisdiction. The Board will verify both the Ohio training certificate and the permanent license for the same fee if the practitioner held both licenses in Ohio.

If you trained in Ohio prior to 1999 with a “temporary” license, the Board will send a verification memo and the fee of $50.00 is not required. If you have questions regarding the forms or fees, you may call the CME and Renewal department at 614-728-3113, or email

In addition, the Board will charge a $35.00 fee to process a request for a duplicate wallet card. Please go to the link for the affidavit for a wallet card at, download the affidavit, and submit it with a check or money order for $35.00.

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Criminal Background Check required for initial license and license restoration applications received on or after March 24, 2008.





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30 East Broad Street, 3rd Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215-6127 | Telephone: (614) 466-3934 | Fax: (614) 728-5946
Complaint Forms: (800) 554-7717 | Licensure Verification: (800) 357-7720