Licensure by Universal Recognition
On August 27, 2019, the Arizona Board of Podiatry Examiners will begin accepting applications for licensure by universal recognition. The universal recognition policy allows Arizona residents to use an out-of-state professional or occupational license to qualify for an Arizona license to work. To qualify, an applicant must:
- Prove residency in Arizona
- Be currently licensed or certified for at least one year in another U.S. state in the discipline applied for and at the same level of practice as recognized in Arizona.
- Be in good standing in all states where currently or previously licensed or certified.
- Have met all applicable education, work, exam, and/or clinical supervision requirements in the other state where originally licensed or certified.
- Complete a criminal background check when required by law.
- Take and pass any applicable exam on Arizona state law.
- Pay all applicable licensing fees
- The application is under the "Forms" tab on the Board's website.
Application Fee Waiver
Pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1080.01, if your family income does not exceed 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, you may qualify for a one-time waiver of the Board’s application/exam fee of $450.00. For further information please see the Application for a Podiatric License which can be found under the "Forms" tab.
The Arizona State Board of Podiatry Examiners was first created on March 26, 1941. While the name has changed, the purpose remains the same, which is to regulate, provide the examination and license doctors of podiatric medicine in the State of Arizona. Interestingly, the profession was originally known as Chiropody and practitioners were known as Chiropodists.
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