The Board arranges and conducts a comprehensive examination process heading to Board Certification and
issues Diplomate certificates to successful candidates duly licensed to practice podiatric medicine. The
Board holds the power to revoke such certificates. The Board endeavors to serve hospitals and the health
care industry in general by preparing documentation of podiatric physicians who it has qualified or
certified and provides primary source verification of their status in the accreditation process.
Inquiries regarding a member’s status must be expressed in writing to Board Headquarters to be
The Board makes no attempt to control the practice of its members by license or legal regulation,
and does not interfere with or limit the professional activities of any duly licensed podiatric
physician. The Board does, however, issue advertising and ethics guidelines with respect to
appropriate use of Diplomate status, and reserves the right to withdraw such status if guidelines
are not properly adhered to.