The practice of podiatry and use of the titles "podiatrist," or "chiropodist" within New York State requires licensure as a podiatrist.
To be licensed as a podiatrist in New York State you must:
- be of good moral character;
- be at least 21 years of age;
- meet education;
- meet examination requirements; and
- meet experience requirements.
You must file an application for licensure and the other forms indicated, along with the appropriate fee, to the Office of the Professions at the address specified on each form. It is your responsibility to follow up with anyone you have asked to send us material.
The specific requirements for licensure are contained in Title 8, Article 141, Section 7004 of New York State Education Law and Section 52.7 and Part 65 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.
You should also read the general licensing information applicable for all professions.