Regulation Requirements

Alberta Regulation 60/2012

Health Professions Act

Podiatrists Professional Regulation

Requirements for Registration

Under the Podiatry Act (RSA 2000), an individual is eligible to register with the College of Podiatric Physicians of Alberta to practice medicine in the Province of Alberta if the applicant

  1. (a) produces evidence satisfactory to the Council that the person is of good moral character and reputation,
  2. (b) has satisfied the registrar that the person is an adult and that the person's name has not been removed for cause from the register of a podiatry association or similar body in Canada or elsewhere,
  3. (c) produces a practice permit issued by the College of Podiatric Physicians of Alberta stating that the holder is qualified to practice podiatry, and
  4. (d) pays the registration fee prescribed by the bylaws.

To obtain a practice permit, an applicant must have completed

  1. (a) graduated from a college of podiatric medicine in Canada or the United States approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education and received the degree Doctor of Podiatric Medicine recognized by the Board of Examiners
  2. (b) successfully completed Part 1 and Part 2 of the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examination
  3. (c) successfully completed the PM Lexis licensing examination; and
  4. (d) completed a two-year or greater post-graduate residency program approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education of the American Podiatric Medical Association.

If an applicant has been in practice and in good standing in the United States or Canada in a province that has a D.P.M. standard of practice prior to July 1, 2002, the applicant is not required to have completed the PM Lexis exam or post-graduate residency program. Those who graduated between July 1, 2002 and June 30, 2005 must complete the PM Lexis exam and a one year post-graduate residency program and those who graduate from July 1, 2005 onwards require completion of the PM Lexis exam and a two year post-graduate residency program. The completed application form and requested documents should be sent to:

College of Podiatric Physicians of Alberta
Box 88094 Rabbit Hill RPO
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T6R OM5


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