COVID-19 Community Levels Map Update, Jan. 27, 2023: The CDC has listed three Connecticut Counties—Litchfield, Middlesex and New Haven Counties—in the High/Orange category as part of its weekly COVID-19 Community Levels update. Fairfield, Hartford, New London, Tolland and Windham Counties are listed in the Medium/Yellow category.  Because all eight Connecticut counties are either in the High or Medium categories, the Connecticut Department of Public Health recommends that all residents consider wearing a mask in public indoor spaces. People who are at high risk for severe illness should consider additional measures to minimize their exposure to COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses. Visit the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels Map for updates.


Please visit covidtests.gov to request four free COVID-19 self-test kits from the Federal Government. Find a location that has a supply of COVID-19 therapeutics as part of the Test to Treat initiative here. The complete DPH COVID-19 toolbox is located at ct.gov/coronavirus.

Licensing Requirements

Before applying for licensure, please familiarize yourself with the general licensing policies.
An applicant for licensure must meet the eligibility requirements outlined below:
 
Two (2) years of post-secondary education which includes coursework in chemistry, physics or mathematics and biology;
 
Graduation from a program accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) of the American Podiatric Medical Association with the D.P.M. degree;
 
Successful completion of the examinations administered by the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners;
 
Completion of the PMLexis/Part III Examination.
 

Applicants intending to sit for PMLexis/Part III examination as a Connecticut candidate should visit the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners (NBPME) website to access an examination bulletin, test dates, deadline dates and to register for the examination.  The application for examination obtained from the NBPME website and the NBPME examination fee must be sent directly to Prometric/NBPME.  The Department will verify your eligibility with Prometric, and if deemed eligible, Prometric will issue the applicant an Authorization to Test (ATT) letter. 

 

Documentation Requirements
 
The following supporting documents must be forwarded directly to this office from the prime source:
 
Official transcripts sent directly to this office of pre-podiatry college education;
 
Official transcripts sent directly to this office from the accredited school of podiatry verifying degree earned and date granted;
 
Official report submitted directly to this office of National Board scores;
 
Official report submitted directly to this office of PMLexis/Part III scores if taken on or after June, 1989;
 
Federation of Podiatric Medical Boards (FPMB) disciplinary inquiry;
 
If applicable, official verification(s), sent directly from each state licensing authority where you hold/held a license, certification or registration. Please contact the jurisdiction prior to the submission of the form as some may charge a fee for this service;
 
A completed application and fee in the amount of $565.  Applications are only accepted online.  Please select this link to apply online. 
 
All supporting documentation should be mailed directly to this office from the source to:
 
 

Connecticut Department of Public Health

 Podiatrist Licensure

410 Capitol Ave., MS #12 APP

P.O. Box 340308

Hartford, CT 06134

Phone:  (860) 509-7603

Fax:  (860) 707-1931

Email:  dph.healingarts@ct.gov