Colorado Podiatry Board: Continuing Competency

Michael Reynolds, Division Wide Programs Manager

All Podiatrists must maintain and demonstrate Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) in order to renew, reinstate, or reactivate a license to practice podiatry in the state of Colorado.

​Effective immediately upon licensure, podiatrists must demonstrate CPC in order to renew a license by one of the following three methods:

  • The CPC Program
  1. Complete the Reflective Self-Assessment Tool (RSAT).
  2. Complete the Learning Goals Tool.
  3. Accrue 10 Professional Development Hours (PDH) in line with your learning goals and retain documentation of the completed activities (these PDH can be earned through the 10 CME that are also required for renewal of a podiatry license).
  4. Completing a Board approved Assessment of Knowledge and Skill once every five (5) years
  • The five year cycle begins upon the first renewal or reinstatement of a license
  • The current version of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Orthopedic Self-Assessment Examination is a Board approved AKS
  • If an AKS delivers CME credit that credit may count toward the 10 PDH required for the corresponding renewal cycle.
  • Deemed Status (does not apply to the mandatory requirement for the accrual of 10 CME annually)
  • Podiatrists currently participating in a Maintenance of Certification Program recognized by the Colorado Podiatry Board may be deemed to have substantially complied with the continuing competency renewal requirement through “Deemed Status.” This includes Colorado podiatrists who are “eligible,” “qualified,” or “lifetime certified” with a specialty board approved by the Board. The following programs may qualify a licensee for Deemed Status
    • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS)
      • Board Qualified Status
      • Board Certified Status
    • American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM)
      • Board Qualified Status
      • Board Certified Status.
  • Active Duty Military Exemption
  • If you were called to federally-funded active duty for more than 120 days for the purpose of serving in a war, emergency or contingency, you may be eligible for an exemption from CPC requirements.

**Audits of compliance will be conducted after a renewal period ends.**


Contact Information
Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
Division Wide Programs, Division of Professions and Occupations
Continued Competency/Continued Professional Development
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-894-2363 | Fax: 303-869-0329 | Email: