Colorado Podiatry Board: Military/Veteran Licensing
The pathway to licensure for individuals who practiced as a podiatrist in the military and who currently hold a license (in good standing) from another U.S. state or jurisdiction involves applying for licensure by endorsement. Please review the relevant statutes, rules, and policies, including but not limited to:
- Rule 100(1.3): Licensure by Endorsement
- Rule 100(1.4): Credit for Military Education, Training, or Experience
- Policy 20-6: Guidance for veterans and members of the military applying military service towards endorsement licensure qualifications
Overall, veteran and military applicants must meet the requirements for endorsement outlined in statute and Rule 100(1.3). However, Rule 100(1.3)(C) allows for the Board - at its discretion - to approve endorsement applicants who have not passed the written PMLEXIS examination. Additionally, Policy 20-6 provides guidance for how military service may be applied towards active practice or continued competence requirements.
Applicants should also review the Podiatrist Application Checklist.
Other helpful information for veterans and members of the military can be found on DORA’s main Military and Veterans Programs site. This website also contains information for relocated military spouses.
If you have questions on licensing of veterans or members of the military, please contact Laura.Bravo@state.co.us