WELCOME to the website of the
PODIATRISTS BOARD OF NEW ZEALAND
TE POARI TIAKI WAEWAE O AOTEAROA
The Board office will be closed from 23 December 2014 and reopen 5 January 2015
The Board operates under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 and is the regulatory body for the occupation of podiatry (and chiropody) in New Zealand. The Board's primary role is to protect the public interest by ensuring that podiatrists are safe and competent to practice.
Anyone who wishes to practice in New Zealand as a podiatrist, MUST be registered with the Board AND hold a current Annual Practising Certificate (APC).(NB: First time APC applicants and Return to Practice APC applicants must provide evidence of a current 2 hour CPR certificate.)
- REGISTRATION QUERIES:
for both NZ and overseas trained podiatrists, refer to "Registration".
- PRACTITIONER QUERIES:
about APC and re-certification requirements, refer to "Practitioners" then "Re-certification requirements".
The Podiatrists Board Recertification Framework (PBRCF) is essential reading before you apply for your APC.
Form 1 is required with your APC application. Your complete logbook is required when practitioners undergo the PBRCF Audit, when requested by the Board.
- Returning to Practice: after 3 years or more, refer to the Board's Return to Practice policy. Please note practitioners who have not practised in New Zealand for 5 years or more are required to sit the Board's Cultural (Open Book) Exam as a requirement to renewing their APC.
- PBRCF Suggested Course Providers are listed here. The Board automatically recognises credits for courses run by these organisations. To submit a course for the Board under the PBRCF, click here for the pro forma and information the Board requires.
If you are not a registered podiatrist and wish to work in the area of Footcare, go to the Board's Guidelines for Providers of Footcare Services Who Are Not Registered Podiatrists.
For all queries, please contact the Board via the Registrar: firstname.lastname@example.org