WELCOME to the website of the
PODIATRISTS BOARD OF NEW ZEALAND
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ONLINE 2017/ 2018 APC RENEWAL APPLICATIONS AND INACTIVE MAINTENANCE FEE PAYMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED. PLEASE NOW APPLY USING THE FORM AVAILABLE ON THE APPLICATION FORM PAGE.
PLEASE NOTE THE HIGHER LATE FEE WILL NOW APPLY IF RENEWING YOUR APC AFTER 1 APRIL 2017.
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 minimum CPR certificate (including AED and anaphylaxis.)
- REGISTRATION QUERIES:
for both NZ and overseas trained podiatrists refer to "Registration".
- PRACTITIONER QUERIES:
about APC and re-certification requirements, refer to "Practitioners" and "Re-certification requirements".
The Podiatrists Board Recertification Framework (PBRCF) is essential reading before you apply for your APC.
Logbooks are required when practitioners undergo the PBRCF Audit, when requested by the Board.
Return to Practice: after 3 years, refer to the Board's Return to Practice Policy. Practitioners who have not practised in NZ for 5 years are required to sit the Board's Cultural (Open Book) Exam as a requirement to renewing their APC.
If you are not a registered podiatrist and wish to work in the area of Footcare, go to the 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