Podiatrists with qualifications from outside New Zealand
The Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council (ANZPAC) assesses the qualifications and skills of overseas trained NZ registration applicants, on behalf of the Podiatrists Board of New Zealand. This process needs to be completed before any registration application can be considered.
When your qualification and skills assessment has been completed successfully, ANZPAC will provide you with a letter that you must provide to the Board with your registration application.
Applicants with ANZPAC approval must have:
- graduated within three years of the date of their application for registration in NZ, and be registered in the country where they gained their qualification, or
- practised within the past three years of the date of their application for registration in NZ.
Applicants without ANZPAC prior approval must re-train in New Zealand for the 3 year degree of Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) in order to register in New Zealand.
Please refer to this payment form for the Board fees.
Annual Practising Certificates:
- You must be registered and hold a current Annual Practising Certificate (APC) to be able to practice in New Zealand.
- All first time APC applicants must hold a current CPR certificate to be eligible for an APC.