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Podiatric Physician

Podiatric physicians diagnose and treat ailments, diseases, deformities, and injuries of the human foot and ankle. Their goal is to help patients prevent foot-related disorders.


College of Podiatric Physicians of Alberta (CPPA)
P.O. Box 88094 Rabbit Hill RPO
Edmonton, Alberta T6R 0M5

Call: 780-977-1706


Under Alberta’s Health Professions Act [pdf] and Podiatrists Professional Regulation [pdf], registration with the College of Podiatric Physicians of Alberta (CPPA) is mandatory if you meet identified competency requirements and provide professional services directly to the public, teach the practice of the profession to members or students of the profession, or supervise registered members who provide services to the public. Registered members, who are authorized by the College, provide restricted activities specified in the Regulation. Only registered members of the CPPA may use the protected titles and designations of Podiatrist, Podiatric Surgeon, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Podiatric Physician, and D.P.M.

What You Need

To obtain a certificate of approval for registration, an applicant must have:

  • Graduated from a college of podiatric medicine approved by the Board of Examiners in Podiatry
  • Successfully completed Part 1, 2, 2 CSPE (Clinical Skills Patient Encounter), and Part 3 of the American Podiatric Medical Licensing Exam (AMPLE)
  • Completed a 2-year or greater post-graduate residency program approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education of the American Podiatric Medical Association

For more information, visit the CPPA website.

Working in Alberta

Podiatric physicians who are registered by and in good standing with a regulatory organization elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for registration in Alberta if registered podiatrists in the 2 jurisdictions have similar responsibilities and competencies. For more information, see What if I am already certified in another province or territory in Canada? and the CPPA website.

The certification information in this profile may change at any time and without notice. Before making any career decisions, we advise you to contact the regulatory organization or visit their website for the most updated information.

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