§ 5-29-6. Qualifications of applicants.
(a) All persons subsequently desiring to commence the practice of podiatry in this state shall apply to the division of professional regulation for a license. Applicants for examination shall present to the division, at least thirty (30) days before the commencement of the examination at which he or she is to be examined, a written application on a form or forms provided by the division, together with satisfactory proof that the applicant is more than eighteen (18) years of age, is of good moral character, has obtained a certificate showing that the applicant before entering a school or college of podiatric medicine and surgery had obtained an academic education consisting of at least three (3) years of study at a duly recognized college or university. The applicant shall provide evidence of satisfactory completion of a course of study in podiatric medicine approved and accredited by the council on podiatric medical education of the American podiatric medical association.
(b) The applicant shall provide evidence that the degree doctor of podiatric medicine was conferred upon the applicant from the same college as was his or her course of study.
(c) In addition to the above requirements the applicant shall provide evidence of satisfactory completion of a minimum one year residency program as defined, recognized, and accredited by the Council on podiatric medical education of the American Podiatric Medical Association, and the program must have also been accredited by that body at the time of residency participation.
(P.L. 1988, ch. 274, § 2.)