Who is the licensing body responsible for Podiatrists in Alberta?

In Alberta, only registered members of the College of Podiatric Physicians of Alberta may call themselves Podiatrists.

What are the licensure requirements for internationally educated Podiatrists?

For complete information on licensure, visit the Foreign Trained page on the Alberta Podiatry Association website.

What are the educational requirements for Podiatrists in Alberta?

Note: Licensing bodies compare international education and experience to Canadian standards. 

All podiatrists in Alberta must hold a degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) from an accredited institution in the United States. 

What supports are available to support internationally educated health professionals to integrate into the Canadian labour force?

Directions for Immigrants, Clear Communication for Health Professionals 

Developed for health care professionals, Clear Communication for Health Professionals is a facilitated study group that focuses on the essence of effective communication in a health care setting. Participants will learn more about Canadian workplace culture, developing effective listening skills and other techniques designed to help you succeed in the workplace. Please visit the Job Success Groups tab on the Study Groups page.

What information resources are available for Podiatrists in Alberta?

College of Podiatric Physicians of Alberta 

Additional Occupational Information 

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