National Board Exams

Students enrolled in any of the colleges of podiatric medicine are required to pass Parts I & II of the American Podiatric Medical Licensing Exam (APMLE) series before beginning residency training. Part III of the APMLE is taken during residency. The APMLE series is overseen by the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners (NBPME).

For more information about all 3 parts of the APMLE, including registration materials, practice tests, FAQs, exam dates, and much more, visit

2023 Important NBPME Updates

NBPME is planning to switch to a new testing service provider called “Meazure Learning.”

The change is projected to take full effect in May 2024. The Class of 2024 will take Boards Parts 3 via Meazure Learning. The Class of 2025 will continue to go through Prometric for Boards Part 1 then transition to Meazure Learning for Boards Part 2 and 3. The Class of 2026 will take all board exams through Meazure Learning. 

Every student (second year and above) must have ONE CMS ID number.
Please call Prometric or your Dean's office to request your ID if you no longer have access to it. 

For those who are experiencing any issues with Prometric, please note:

  • The NBPME-specific Prometric customer service number is 1-877-302-8952.
  • The Accommodations customer service number is 1-800-967-1139.
    • Please make sure you tell them that you are seeking accommodations for the APMLE Boards Part 1 exam as this number is not NBPME specific.
    • In addition to the CMS ID number, students seeking accommodations will be given an ATTN and Eligibility number. These do not replace your CMS ID number, they are only to confirm that you are eligible for accommodations.

If you are still experiencing issues, please send a screenshot of the webpage (including your name, school, and requested testing site) to your class APMSA delegate or directly to APMSA's NBPME Liaison, Mark Gabriel, at [email protected]

The correct URL to access a student’s account is:

APMLE Part I Preparatory Resources

For helpful preparatory resources published by APMSA as well as links to useful tools, please click below.  

APMSA's Preparatory Guide
General Resources
Anatomy & Lower Extremity Anatomy
Microbiology/Immunology, Pathology & Pharmacology

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