National Board Exams

Students enrolled in any of the 9 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. More information about the NBPME can be found on their website at

For more information about the all 3 parts of the APMLE, including registration materials and practice tests, please visit

NBPME Liaison, Chris Girgis, can be reached at

Prometric Presentation: Test development process review (March 2016)

APMLE Exam Dates

Part I Test Date                                                                        

July 2, 2018

Online Registration Available: May 1, 2018
Registration Deadline: June 25, 2018

October 2, 2018
Online Registration Available: August 31, 2018
Registration Deadline: September 25, 2018

Part I Test Date

May 2, 2018

Online Registration Available: March 8, 2018
Registration Deadline: April 26, 2018

CSPE Exam Dates

Part II Test Date

August 1- October 26, 2017 
Online Registration Available: April 3, 2017
Registration Deadline: July 11, 2017 

Part II Test Retake

February 19-23, 2019
Online Registration Available: February 1, 2019 with score release
Registration Deadline: February 6, 2019

**Part III

June 6, 2018
Online Registration Available: April 2, 2018
Registration Deadline: May 30, 2018

December 5, 2018
Online Registration Available: October 1, 2018
Registration Deadline: November 28, 2018

**State Board Deadlines Differ (Check with the State Board. A directory is listed in the Candidate Bulletin)**

"The American Podiatric Medical Students’ Association is the national, student-led organization that serves as the collective voice for all podiatric medical students. We are committed to the protection and advancement of student rights and interests by advocating in legislative and educational arenas. We provide resources to our members to assist them throughout their education as they transition into podiatric residents and physicians."