Human Trafficking Course Requirement

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A new continuing education requirement for Podiatric Physicians AND Certified Podiatric X-Ray Assistants in Florida was implemented by the Florida Legislature in 2019. All licensed Podiatric Physicians and Certified Podiatric X-Ray Assistants were required to complete a one-hour board-approved course on Human Trafficking by January 1, 2021.

Please Note: The one-time human trafficking course is required of new Podiatric Physician and Certified Podiatric X-Ray Assistant applicants in their first renewal biennium, as well as licensees renewing to active status if the course has not already been taken. The 1-hour course is included in the 36 total general hours required. To find out more about this requirement, click HERE.

Another part of the Human Trafficking requirement includes posting a sign regarding human trafficking in a conspicuous place accessible to employees by January 1, 2021. The sign must be at least 11 x 15 inches and in at least 32-point type. The sign must contain statutorily required language and be posted in English and Spanish. The Florida Department of Health has also provided Mandarin translations of these signs for use in offices where those languages are spoken. To access PDFs of the required signage, click HERE.

To access the FPMA online Human Trafficking course, click HERE.