Click on the appropriate tab below to see the Renewal Requirements, Process, Fees and Continuing Education (CE) for Orthotist.
Current licenses expire at midnight, Eastern Time, on November 30, 2019.
To ensure you receive your renewal notification from the department, your current mailing address must be on file. Failure to renew an active or inactive license by the expiration date will result in the license being placed in delinquent status. Failure by a delinquent licensee to renew before the expiration of the current licensure cycle renders the license null and void without any further action by the board or the department.
A licensee who remains on inactive status for more than two consecutive biennial licensure cycles and who wishes to reactivate the license may be required to demonstrate the competency to resume active practice by sitting for a special purpose examination or by completing other reactivation requirements.
Licensees requesting to reactivate their license from inactive or retired status are required to pay additional fees and comply with specific continuing education requirements. Please contact the board office at firstname.lastname@example.org to request your reactivation requirements.
If you are reactivating your license, please refer to the Laws & Rules governing your practice for additional requirements.
The department will renew your license upon receipt of:
- Completed renewal application
- Required fees
At least 90 days before your license expires, the department will mail you a renewal notification postcard to your last known mailing address of record. You will have until midnight on the day your license expires to renew. Failure to renew an active or inactive license by the expiration date will result in the license being placed in delinquent status. Failure by a delinquent licensee to become active or inactive before the expiration of the current licensure cycle renders the license null and void without any further action by the board or the department.
- Go to www.flhealthsource.gov and click the “Renew A License” button.
- Enter your Personal Identifying Information (PII), then click the Login button.
- Confirm or update your MQA Services Account email address, then click the “Continue” button.
- You are now in the Dashboard. During renewals, a “Renew My License” option will populate no later than 90 days prior to your license expiration date. (Note: If you do not see the “Renew My License” option, please check back at a later time.)
*** If the “PII Failed” screen displays, click the “Other Login Option” button and enter your existing User ID and password to access your account.***
- The process of renewing a license and receiving a printed license in the mail may take 7-10 business days. Initiating contact to confirm the receipt of fees or the status of your license prior to this time will not expedite the renewal process.
- You may renew online if you have a credit or debit card to complete the transaction. Please note that you can now renew online, print a copy of your application summary and mail it with your cashier’s check or money order to: Division of Medical Quality Assurance
P.O. Box 6320
Tallahassee, FL 32314-6320
- If you are renewing your license after the expiration date and your status still indicates Clear/Active or Clear/Inactive, you will be assessed a delinquency fee. The delinquency fee will be in addition to your renewal fees.
- If your license was Delinquent/Active or Delinquent/Inactive before the renewal deadline, it will be moved to Null and Void status after the renewal deadline. A Null & Void license cannot be reactivated. If you wish to be licensed in Florida and have a Null & Void license you will need to reapply for licensure.
- A licensee whose license is in inactive status for more than two consecutive biennial licensure cycles may be required to demonstrate competency to resume active practice before reactivating the license. Sitting for a special purpose examination or by completing other reactivation requirements may be required.
Note: Report continuing education credits to the Department of Health through our CE tracking system at www.cebroker.com. Do not submit certificates of completion of continuing education hours.
If you are renewing online and need to change your name, please follow these instructions prior to renewing your license:
Name changes require legal documentation showing the name change. Please log into your MQA Online Services Portal account to submit your request and enter your full name as it appears on your legal documentation. If you are submitting your request online, please attach/upload supporting documents, which must be one of the following:
- A copy of a state issued marriage license that includes the original signature and seal from the clerk of the court
- A divorce decree showing the name change
- A court order showing the name change (Adoption, legal name change, federal identity change)
- A copy of a certificate of naturalization or H1B Employment Visa (Note: Foreign applicants and/or licensees may not have state issued documents)
Any one of these will be accepted unless the department has a question about the authenticity of the document.
NOTE: Please allow 5-7 business days for your request to be processed. If you are requesting a name change outside of renewal and wish to receive a new license reflecting the name change, you must request a duplicate license and pay the $25.00 fee.
Certified check or money order should be made payable to the Florida Department of Health.
If renewing BEFORE your license expires, your fees will be:
|Active to Active||$405.00|
|Inactive to Inactive||$405.00|
|Active to Inactive||$405.00|
|Inactive to Active||$905.00|
|Active to Retired||$55.00|
|Inactive to Retired||$55.00|
If renewing AFTER your license expires, your fees will be:
|Active to Active||$905.00|
|Inactive to Inactive||$905.00|
|Active to Inactive||$1,405.00|
|Inactive to Active||$1,905.00|
|Active to Retired||$1,055.00|
|Inactive to Retired||$1,055.00|
If renewing 120 day Notified Delinquent, your fees will be:
|Active to Active||$1,310.00|
|Inactive to Inactive||$1,310.00|
|Active to Inactive||$1,310.00|
|Inactive to Active||$1,810.00|
|Active to Retired||$960.00|
|Inactive to Retired||$960.00|
Licenses become Null & Void1 on December 1, 2019.
By submitting the appropriate renewal fees to the department, a licensee acknowledges compliance with all requirements for renewal, including continuing education.
A licensee who remains on inactive status for more than two consecutive biennial licensure cycles and who wishes to reactivate the license may be required to demonstrate competency to resume active practice by sitting for a special purpose examination or by completing other reactivation requirements.
1Null & Void -The licensed practitioner failed to renew their licensure status for two renewal cycles, resulting in their license expiring.
Continuing Education (CE) Requirements
|Required Subject Area||Required Number of Hours||Important Information|
|General Hours||25||Can be approved by FAOP, ABC or Board approved courses listed in CEBroker|
|Medical Error||1||Medical Error must be Board approved|
|Laws and Rules||2||Laws and Rules must be Board approved|
|HIV/AIDS||1||HIV/AIDS must be Board approved|
|CPR Course||1||CPR must be approved by the American Heart Association, American Safety and Health Institute or the American Red Cross|
First Biennium Renewal: Orthotists renewing a license for the first time are only required to complete 1 hour of Board approved medical error
Board Rule Approved Providers
- Florida Board approved courses can be found at www.cebroker.com
- Courses offered by the FAOP and the ABC are approved for general hours
- Courses offered by a regionally accredited college or university
Other Methods of Obtaining Continuing Education per Biennium
- 5 hours of Risk Management (general) continuing education for attending a Board meeting
- If you are licensed in more than one of the below you are required to have a total of 30 hours: Othotists, Prosthetists, Pedorthists, Orthotic Fitters and Orthotic Fitter Assistants
There is no limit on the number of correspondence courses that a licensee can take, with the exception of videocassette courses, which shall not exceed 5 hours per subject.
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