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8 October 2020 – International Podiatry Day

International Podiatry Day



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Become a member of the global voice of Podiatry

The FIP-IFP is made up of:

1/ Active members (professional podiatry associations)

2/ Provisional members (professional podiatry associations)

3/ Honorary members

The professional association wishing to join the FIP-IFP as a member declares that podiatry in the country the association represents fulfils the following criteria:

  1. Regulation: There is some form of legal protection protects the title of Podiatry/Podiatrist/Podiatric medicine and establishes both the minimum qualification necessary and the further requisites of training in the practice of the profession.
  2. Education is a bachelor degree or internationally recognised equivalent
  3. Recognition: Podiatry is recognised by the government as a health care profession.
  4. Licensing/registration: The professional seeking to exercise the podiatry profession will need specific authorisation to carry out the profession.
  5. Clinically Standardised profession: established on evidence-based, clinically governed practice. The podiatry profession possesses a code of conduct that specifies the deontology and ethical standards of the podiatry practice.

What if an association from one country is already involved in the FIP-IFP?

Whenever a country is already represented by one or more organizations, an application for membership by another organization must, before being submitted for approval by the Executive Board, obtain the agreement of the member organization or organizations.

What if my country/association can’t fulfil all the criteria for active membership?

Provisional membership is granted to those associations that currently fail to meet all criteria for full membership but have the intention to fulfil these criteria in the near future.

Provisional membership is granted for a period of five years, after which it is subject to renewal. Renewal shall be considered only in cases where sufficient interaction with the FIP-IFP exists, thus making further collaboration useful.

Join the 28 National Associations of Podiatry represented by the FIP-IFP and apply for membership (send an email to ! I would like to receive more information on how to become a member (fill in the form):