Status Change Applications

Members may apply for status changes when needed. Status change applications are reviewed for approval prior to the beginning of the dues year (June 1). To apply please send your application to CPMA for processing by May 1. This will help avoid a lapse in membership.

Questions? Contact Jeannette Steed at CPMA.


5.4 Status - Download Application

A DPM for whom the payment of dues would constitute a hardship due to a temporary physical disability, illness, or other reasons as investigated and set forth by the component society. This status allows the member to be excused from payment of both component and national dues (all or a portion), for the current fiscal year.

Disabled - Download Application

A DPM who is disabled, and for whom the payment of dues would constitute a hardship. “Disabled” shall mean total disability that continuously prevents the member from carrying out substantial and material professional duties. Such members must be under the regular care of a physician, other than him- or herself, and may not derive any income or profit from any activity as a DPM.

Non-Practicing - Download Application

A DPM who has not been engaged in practice or in the dispensing of podiatric medical services for a minimum of one year (due to taking care of a family member who is ill, raising a family, etc.).

Faculty - No application required - Send letter from Department head stating position and hours worked to CPMA

A licensed DPM who is engaged primarily in a teaching or research position at a college of podiatric medicine, medical school, or academic health science center.

Senior - Download Application

A DPM who has reached the age of 62, or has been forced to curtail his or her practice because of illness, and is actively engaged in practice for no more than 20 hours per week, and has been an APMA member for 15 consecutive years.

Life - Download Application

There are three ways a DPM may qualify for Life membership:
1. has maintained APMA membership for a minimum of 15 consecutive years and is at least 65 years of age and completely retired from practice;

2. has maintained APMA membership for a minimum of 25 consecutive years and is completely retired from practice. No minimum age requirement; or

3. has maintained APMA membership for a minimum of 50 consecutive years. No minimum age requirement and the DPM may still be in practice.