The primary function of ABFAS is to certify qualified podiatric surgeons. Initially we offered a single certification in foot and ankle surgery. Today certifications may be obtained in foot surgery or foot and reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery. Prior to receiving certification, candidates must become board qualified in either foot surgery or reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery. ABFAS continues to review and change the certification exams and effective in 2015, now uses a rigorous Case Evaluation process combined with a Computer-based Patient Simulation examination.