Document Library

ABFAS encourages prospective candidates to familiarize themselves with the relevant documents before they begin the online application process.  Our documents contain the specific requirements and step-by-step instructions to apply for an examination. 

We revise the documents annually and publish new editions in October.  Candidates may use only the ABFAS document specific to the year that they are taking the examination.

ABFAS Document 110

Requirements for Board Certification, Part I and Part II.

ABFAS Document 111

Information and Requirements for Diplomate Maintenance of Certification (Self-assessment). Relevant for ABFAS members certified in Foot and Ankle and Those Seeking Conversion

ABFAS Document 112

Information and Requirements: Diplomate Maintenance of Certification (Recertification)

ABFAS Document 220

Instructions for Selecting Procedures and Submitting Case Documentation.

ABFAS Document 500

Examination Content for Board Qualified, Certification, In-training, Recertification, and SAE Examinations

ABFAS Document 501

Effect of Passing/Failing Sections of the Part I Certification in Foot Surgery Examination

ABFAS Document 502

Effects of Passing/Failing Sections of the Part I Certification in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery Examination.

ABFAS Document 600

Ending Access to Board Certification by Candidates without Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME)-approved Three-year Residency.

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All diplomates issued a time-limited certificate are required to participate in the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program to maintain certification.

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Practice Exams and Study Guide

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