2019-2020 Examination Dates & Deadlines

ABFAS will post your exam results to your profile page 6-8 weeks after the end of the exam period.
        We will notify you via email when the results are posted.
 For example, if you take the Self-assessment exam, the last day of the exam period is February 15 and we will notify you of your results 6-8 weeks after that date.

Examinations Registration
Start
Registration
End
Last Day to Withdraw
without Penalty
Examination
Period
In-training Examination 07/01/2019 08/30/2019 09/13/2019 09/16/2019 — 09/21/2019
Part I Foot Surgery Didactic 08/15/2019 10/04/2019 10/11/2019 10/18/2019 — 10/18/2019
Part I Foot Surgery CBPS 08/15/2019 10/04/2019 10/11/2019 10/18/2019 — 10/18/2019
Part I RRA Surgery Didactic 08/15/2019 10/04/2019 10/11/2019 10/18/2019 — 10/18/2019
Part I RRA Surgery CBPS 08/15/2019 10/04/2019 10/11/2019 10/18/2019 — 10/18/2019
Self-assessment 11/04/2019 01/17/2020 01/24/2020 01/31/2020 — 02/15/2020
Foot Recertification 11/04/2019 01/17/2020 01/24/2020 01/31/2020 — 02/15/2020
RRA Recertification 11/04/2019 01/17/2020 01/24/2020 01/31/2020 — 02/01/2020
Part I RRA Surgery CBPS 11/04/2019 02/26/2020 03/04/2020 03/11/2020 — 03/11/2020
Part I Foot Surgery Didactic 11/04/2019 02/26/2020 03/04/2020 03/11/2020 — 03/11/2020
Part I Foot Surgery CBPS 11/04/2019 02/26/2020 03/04/2020 03/11/2020 — 03/11/2020
Part I RRA Surgery Didactic 11/04/2019 02/26/2020 03/04/2020 03/11/2020 — 03/11/2020
Part II Foot Surgery CBPS 11/04/2019 04/29/2020 05/06/2020 05/13/2020 — 05/13/2020
Part II RRA Surgery CBPS 11/04/2019 04/29/2020 05/06/2020 05/13/2020 — 05/13/2020
Examinations
In-training Examination
Registration Start 07/01/2019
Registration End 08/30/2019
Last Day to Withdraw Without Penalty 09/13/2019
Examination Period 09/16/2019 — 09/21/2019
Part I Foot Surgery Didactic
Registration Start 08/15/2019
Registration End 10/04/2019
Last Day to Withdraw Without Penalty 10/11/2019
Examination Period 10/18/2019 — 10/18/2019
Part I Foot Surgery CBPS
Registration Start 08/15/2019
Registration End 10/04/2019
Last Day to Withdraw Without Penalty 10/11/2019
Examination Period 10/18/2019 — 10/18/2019
Part I RRA Surgery Didactic
Registration Start 08/15/2019
Registration End 10/04/2019
Last Day to Withdraw Without Penalty 10/11/2019
Examination Period 10/18/2019 — 10/18/2019
Part I RRA Surgery CBPS
Registration Start 08/15/2019
Registration End 10/04/2019
Last Day to Withdraw Without Penalty 10/11/2019
Examination Period 10/18/2019 — 10/18/2019
Self-assessment
Registration Start 11/04/2019
Registration End 01/17/2020
Last Day to Withdraw Without Penalty 01/24/2020
Examination Period 01/31/2020 — 02/15/2020
Foot Recertification
Registration Start 11/04/2019
Registration End 01/17/2020
Last Day to Withdraw Without Penalty 01/24/2020
Examination Period 01/31/2020 — 02/15/2020
RRA Recertification
Registration Start 11/04/2019
Registration End 01/17/2020
Last Day to Withdraw Without Penalty 01/24/2020
Examination Period 01/31/2020 — 02/01/2020
Part I RRA Surgery CBPS
Registration Start 11/04/2019
Registration End 02/26/2020
Last Day to Withdraw Without Penalty 03/04/2020
Examination Period 03/11/2020 — 03/11/2020
Part I Foot Surgery Didactic
Registration Start 11/04/2019
Registration End 02/26/2020
Last Day to Withdraw Without Penalty 03/04/2020
Examination Period 03/11/2020 — 03/11/2020
Part I Foot Surgery CBPS
Registration Start 11/04/2019
Registration End 02/26/2020
Last Day to Withdraw Without Penalty 03/04/2020
Examination Period 03/11/2020 — 03/11/2020
Part I RRA Surgery Didactic
Registration Start 11/04/2019
Registration End 02/26/2020
Last Day to Withdraw Without Penalty 03/04/2020
Examination Period 03/11/2020 — 03/11/2020
Part II Foot Surgery CBPS
Registration Start 11/04/2019
Registration End 04/29/2020
Last Day to Withdraw Without Penalty 05/06/2020
Examination Period 05/13/2020 — 05/13/2020
Part II RRA Surgery CBPS
Registration Start 11/04/2019
Registration End 04/29/2020
Last Day to Withdraw Without Penalty 05/06/2020
Examination Period 05/13/2020 — 05/13/2020

2020 CASE REVIEW TIMELINE

November 4, 2019 

Case Review Registration Opens
December 6, 2019 Case Review Registration Closes
December 10, 2019 ABFAS sends candidates instructions for Facility Procedure List Attestation.
January 10, 2020 Deadline for Facility Surgical Procedure List Attestation. 
January 21, 2020 List of procedures selected for Case Review is available on the PLS website.
 March 20, 2020 Deadline for candidate submission of complete electronic case documentation.
You must submit by 11:59 pm Pacific Time on March 20, 2020.
April 23-25, 2020 Case Reviewers meet. Candidates do not attend case review. 

Fees

Application Fee
Application Fee (NON-REFUNDABLE). Paid once per calendar year based on the year the exam takes place, regardless of number of exams. If you register for both Spring and Fall exams that occur in the same calendar year, the fee is paid once in the Spring. $225.00
Written Examinations Fee
Part I Foot Surgery $425.00
Part I RRA Surgery $425.00
Computer Based Patient Simulation (CBPS) - Foot $425.00
Computer Based Patient Simulation (CBPS) - RRA $425.00
Recertification-Foot Surgery $675.00
Recertification-RRA Surgery $675.00
Self-Assessment $675.00
In-training (paid by institution) $200.00
Part II Examinations Fee
Foot Surgery CBPS Exam $425.00
Foot Surgery Case Review $475.00
RRA Surgery CBPS Exam $425.00
RRA Surgery Case Review $475.00
Late Withdrawals from Examinations Fee
Foot Surgery (Part 1 or Part II)- one exam $150.00
RRA Surgery (Part I or Part II)- one exam $150.00
Foot Surgery (Part I or Part II)- 2 or more exams $250.00
RRA Surgery (Part I or Part II)- 2 or more exams $250.00
Foot Recertification $100.00
RRA Recertification $100.00
Self-Assessment $100.00
Refunds are only for exam fees. The Application fee is nonrefundable. Requests to withdraw must be received and approved by ABFAS no less than seventy-two (72) hours prior to the scheduled exam start time (local Testing Center time). No exam fee refunds will be authorized after that time. Candidates who do not appear for an examination and have not withdrawn by the deadline will forfeit all fees paid.
Annual Fees Fee
Board Qualified $205.00
Board Certified $350.00
Late Fee (after September 30) $100.00
Special Fees Fee
Reinstatement Fee-Board Qualified $100.00
Reinstatement Fee-Board Certified $200.00
Self-Assessment Noncompliance Fee $500.00
Reestablish Certification $1,000.00

2019 Exam Registration Close Dates

  • Aug 30 In-training Exam 2019 Registration Closes
  • Oct 04 Fall 2019 Part I Foot/RRA Exams Didactic & CBPS Registration Closes
  • Dec 06 2020 Case Review Registration Closes
  • Jan 17 2020 Foot Recert, RRA Recert, SAE Registration Closes
  • Feb 26 Spring 2020 Part I Foot/RRA Exams Didactic & CBPS Registration Closes
  • Apr 29 2020 Part II Foot/RRA CBPS Registration Closes