Effective in 2017, ABFAS will replace the current recertification process with Maintenance of Certification (MOC).
If you apply for recertification in 2017 and thereafter, these will be the requirements:
- Maintain a valid, unrestricted podiatric license in the United States or Canada.
- Maintain active surgical privileges at either an accredited hospital or surgical center.
- Obtain 200 continuing education credits (Category 1 or CPME-approved) per 10-year-cycle.
- Take a secure examination consisting of the fundamental diagnostic skills, medical knowledge and clinical judgment to provide quality care every ten-year certification cycle.
Read the MOC program documents here:
ABFAS 111-2018 Maintenance of Certification (SAE) for Diplomates with Lifetime Certificates
ABFAS 112-2018 Maintenance of Certification Program for Time-Limited Certificates