In order to request verifications, credentialers need to log in to our online verification system, which requires you to log in. 

First-time users: Please download and complete a New Verification Account Request Form and email it to

Existing users: Please log in to the online verification system. You will then be routed automatically to the first step of the verification process. 

  • How do I become a subscriber to ABFAS online verifications?


    To get started with online verifications, you will need to download and complete the New Verification Account Request Form and email it to

    If you have questions, please call 415-553-7800. 

  • How do I add additional users or remove users from my existing verification account?

    If you have an existing Verification account and would like to add additional users to your account, please download and complete the Add/Remove Verification User Request Form and email it to
  • How do I pay for verifications?


    In order to request verifications, credentialers need to use our online verification system. You must have an online account in order to access our system.  See Getting Started for details about how to establish a user verification account.

    You can pay for individual verifications using our online system ($35). To pay by mail or fax, download our Individual Status Verification Payment form ($42).

    To purchase a block of 15 verifications ($35 each) for $525 download the Block Verification Form.

    If paying by check, please mail the form with your payment.

    Send to:

    Mail: ABFAS, 445 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

    Fax: 415-553-7801

    If you have questions, please call 415-553-7800.

  • What happens when I log in for the first time?


    You will be asked to review and approve an End User License Agreement before using the ABFAS online verification system. If you approve, you will be asked to select your type of business (hospital, insurance company, verification service, etc.) and to enter your taxpayer ID. If you work for a business with multiple users, only the first person accessing the system has to supply the taxpayer ID number and business type.

  • What is the difference between Board Qualified and Board Certified?


    Board Qualified status indicates that a podiatric surgeon has passed the Part I examination(s) for certification in Foot Surgery and/or Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery, and has an active license.  Individuals who are Board Qualified are not members of the ABFAS but are “in progress.”

    Board Certified status indicates that the individual has passed Part II examinations, holds hospital privileges, and has an active license. Individuals with Board Certified status are members of ABFAS. 

Additional Questions

For additional questions or issues with the online verification process, call the ABFAS office at 415-553-7800, or email us at