The online verification system requires that you log in first. Once logged in, you will be routed automatically to the first step of the verification process. You may log in from our home page or click here to navigate to the online verification system.

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


    To get started with online verifications, you will need an account ID and password. Call 415-553-3084 or email us at

  • How do I prepay for verifications?


    Individual payments are $42 each for a written request and $35 for an individual online request. Download the Verification Payment Form and email or fax. Our fax number is 415-553-7801.

    A block of 15 verifications can be purchased for $525 ($35 each). Download the Block Verification Form and email or fax. Our fax number is 415-553-7801.

    If you have questions, call 415-553-3084 or email us at

  • 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 written examination for certification in Foot Surgery or Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery.

    Individuals who are Board Qualified are not members of the ABFAS but are considered to be “in progress.” 

    Board Qualified surgeons may not promote their status on letterhead, publications, or other advertisements.

    Board Qualified surgeons have seven years from the time they passed the examination to become certified.

    For detailed information, see Pathway to Certification.

Additional Questions

For additional questions or issues with the online verification process, call the ABFAS office at 415-553-3084, or email us at