Why ABFAS Board Certification?

ABFAS Board Certification communicates, both to your colleagues and patients, that you have made the effort to be a better surgeon. In fact, in a recent survey, patients rated Board Certification the most important factor in selecting a foot and ankle surgeon.

In addition, ABFAS Board Certification is a prerequisite for surgical privileges at many hospitals and for some insurance companies, and many larger medical groups require ABFAS Board Certification to become a shareholder or partner. 

ABFAS continually adapts the Board Certification process to make it the best it can be to protect public health and safety—the ABFAS mission—so you can trust your credential will be portable across state lines or to new employers.

ABFAS excels at certifying highly qualified podiatrists for surgery. Your ABFAS Board Certification will provide confidence and clarity to patients and hospitals that you are a competent and trained podiatrist.

ABFAS is the only Foot and Ankle Surgery Certification Board recognized by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) through the Specialty Boards Recognition Committee (SBRC).

Learn More

If you're considering becoming an ABFAS Diplomate, we invite you to explore the requirements for Part I Board Qualification and Part II Board Certification on the ABFAS website—as well as information tailor-made for Residents.

We'd enjoy the opportunity to discuss the process with you. If you'd like to speak with ABFAS staff, scroll to the bottom of this webpage for our email address and phone number.


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