Pathway to Certification

ABFAS Pathway to Certification for Board Certified candidates

From Board Certified Candidates to Diplomates: Detailed Pathway to Certification

 

Students
Residents
Board Qualified Candidates
Board Certified Candidates
ABFAS Diplomates

Graduate from a CPME accredited 4-year podiatric college

Focus on gaining a high GPA

Consider extra-curricular activities

Research residency programs to find the best fit for you

Complete a CPME accredited 3-year minimum residency program

Practice with the ABFAS In-training Examination (ITE).  Passing ITE in final residency year can count towards Board Qualification (with payment of board qualification fee).

Log cases in PRR and meet MAV diversity requirements

 

 

Successful Completion of Part I Board Qualification Examinations

  • Part I Foot Surgery Didactic
  • Part I Foot Surgery CBPS
  • Part I RRA Surgery Didactic (if pursuing)
  • Part I RRA Surgery CBPS (if pursuing)

Submit the following to ABFAS:

  • Residency Completion Certificate
  • Active, unrestricted, state podiatric medical license
  • Proof of surgical hospital privileges

Once Qualified, pay the ABFAS Annual Fee

Candidates should log all cases in PLS for which they are the surgeon of record starting from residency completion until the passing of Case Review.

 

Successfully Complete Board Certification Examinations

  • Part II Foot Surgery Case Review
  • Part II Foot Surgery CBPS
  • Part II RRA Surgery Case Review (if pursuing)
  • Part II RRA Surgery CBPS (if pursuing)

Submit the following to ABFAS:

  • Active, unrestricted, state podiatric medical license
  • Proof of surgical hospital privileges

Once Certified, pay the ABFAS Annual Fee

Candidates should log all cases in PLS, for which they are the surgeon of record, starting from residency completion until the passing of Case Review.