LEAD Continuous Certification Program


ABFAS has replaced its recertification and self-assessment examinations with the new program LEAD: Longitudinal Education and Assessment for Diplomates. Diplomates can participate now, regardless of Board Certification expiration date. If you have questions about LEAD, email lead@abfas.org or call 415.553.7800. 


Navigating the LEAD Assessment

  1. Using either Google Chrome and Apple Safari, click on the blue “Access LEAD Site” button that appears at the top of this webpage and on abfas.org.
  2. Log into the LEAD Diplomate site using your usual ABFAS website username and password. Here’s a video to show you how. If you experience login issues, review troubleshooting instructions
  3. Once you are in the system, you can view the LEAD Practice Assessment tutorial. We have videos on how to access the assessment and then how to participate in the assessment. Please take a look.
  4. To begin the current quarter's assessment, click “Open” on the assessment on the right side of your dashboard and begin answering questions. Each assessment is available only during its three-month window.

After you have answered at least one question, you can check your participation progress in LEAD by clicking on the three stacked lines in the top, lefthand corner of your LEAD assessment site, and then “Progress” to review the number of questions you have completed in each quarter. Here’s a video on how to access your LEAD Progress and History.


LEAD Program Requirements

What do you need to do for the LEAD program? How can you ensure your ABFAS certification will renew? Click through to our interactive Program Requirements tool.

Click here for your specific Program Requirements




LEAD Videos and Audio

ABFAS offers a full suite of helpful video and audio recordings to help you understand the LEAD program.

Click here for LEAD Videos and Audio



Frequently Asked Questions

ABFAS has prepared a question-and-answer webpage that lists several questions Diplomates frequently ask about the shift to the new LEAD program of Continuous Certification.

Click here for the Online FAQ