Promote Your Board Certification

Congratulations on attaining your ABFAS Board Certified status! This is a major professional achievement and a career milestone, and the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS) salutes foot and ankle surgeons who display the dedication and surgical knowledge necessary to achieve Board Certification.

ABFAS is proud of its Diplomates. Communicating your Board Certification to patients, employers, colleagues, and the general public will enhance your reputation and standing. 


ABFAS Advertising Policies

The Board of Directors has adopted policies to assist in communicating and advertising ABFAS status appropriately and professionally: distinct Advertising Policies for Diplomates and for those holding Board Qualified status. All advertising should convey professional values, attitudes, and demeanor. These polices can help protect and enhance the public image of foot and ankle surgery.


Diplomate Toolkit: Share your Board Certification Status

ABFAS created a toolkit of assets for Diplomates to promote their Board Certification online, in the office, and in the community. Whether you're newly Board Certified, updating your website, or developing your social media strategy, here are some tools you can use.

If your organization or practice has a communications team, coordinate with them on announcement content and promotion. When you email an announcement to media outlets, attach a high-resolution, professional headshot as a JPG. When posting an announcements to social media, be sure to tag ABFAS!

    Display Your Certificate


    In recognition of achieving Board Certified status, ABFAS will provide you with a complimentary framed certificate when you achieve Board Certification in Foot Surgery , and another if you achieve Board Certification in RRA Surgery. 


    Diplomates who complete the LEAD program requirements at the end of their Board Certification cycle will receive an updated recertification label(s) for their framed certificate which indicates that the Diplomate’s Board Certification is valid for an additional ten-year period. 

    Trademark Agreement

    Contact ABFAS to execute a trademark agreement in order to use ABFAS’ Licensed Mark and to promote your board certification.

    Trademark Agreement


    ABFAS Patient Brochure Request

    Patient Brochure

    ABFAS offers a trifold brochure to help patients understand the rigorous process involved in becoming ABFAS Board Certified and why they should opt for an ABFAS-certified podiatrist. The brochure fits in standard literature displays.

    We are pleased to offer a set of 50 brochures at no cost to all active Diplomates. Simply fill out this form to request your brochures by mail.