Which Exams Do I Need to Take?

ABFAS Spring 2021 Examinations


Foot Surgery Board Qualification Exams

Foot Surgery Board Qualification Exams


RRA Surgery Board Qualification Exams (Board Qualification in Foot Surgery is a prerequisite for Board Qualification in RRA Surgery)

RRA Surgery Board Qualification Exams


Foot Surgery Board Certification Exams

Foot Surgery Board Certification Exams


RRA Surgery Board Certification Exams (Board Certification in Foot Surgery is a prerequisite for Board Certification in RRA Surgery)

RRA Surgery Board Certification Exams


*     The NEW Foot Surgery CBPS: This examination supersedes Part I Foot CBPS and is required for board certification. If you previously passed Part I Foot Surgery CBPS, you must also pass the NEW Foot Surgery CBPS examination. Passage of the NEW Foot Surgery CBPS fulfills the Part II Foot Surgery CBPS examination requirement for board certification purposes.

 **    The NEW RRA Surgery CBPS: This examination supersedes Part I RRA CBPS and is required for board certification. If you previously passed Part I RRA Surgery CBPS, you must also pass the NEW RRA Surgery CBPS examination. Passage of the NEW RRA Surgery CBPS fulfills the Part II RRA Surgery CBPS examination requirement for board certification purposes.

NOTES:   

  1. Passed exam scores are valid for seven (7) years. If the failed section is not passed at the end of seven (7) years, the candidate must retake ALL sections in that exam series in order to fulfill those exam requirements.
  2. Candidates are limited to seven (7) years to achieve Board Certified status after becoming Board Qualified.

New Exam Registration Cycle

After Spring 2021, candidates who completed residency prior to 2021 will only be able to register for the Part I Board Qualification examinations in the Spring.

New Exam Registration Cycle

After Spring 2021, candidates who complete residency in 2021 and after will only be able to register for the Part I Board Qualification examinations in the Fall.

New Exam Registration Cycle


NEW BQ = new Part I exams (didactic and NEW 12 case CBPS)

Final PGY ITE can be converted to NEW BQ exam credit if passed