Document Library

ABFAS encourages prospective candidates to familiarize themselves with the relevant documents before they begin the online application process.  Our documents contain the specific requirements and step-by-step instructions to apply for an examination. 

We revise the documents annually and publish new editions in October. Candidates may use only the ABFAS document specific to the year that they are taking the examination.

Board Qualification Document

Information and Requirements for Part 1 Board Qualification

Board Certification Document

Information and Requirements for Board Certification

ABFAS Document 111

Information and Requirements for Diplomate Maintenance of Certification (Self-assessment). Relevant for ABFAS members certified in Foot and Ankle and Those Seeking Conversion

ABFAS Document 112

Information and Requirements: Diplomate Maintenance of Certification (Recertification)

ABFAS Document 500

Examination Content for Board Qualified, Certification, In-training, Recertification, and SAE Examinations

In-training Examination Guide for Residency Directors 

Qualification-Certification Chart by Residency Type

Part I Examination Flowchart

Part II Examination Flowchart

ABFAS Advertising Policies

ADA Special Accommodations Form-New Requests

ADA Special Accommodations Form-Subsequent Requests


Online Study Guide 

Sample Hospital/Surgical Center Privilege Letter 

Changes to the ABFAS Certification Process (Effective September 2020)

Exam Registration Instructions

Exam Scheduling Instructions 

Sample Case Review Facility Audit Case List

Practice Exams and Study Guide