2017 and 2018 Examination Dates & Deadlines

ABFAS will post your exam results to your profile page 6-8 weeks after the end of the exam period.
        We will notify you via email when the results are posted.
 For example, if you take the Self-assessment exam, the last day of the exam period is February 16 and we will notify you of your results 6-8 weeks after that date.

Examinations Registration
Start
Registration
End
Last Day to Withdraw
without Penalty
Examination
Period
RRA Recertification 11/01/2017 01/18/2018 01/25/2018 02/01/2018 — 02/02/2018
Foot Recertification 11/01/2017 01/18/2018 01/25/2018 02/01/2018 — 02/16/2018
Self-assessment 11/01/2017 01/18/2018 01/25/2018 02/01/2018 — 02/16/2018
Part I Foot Surgery Didactic 11/01/2017 02/26/2018 03/05/2018 03/12/2018 — 03/12/2018
Part I Foot Surgery CBPS 11/01/2017 02/26/2018 03/05/2018 03/12/2018 — 03/12/2018
Part I RRA Surgery Didactic 11/01/2017 02/26/2018 03/05/2018 03/12/2018 — 03/12/2018
Part I RRA Surgery CBPS 11/01/2017 02/26/2018 03/05/2018 03/12/2018 — 03/12/2018
Part II Foot Surgery CBPS 11/01/2017 04/25/2018 05/02/2018 05/09/2018 — 05/09/2018
Part II RRA Surgery CBPS 11/01/2017 04/25/2018 05/02/2018 05/09/2018 — 05/09/2018
In-training 08/01/2018 09/06/2018 09/13/2018 09/20/2018 — 09/26/2018
Part I Foot Surgery Didactic 08/15/2018 10/01/2018 10/08/2018 10/15/2018 — 10/15/2018
Part I Foot Surgery CBPS 08/15/2018 10/01/2018 10/08/2018 10/15/2018 — 10/15/2018
Part I RRA Surgery Didactic 08/15/2018 10/01/2018 10/08/2018 10/15/2018 — 10/15/2018
Part I RRA Surgery CBPS 08/15/2018 10/01/2018 10/08/2018 10/15/2018 — 10/15/2018
Examinations
RRA Recertification
Registration Start 11/01/2017
Registration End 01/18/2018
Last Day to Withdraw Without Penalty 01/25/2018
Examination Period 02/01/2018 — 02/02/2018
Foot Recertification
Registration Start 11/01/2017
Registration End 01/18/2018
Last Day to Withdraw Without Penalty 01/25/2018
Examination Period 02/01/2018 — 02/16/2018
Self-assessment
Registration Start 11/01/2017
Registration End 01/18/2018
Last Day to Withdraw Without Penalty 01/25/2018
Examination Period 02/01/2018 — 02/16/2018
Part I Foot Surgery Didactic
Registration Start 11/01/2017
Registration End 02/26/2018
Last Day to Withdraw Without Penalty 03/05/2018
Examination Period 03/12/2018 — 03/12/2018
Part I Foot Surgery CBPS
Registration Start 11/01/2017
Registration End 02/26/2018
Last Day to Withdraw Without Penalty 03/05/2018
Examination Period 03/12/2018 — 03/12/2018
Part I RRA Surgery Didactic
Registration Start 11/01/2017
Registration End 02/26/2018
Last Day to Withdraw Without Penalty 03/05/2018
Examination Period 03/12/2018 — 03/12/2018
Part I RRA Surgery CBPS
Registration Start 11/01/2017
Registration End 02/26/2018
Last Day to Withdraw Without Penalty 03/05/2018
Examination Period 03/12/2018 — 03/12/2018
Part II Foot Surgery CBPS
Registration Start 11/01/2017
Registration End 04/25/2018
Last Day to Withdraw Without Penalty 05/02/2018
Examination Period 05/09/2018 — 05/09/2018
Part II RRA Surgery CBPS
Registration Start 11/01/2017
Registration End 04/25/2018
Last Day to Withdraw Without Penalty 05/02/2018
Examination Period 05/09/2018 — 05/09/2018
In-training
Registration Start 08/01/2018
Registration End 09/06/2018
Last Day to Withdraw Without Penalty 09/13/2018
Examination Period 09/20/2018 — 09/26/2018
Part I Foot Surgery Didactic
Registration Start 08/15/2018
Registration End 10/01/2018
Last Day to Withdraw Without Penalty 10/08/2018
Examination Period 10/15/2018 — 10/15/2018
Part I Foot Surgery CBPS
Registration Start 08/15/2018
Registration End 10/01/2018
Last Day to Withdraw Without Penalty 10/08/2018
Examination Period 10/15/2018 — 10/15/2018
Part I RRA Surgery Didactic
Registration Start 08/15/2018
Registration End 10/01/2018
Last Day to Withdraw Without Penalty 10/08/2018
Examination Period 10/15/2018 — 10/15/2018
Part I RRA Surgery CBPS
Registration Start 08/15/2018
Registration End 10/01/2018
Last Day to Withdraw Without Penalty 10/08/2018
Examination Period 10/15/2018 — 10/15/2018

2017-2018 CASE REVIEW TIMELINE

November 1, 2017

Registration opens.

December 8, 2017

Registration closes.

December 12, 2017

ABFAS sends candidates instructions for Verification of Surgical Privileges, 
Facility Surgical Privileges, and Facility Surgical Procedure List Attestation.  

January 5, 2018

Deadline for Facility Surgical Procedure List Attestation.

January 22, 2018

ABFAS notifies candidates that the list of procedures selected for complete 
documentation is available on the PLS site.

 March 9, 2018 Deadline for candidate submission of complete electronic case documentation.
You must submit by 11:59 pm Pacific Time on March 9, 2018.

Fees

Application Fee
Application Fee (NON-REFUNDABLE). Paid once per calendar year based on the year the exam takes place, regardless of number of exams. If you register for both Spring and Fall exams that occur in the same calendar year, the fee is paid once in the Spring. $225.00
Written Examinations Fee
Part I Foot Surgery $425.00
Part I RRA Surgery $425.00
Computer Based Patient Simulation (CBPS) - Foot $425.00
Computer Based Patient Simulation (CBPS) - RRA $425.00
Recertification-Foot Surgery $675.00
Recertification-RRA Surgery $675.00
Self-Assessment $675.00
In-training (paid by institution) $200.00
Part II Examinations Fee
Foot Surgery CBPS Exam $425.00
Foot Surgery Case Review $475.00
RRA Surgery CBPS Exam $425.00
RRA Surgery Case Review $475.00
Late Withdrawals from Examinations Fee
Foot Surgery-Part 1 or Part II $150.00
Foot Surgery-Both Part I and Part II $250.00
RRA Surgery-Part I or Part II $150.00
RRA Surgery-Both Part I and Part II $250.00
Computer Based Patient Simulation (CBPS) $150.00
Recertification-Foot Surgery or RRA Surgery $100.00
Self-Assessment $100.00
Annual Fees Fee
Board Qualified $205.00
Board Certified $350.00
Suspension Fee (after October 15) $50.00
Special Fees Fee
Reinstatement Fee-Board Qualified $100.00
Reinstatement Fee-Board Certified $200.00
Self-Assessment Noncompliance Fee $500.00
Reestablish Certification $1,000.00

2017-2018 Exam Registration Close Dates

  • Dec 08 Spring 2018 Case Review Registration Closes
  • Jan 18 Spring 2018 Foot Recert, RRA Recert, SAE Registration Closes
  • Feb 26 Spring 2018 Part I Foot/RRA Exams Didactic & CBPS Registration Closes
  • Apr 25 Spring 2018 Part II Foot/RRA CBPS Registration Closes
  • Sep 06 In-training Exam 2018 Registration Closes
  • Oct 01 Fall 2018 Part I Foot/RRA Exams Didactic & CBPS Registration Closes