Getting Started

ABFAS is the only foot and ankle surgery certification board recognized by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education through the Joint Committee on the Recognition of Specialty Boards. The American Podiatric Medical Association delegated responsibility to recognize specialty certifying boards in podiatry to the Council.

In order to request verifications, credentialers need to use our online verification system. First-time users of the system should contact ABFAS to receive an account ID and account password. Call 415-553-3084.

You can pay for individual verifications using our online system ($35). To pay by mail, download our Individual Status Verification Payment form ($42). 

To purchase a block of 15 verifications ($35 each) for $525 download the Block Verification Payment form and if paying by credit card, email or fax to ABFAS. If paying by check, please mail the form with your payment.

Questions? Call 415-553-3084 or email us:

Physician Status

  • Board Qualified

    Passed the written examination for certification in Foot Surgery or reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle surgery.

  • Board Certified

    Completed Computer-based Patient Simulation (CBPS) examinations along with appropriate residency and case requirements.

Need Assistance?

For assistance or to create an account please call 415-553-3084 or send an email to