The Differences Between ABFAS and ACFAS

Board vs. College - what's the difference?

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American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS)

ABFAS is the organization that administers board certification exams and recertification for foot & ankle surgeons. The Council on Podiatric Medical Education, through the JCRSB, recognizes ABFAS as the only certifying body for foot & ankle surgeons. ABFAS develops the policies for board certification.

ABFAS Provides:

  • Board certification and recertification examinations 
  • Certification requirements 
  • Single-source credentials verification

Contact ABFAS to:

  • Learn about qualifications for becoming certified
  • See the current schedule for available examinations
  • Register to take Part I & Part II examinations
  • Understand case requirements for certification
  • Submit cases for the Part II examination
  • Find practice examinations
  • Find out about the recertification timeline and requirements

Contact Information: |
(415) 553-7800
445 Fillmore Street
San Fransisco, CA 94117

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS)

ACFAS is the professional society for foot & ankle surgeons providing education, advocacy, research and community to advance the profession of foot and ankle surgery.

ACFAS Provides:

  • CECH programs 
  • Health policy & advocacy 
  • Research opportunities
  • Practice management information 
  • Consumer/patient education 
  • The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery (JFAS)
  • A professional and collaborative community exclusively for board-certified and board-qualified foot and ankle surgeons

Contact ACFAS to:

  • Register for educational programs
  • Purchase educational resources to expand your foot & ankle surgery knowledge
  • Get involved in your ACFAS Region
  • Join or renew your annual membership
  • Connect with your fellow foot and ankle surgeons

Contact Information: |
(773) 693-9300
8752 W. Higgins Road, Suite 555
Chicago, IL 60631