Credentialing and Privileging Assistance

The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons stands unequivocally in support of the concept that any credentialing process for privileges in the specialty of foot and ankle surgery should be uniformly applied to all surgeons regardless of medical degree.

The Privileging Toolkit was developed by the ACFAS Health Policy Committee and individual members who have overcome barriers in their own practice settings. The purpose of these documents is to aid ACFAS Members who are faced with a problem in obtaining or modifying practice privileges.

In addition to the documents listed below, members can pose questions to the ACFAS Credentialing and Privileging Advisory Team (CPAT). CPAT is comprised of 10 specially trained and experienced peer mentors. If you are encountering difficulty in credentialing or privileging, please send a detailed email outlining your particular situation to, and one or more members of the team will contact you.