The Differences Between ABFAS & ACFAS

Board vs College. What's the difference?

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:

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

Contact ACFAS to:

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

Contact Information: |

(773) 693-9300

8752 W. Higgins Road, Suite 555

Chicago, IL 60631