All ABFAS certified foot and ankle surgeons must maintain an active license and hold hospital privileges.
ABFAS board certified foot and ankle surgeons can hold the following certificates:
Ambulatory – A podiatric surgeon who was certified by the American Board of Ambulatory Surgery board before it joined with ABFAS.
Foot and Ankle Surgery – A podiatric surgeon who became ABFAS certified pre-1991.
Foot – A podiatric surgeon who, post-1991, passed the ABFAS certification foot surgery examinations.
Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle (RRA) – A podiatric surgeon who is certified in foot surgery and has also passed the RRA surgery certification examinations.
Surgically Inactive – ABFAS subcategory for a certified podiatrist engaged in the active practice of podiatry but who no longer has an active surgical practice.