The ACCPPS is a Michigan not-for-profit corporation launched as an autonomous certification board in 1987. This board was created to provide a route to certification in surgery for all podiatrists who are able to pass the ACCPPS’ rigorous but fair written certification examination, and obtain favorable ACCPPS review on seventy-five diverse surgical cases of their own experience. Certification is open to all applicants who meet these and appropriate licensing criteria, without regard to their professional affiliations. Residency training is required for all applicants who earned their degrees after 1991. The ACCPPS has certified over 1000 podiatrists nationally.
The ACCPPS is committed to improving the quality and delivery of podiatric services for the betterment of the public health and welfare, to advancing art and science of podiatric medicine and surgery, to stimulate further growth of the specialty profession of podiatry, and to eliminate unnecessarily restrictive and unfair administrative obstacles to these goals. Although our credential is accepted in many hospitals and MCO’s, we are aggressively campaigning for increased recognition in those institutions. Our efforts have led to changes in the certification processes of other certification boards and in the regulations of some state licensing boards.
We invite you to explore our web site to learn more about the ACCPPS and its activities.