Each year when you pay your annual renewal fee, you are attesting, or certifying, that you are in compliance with all ARDMS rules and compliance policies and are in good standing with the ARDMS.
Important Update for Physicians: ARDMS has introduced a companion certification council for physicians – the Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement (APCA)! Please read the post below about what APCA means for you.
By paying the annual renewal fee, a Registrant attests that he/she:
(a) is in compliance with all ARDMS rules and compliance policies, including the self-reporting
(b) has accrued or will have accrued, by the end of the appropriate three-year CME period, the required
number of ARDMS-accepted CME credit hours;
(c) has not been disciplined by a state licensing board, state or federal agency, national professional
association, or accrediting body (not previously reported to ARDMS*);
(d) has not been convicted of, found guilty for and/or pleaded nolo contendere to any crime (felony and/or
misdemeanor) other than a speeding or parking violation (not previously reported to ARDMS*); and
(e) will continue to comply on an ongoing basis with all ARDMS rules and compliance policies, which may
be amended from time to time without prior notice.
* Notice regarding previously unreported violations of the ARDMS Compliance Policies: If you have a previously unreported violation of the ARDMS Compliance Policies to report, you must report the violation by e-mail to the ARDMS Compliance Department at Compliance@ARDMS.org before paying your 2017 annual renewal fee. After sending your e-mail notification you may remit payment of the renewal fee, however review of the violation matter you have reported will continue in accordance with the ARDMS Compliance Policies.
Important Update for Physicians: In June 2016 ARDMS introduced the Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement (APCA), your new exclusive certification destination. As a physician, you will now seek information, apply for, prepare for, and maintain both your APCA and ARDMS certifications through APCA.org and the new MY APCA. From this point forward all the services, reminders and notifications about both ARDMS and APCA certification(s) will now be provided to you by APCA.