Important Note for Physicians: In June 2016, ARDMS has introduced a companion certification council for physicians – the Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement APCATM! Please read the post below about what APCA means for you.
What happens If you miss the April 30, 2017 CME audit deadline? You are eligible for CME Reinstatement if you submit documentation and pay the $150 CME audit reinstatement fee by August 1, 2017. Otherwise, your credential(s) will be permanently revoked and:
• You will no longer be a registered ARDMS sonography professional;
• You cannot represent yourself as an ARDMS Registrant with regard to ARDMS credential(s), including any
misstatement of fact about being ARDMS certified in any specialty, to current or future employers or others;
• You will no longer be included in any listing of ARDMS Registrants, and your name will be listed as “no
longer certified” on the ARDMS website;
• You can no longer display your ARDMS credential(s) and certificate(s); and
• You will not receive any of the standard ARDMS privileges and benefits.
Please note: As part of CME Reinstatement you must send copies of 40 ARDMS-accepted CMEs if your original requirement was 30 CMEs or 80 ARDMS-accepted CMEs if your original requirement was 60 CMEs. The CMEs must be earned within your three-year CME period and by the August 1, 2017 deadline. For example, if you completed your first credential in 2013, you must show documentation for 40 (or 80) ARDMS-accepted CMEs completed between January 1, 2014 and July 31, 2017 (or the date you earned your first credential and July 31, 2017). View ARDMS.org/CME to make sure you have the correct type of CMEs for your credential(s).
Important Update for Physicians: As a physician, you now seek information, apply for, prepare for, and maintain both your APCA and ARDMS certifications through APCA.org and the new MY APCA. All the services, reminders and notifications about both ARDMS and APCA certification(s) will now be provided to you by APCA.
Make sure to add the following email address to
your address book to ensure you receive important notifications from APCA: AllianceforPhysicianCertificationandAdvancement@mail64.subscribermail.com.