Revocation

​​​​​​​​​​​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. 

ARDMS sends Registrants many communications through multiple channels (e.g., mail, postal mail, MY ARDMS) to remind them of the need to renew their certification(s) by the renewal deadline, and to reinstate if the renewal deadline was not met.

If you still have not reinstated by the final reinstatement deadline of August 1, 2017, your certification(s) are permanently revoked, resulting in your need to retake all necessary ARDMS examinations and pay all applicable fees to regain an Active status.

Revocation means that:

     • You will no longer hold an Active Registrant status;
     • You cannot represent yourself as an ARDMS Registrant with regards to ARDMS certification,
        including any misstatement about being ARDMS certified in any specialty to current or
        future employers or others;
     • You will no longer be included in the Directory of ARDMS Registrants, and your name will be listed
        as “no longer certified" on the ARDMS website;
     • You can no longer display your ARDMS certification certificate(s); and you will not receive any of
        the standard ARDMS privileges and benefits; and
     • You will not have access to MY ARDMS or the CME Bank.

If you have questions, contact the Customer Care Team, 9 am - 4 pm EST:

Email: Renewal@ardms.org

Phone: 301-738-8401, ext. 1

Toll-free: 800-541-9754, ext. 1

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.

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 ‭(Hidden)‬ Fees and Mailing Address

You must pay the ARDMS annual renewal fee and $300 USD reinstatement fee by August 1, 2017.

ARDMS annual renewal fees are:
$75 for RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RMSKS

Please include your name and your ARDMS number on all documentation and payments, and mail to:

ARDMS
Attn: Status Reinstatement
1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 600
Rockville, MD 20852-1402

Registrant renewal fees, application fees, dues, contributions or gifts to ARDMS are not deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes. These payments may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses under Section 162 of the Internal Revenue Code. ARDMS has been organized under Section 501(c) (6) of the IRC. The ARDMS tax identification number is 51-0184277. You may wish to consult your tax advisor for further assistance.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ CME Requirements

If your ARDMS three-year CME period ended with the December 31, 2015 renewal deadline, you must submit copies of a total 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 in your three-year CME period up to July 31, 2016. The deadline for final reinstatement is August 1, 2016.  Refer to www.ARDMS.org/CME for a full list of CME requirements - the type of CMEs required varies depending on the certifications you hold.

Fees and all required CMEs must be received together via mail. CME documentation must include the following information (do not send original certificates):
     • Your full name; handwritten entries are acceptable
     • Your ARDMS number; handwritten entries are acceptable

     • Date of course or activity (dated between January 1, 2012 and July 31, 2016*) - must be pre
       printed, handwritten entries will be denied
     • Name of the ARDMS-approved sponsoring organization. (Please visit ARDMS.org for a complete
        list.) - must be pre-printed, handwritten entries will be denied
     • Title of course or activity - must be pre-printed, handwritten entries will be denied
     • Number of credit hours awarded - handwritten entries are acceptable

*If you earned your first credential in 2012, then you must mail in copies of your required number of ARDMS-accepted CMEs earned anytime between the date you earned your first credential in 2012 and July 31, 2016. Send your CMEs into the ARDMS office.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Revocation Policy

If you fail to comply with the above requirements by August 1, 2016 your certifications will remain revoked.

This means that:
     • You will no longer be a registered sonography professional with the ARDMS;
     • You cannot represent yourself as an ARDMS Registrant with regards to;
        ARDMS certification, including any misstatement 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 certification certificate(s); and you will not receive any of
        the standard ARDMS privileges and benefits; and
     • You will not have access to MY ARDMS or the CME Bank.