Annual Renewal Fee
Paying Your Renewal Fee Online is FAST, EASY and SECURE.
As a courtesy to new Registrants who earn their first credential between December 1 – 31, 2012, the deadline to pay the 2013 annual renewal fee is extended from December 31, 2012 to February 28, 2013. Please follow the New Registrants Reinstatement Procedures.
If you missed the December 31, 2012 renewal payment deadline, please follow the reinstatement policy.
To pay online: You can quickly, easily and securely pay your annual renewal fee using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express by logging on to MY ARDMS. Your 2013 annual renewal fee is now $75 ($100 for RPVI, MD/DO/DPM and RMSK Registrants with MD/DO/DPM designation). ARDMS does not accept payments over the phone.
Approved by the ARDMS Board of Directors, this is the first renewal fee increase in 7 years. The new fee will help us continue to fulfill our mission of promoting quality care and patient safety through the certification and continuing competency of ultrasound professionals. ARDMS is dedicated to providing our Registrants and the global ultrasound community the highest and most comprehensive level of professional services and support.
The deadline to pay the 2013 ARDMS Annual Renewal Fee was December 31, 2012. Payment must be received at the ARDMS office on or before December 31, 2012.
The three requirements for maintaining ARDMS credentials are:
1. You must pay your renewal fee each year.
2. You must earn a minimum of 30 ARDMS-accepted CMEs in your three-year CME period.
To check your three-year CME period, log on to MY ARDMS.
3. You must complete the recertification assessment process.
Registrants will be required to take a recertification assessments in each specialty area they hold active status. Please visit the Recertification section for more information.
Registrants who pay their annual renewal fee will receive an updated identification (ID) card and their names will appear online in the ARDMS Directory of Registrants.
By paying the annual renewal fee, a Registrant attests that he/she: (a) is in compliance with all ARDMS rules and discipline policies, including the self-reporting requirement regarding any violation of the discipline policies, (b) has accrued – or will have accrued, by the end of the appropriate three-year CME period – the required 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 arrested, charged with, 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 policies, which may be amended from time to time without prior notice.
To maintain Active status with ARDMS, payment must be received by ARDMS on or before December 31, 2012 or your credential(s) will be revoked. To have your credential(s) reinstated, you will need to submit the annual fee plus a $150 USD reinstatement fee to be received on or before February 28, 2013. If you fail to do so, your credential(s) will remain revoked and you will be subject to ARDMS revocation policies and procedures as may be amended from time to time without prior notice. Non – compliance with the ARDMS revocation policies and procedures will result in the need to retake all necessary ARDMS examinations and pay all applicable fees to regain Active status.
Does your three-year CME period end in 2012?
When you pay your 2013 renewal fee, you will be attesting that you have accrued or will have accrued by the end of the appropriate three-year CME period the required ARDMS accepted CMEs. You will be notified via MY ARDMS, e-mail and postal mail if you are selected for the CME audit in March 2013 for the 2010-2012 three-year CME period. To assure that a CME is ARDMS-accepted, simply visit ARDMS.org/CME to view the list of organizations that meet the ARDMS CME requirements.
Does your three-year CME period end in 2013 or after?
Although your three-year CME period does not end in 2012, you should still be earning CMEs in order to have your minimum of 30 ARDMS-accepted CMEs by the time your deadline arrives. Don’t wait until the last minute to earn your CMEs. Do not send CME documentation to the ARDMS office. Log onto MYARDMS to check your three year CME period.
Do you have more questions about the CME audit process? Please visit ARDMS.org/CME for answers or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep Your Contact Information Current:
Please advise ARDMS immediately of any change of address, name change (which must include a completed Name Change Request Form and legal documentation verifying the change of name), phone number or e-mail by logging on to www.ARDMS.org/Registrants and clicking on the “Manage Personal Information” link.
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.