In the rare
instance when an applicant may be unable to obtain the required
signature for the standard CV form, the applicant may send a written
appeal to ARDMS providing full details as to why he or she has been
unable to obtain the signature of an ARDMS-registered sonographer or
vascular technologist certified in the appropriate specialty. The
appeal should consist of a letter from the applicant requesting an
exception CV form for the appropriate specialty, and the reason(s) for
ARDMS will consider the following reasons as appropriate arguments for appeals:
1. Local facilities do not have appropriate ARDMS-registered sonographers/vascular technologists,
and other institutions are too far away from the applicant for a reasonable commute
2. The number of qualified sponsoring sonographers/vascular technologists in the applicant's
region is relatively low.
written CV signature appeals will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Appeals will be considered based on full documentation of the reason
for the appeal and the undue hardship of obtaining an ARDMS-registered
sonographer/vascular technologist sponsoring signature on the standard
CV form in the appropriate specialty area.
If the appeal is
approved, the applicant is granted an "exception signature appeal". A
unique Exception CV Form will be sent to the applicant so that an
interpreting physician (must hold a current, valid license to practice
in the U.S. or Canada), who has directly observed the applicant perform
the necessary skills and has interpreted the applicant's scans, may act
as a qualified signatory on the standard CV form.
interested in requesting an exception should send their letter to:
ARDMS, ATTN: CV Form Exceptions, 1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 600,
Rockville, MD 20852-1402. Applicants can also send their request letter via fax to (301) 738-0312 or by email to ATTN: CV Appeal and firstname.lastname@example.org.