Application & Examination Resources

Applications are being accepted. Pearson Vue, our testing vendor, has closed or modified access to many of their testing center locations, including locations in U.S. and Canada. Please visit the ARDMS COVID-19 page for details.

Application Process

Once you are ready to apply for an ARDMS examination, follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to MY ARDMS and choose Apply Online under the Application Center
  2. Complete the online application form and submit payment. If you are a first-time applicant, you are required to choose a prerequisite under the prerequisite chart under which to apply.
  3. During the application process you will be required to attest that you have read, understood and acknowledge the following:
    1. Confidentiality Agreement*
    2. The ARDMS Application Agreement
    3. The ARDMS Compliance Policies

*Note: After reading the Confidentiality Agreement, you will be given two response options – “I Agree” and “I Do Not Agree.” Should you choose the “I Do Not Agree” option, you are not agreeing to the terms of the Confidentiality Agreement and as such you will not be able to proceed with the application process.

    1. Gather the required supporting documentation.
    2. Submit your supporting documentation for receipt within 21 days of applying online. ARDMS now allows you to submit your supporting documentation by uploading it into your MY ARDMS account!​ Do not submit documentation prior to submitting your application as it will be discarded. Review of your application can take up to five business days from receipt of documentation in the office.

For more details, please visit Get Certified to select the specialty examination you wish to apply under. Once we have reviewed your information, we will email you with either an Examination Confirmation Letter (ECL) or a request for additional documentation. When you receive the ECL, you may contact Pearson VUE to schedule an examination appointment during your eligibility period. The eligibility period will be available on your ECL. If you are found ineligible to take the examination, your application will be partially refunded (less the $100 USD processing fee per examination) and your documentation will be mailed back to you. To retake an examination you did not pass, please refer to the specific examination under Get Certified.

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