Update: January 2020
The ARDMS recertification program continues to remain paused as of January 2020. Behind the scenes volunteers from the sonography community and staff are carefully considering all aspects of the program to benefit ARDMS Registrants. We are aware that Registrants are eager for a definitive update about recertification. We can confirm that the recertification program will not include retaking the initial credentialing examination. The sonographer volunteer leaders of the Recertification Task Force and the ARDMS governance Council are working diligently to evaluate new and innovative recertification program ideas that:
- Reinforce the high professional standards associated with ARDMS Registrants
- Strengthen the sonography profession.
- Reconfirm current day knowledge.
- Sustain the value of the credentials; and
• Uphold your commitment to quality care and patient safety.
The initial discussions and planning for the recertification program began in 2002. Since that time, the program has gone through several iterations and garnered extensive feedback from the sonographer and physician communities. The volunteer peer-leaders of ARDMS and APCA have determined that the current recertification program design, and even the term “recertification,” does not adequately meet the needs and expectations of our Registrants and Certificants and therefore the program has been put on hold until further notice. We are committed to taking the time to further study best practices and develop a program that re-validates current-day knowledge and proficiencies and that sustains the value of the certifications and our shared commitment to quality care.