December Registrants are those that earned their first credential(s) in December. Each year, ARDMS Registrants renew their credential(s) by December 31 for the upcoming calendar year. December Registrants, however, have until February 28/29 to pay the annual renewal fee. Even though you are newly credentialed you must renew (i.e. pay the renewal fee and attest to ARDMS rules and compliance policies) for the following year in order to maintain Active Status. You are not required to pay for the calendar year in which you earned your first credential(s).
If you earned your first credential(s) in December 2020, you have until February 28, 2021 to renew your credential(s) for 2021.
Note: Starting with 2018 renewals (September 2017), renewals are now paperless. ARDMS no longer accepts mail-in payments for renewal fees. Pay your renewal fee and attest online by logging on to MY ARDMS.
If you miss the renewal deadline of February 28, 2021, your credential(s) will be revoked. You then have one opportunity to reinstate your credential(s) by following the Reinstatement procedure (see below) for December Registrants.
Here are important deadlines for December Registrants:
|Important Dates and Fee||Renewal||Reinstatement|
|Deadline||February 28, 2021||August 1, 2021|
$85 for RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RMSKS
|Renewal Fee + $150 USD Reinstatement fee|
Why is there an Annual Renewal Fee?
Annual renewals help us fulfill our mission of empowering sonographers to provide exceptional patient care through rigorous assessments and continual learning. We are dedicated to providing our Registrants and the global Ultrasound Community with the highest and most comprehensive level of professional services and support.
ARDMS renewal fees are:
$85 for RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RMSKS
Renewal Fee Payment Methods
You can quickly and easily pay your renewal fee online using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Diner’s Club, or JCB by logging on to MY ARDMS. It’s FAST, EASY and SECURE! Visit MY ARDMS.
Please note that we do not accept bill pay checks that are processed through your bank. Bill pay checks are similar to personal checks, as your bank issues a check that is sent through the mail.
Once your renewal fee is received, you can expect:
• An updated ARDMS identification (ID) card will be sent to you for the renewal year.
• Your name is listed in the ARDMS Directory of Registrants through the end of the renewal year.
What if you miss your renewal deadline?
If you miss the February 28, 2021 renewal deadline, your credential(s) will be revoked. To have your credential(s) reinstated, please follow the Reinstatement procedure for December Registrants (see below).
What is the Reinstatement Procedure for December Registrants?
If you miss the renewal deadline of February 28, 2021, your credential(s) will be revoked. December Registrants have until August 1, 2021 to reinstate their credential(s) by paying the annual renewal fee plus the $150 USD reinstatement fee, and attesting to ARDMS rules and compliance policies. Reinstate online via your MY ARDMS account.
Note: Registrant renewal fees, application fees, dues, contributions or gifts to Inteleos 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. Inteleos has been organized under Section 501(c)(6) of the IRC. The Inteleos tax identification number is 51-0184277. You may wish to consult your tax advisor for further assistance.