Musculoskeletal sonography (MSK)

​​​​​​​​​​Thank you for your interest in the Musculoskeletal sonography (MSK) examination. ​Please read below for the current and upcoming MSK application dates:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Application Dates for MSK ExaminationMSK Examination Administration Dates
​January 25, 2017-March 28, 2017
April 25, 2017-May 25, 2017

​July 19, 2017-September 19, 2017

October 17, 2017-November 16, 2017 


The Musculoskeletal sonography (MSK) examination tests basic musculoskeletal knowledge and skills required in making reliable diagnosis and performing invasive procedures in musculoskeletal-related conditions. By earning the Registered in Musculoskeletal (RMSK) sonography certification, physicians gain a critical edge in promoting themselves as preeminent practitioners in musculoskeletal sonography.

The RMSK certification is awarded by APCA, the Alliance for Certification & Advancement, a new council created to meet the specific needs of physicians. APCA and MY APCA is your destination to apply, prepare for, schedule and maintain your RMSK certification.

To earn the Musculoskeletal (RMSK) sonography certification, exclusively for physicians, you must pass the MSK examination.

If you do not pass the examination, you must wait until the next administration to retake the MSK exam.

Please note that there is a sonographer-level musculoskeletal credential offered by APCA's companion organization, ARDMS. Click here for details .​