Thank you for your interest in the Musculoskeletal (MSK) sonography examination. Please read below for the current and upcoming MSK application dates:
|MSK Examination Application Dates||MSK Examination Administration Dates|
|January 16, 2019 - April 3, 2019*||April 17, 2019 - May 15, 2019|
|July 17, 2019 - October 2, 2019*||October 16, 2019 - November 13, 2019|
*NOTE: Application window closes at midnight EST.
The Musculoskeletal (MSK) sonography examination tests the requisite 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.
ANSI Accreditation Announcement:
The RMSK credentialing programs is now accredited by ANSI under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17024 Standard. The accreditation of the MSK examination was approved by ANSI on February 12, 2019. Read the press release.
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 .